In the past 2 years more women have risen to lead major companies. That’s the case of Fortune’s 2014 ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, with 24 large-company CEOs in its pages. The industries include energy, tech and defense.
It’s a long way from their original 1998 list, on which most members “came from industries with a premium on creativity,” such as advertising, media, and publishing, with “no top women at blue-chip firms.” Many of the top 50 were named to their jobs in the past year, and nine were newcomers to the list. That suggests more turnover at the top of business, which is a very good thing for a whole lot of powerful women. Original article by: Jennifer Reingold