In this article, CNBC writes about the record number of women that are now running Global 500 Businesses.
A record number of 23 women are now running Global 500 businesses, according to Fortune. This number, which is an increase from just 14 in 2020, is the highest number of women CEOs in the Global 500 since Fortune started tracking this data in 2014.
In addition to the overall number of women CEOs increasing, the number of women of color leaders on the list has also risen. Last year, just one woman of color was serving as a Global 500 CEO. This year, that number has increased to six due to executive leadership changes at companies inside and outside the United States.