Top 13 highest paid female CEOs and how they ranked overall in 2014
The highest-paid female chief executive in 2014 was Marissa Mayer, who made $42.1 million for leading Yahoo!. The next highest paid female CEO, United Therapeutics’ Dr. Martine Rothblatt, took home a staggering $1.6 million.
She was followed by TJX’s Carol Meyrowitz with $3.3 million, Hewlett-Packard’s Margaret C. Whitman with $19.6 million and PepsiCo’s Indra K. Nooyi with 19.1 million.
It was never going to be 50-50 (not just yet, anyway), female CEOs still take home far less than their male counterparts.
In fact, of the 200 highest-paid chief executives on The New York Times’ list, only 13 were women. Additionally, the Times reports, “their average pay, $20 million, is 11.5% less than $22.6 million overall average.”
Yes, it is thrilling to see these women head up some of the country’s largest corporations. But, isn’t it troubling to see so few females represented?
Here’s what the top 13 female CEOs made, and how they ranked overall:
1. Marissa A. Mayer, Yahoo
Rank: 14th overall
2. Dr. Martine Rothblat, United Therapeutics
Rank: 24th overall
3. Carol Meyrowitz, TJX Companies
Rank: 54th overall
4. Margaret C. Whitman, Hewlett-Packard
Rank: 72nd overall
5. Indra K. Nooyi, PepsiCo
Rank: 81st overall
6. Phebe N. Novakovic, General Dynamics
Rank: 83rd overall
7. Virginia M. Rometty, IBM
Rank: 93rd overall
8. Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin
Rank: 97th overall
9. Patricia A. Woertz, Archer Daniels Midland
Rank: 120th overall
10. Irene B. Rosenfeld, Mondelez International
Rank: 124th overall
11. Mary T. Barra, General Motors
Rank: 126th overall
12. Laura J. Alber, Williams-Sonoma
Rank: 149th overall
13. Ellen J. Kullman, DuPont
Rank: 181st overall
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