Mariam Barghoyan

5 Women Entrepreneurs of the Middle East You Should Follow

Influential, charismatic and entrepreneurial, these are the women who are changing the face of the Middle East. Heather Henyon - @BalCap The founder and managing partner...

Mary Barra

Title: CEOCompany: General MotorsCountry: USA The first woman to run a global automaker, Barra oversees more than 212,000 employees in 396 GM facilities on six continents. An...

Ginni Rometty

IBM is a company known for long-term vision and long-term employees. Rometty is no exception: She came to Big Blue as a systems engineer...

Indra Nooyi

Title: Chairman and CEOCompany: PepsiCo.Country: USA Nooyi has more than doubled sales from outside the U.S. in her seven years running PepsiCo (pep, +0.27%). International markets now make...

Maria das Graças Silva Foster

Title: CEOCompany: PetrobrasCountry: Brazil At no. 25, Petrobras, with annual revenues of $144 billion, is the highest-ranking woman-led company on the Fortune Global 500. Foster faces Many challenges:...

Ellen Kullman

Title: Chairman and CEOCompany: DuPontCountry: USA Kullman's reinvention of DuPont has a distinctly international flavor to it: Her 2011 acquisition of Danish food enzyme maker Danisco was key...

Irene Rosenfeld

Title: Chairman and CEOCompany: MondelezCountry: USA After Rosenfeld split Kraft (krft)in two, she took the reins of the more international entity (and gave it an exotic-sounding name): Mondelez...

Marillyn Hewson

Title: President and CEOCompany: Lockheed MartinCountry: USA Hewson is making a big push to increase international sales, which make up 17% of revenue. (Pretty much everything else is...

Meg Whitman

Title: CEOCompany: Hewlett PackardCountry: USA Some of Whitman's biggest battles are playing out on the global stage, with HP (hpq, -0.51%) rival Lenovo (lnvgf), a China-based company, now...

Patricia Woertz

Title: Chairman, President and CEOCompany: Archer Daniels MidlandCountry: USA The Australian government stymied Woertz's global expansion plans when it blocked ADM's (adm, +1.85%) $3 billion bid to buy...

Gail Kelly

Title: Managing Director and CEOCompany: Westpac GroupCountry: Australia Kelly is just about as global as they come: Born in South Africa to British parents, she taught Latin in...

Sheryl Sandberg

Title: COOCompany: FacebookCountry: USA As the No. 2 of Facebook (fb, -0.04%), which is available in some 70 languages and generates more than half its revenue from outside...

Phebe Novakovic

Title: Chairman and CEOCompany: General DynamicsCountry: USA General Dynamics (gd, +0.58%) is slowly but steadily increasing its international operations, which now make up 20% of revenue—up from 18%...

Safra Catz

Title: Co-President and CEOCompany: OracleCountry: USA Most big decisions at Oracle (orcl, -0.12%), whose software is part of the essential fabric of a huge swath of the Global...

Marissa Mayer

Title: President and CEOCompany: YahooCountry: USA A celebrity in her home country, Mayer is starting to step onto the world stage. She was co-chair of the recent World...

Alison Cooper

Title: CEOCompany: Imperial TobaccoCountry: Britain Cooper has offset falling volumes at the $23-billion-in-revenue tobacco giant (brands include Davidoff and Gauloises) by investing in growth markets such as Kazakhstan...