21 Standout Companies Run by Women

International Women's Day: These US-listed firms have carved out economic moats and are led by female CEOs

Susan Dziubinski 10 March, 2021 | 10:34AM

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ARK Invest chief executive Cathie Wood has become a financial media favourite this yea: her ARK family of funds is raking in oodles of money, in some instances to the tune of $1 billion per day. Similarly, Bumble (BMBL) founder Whitney Wolfe Heard made headlines this year as the youngest female CEO to take a company public in the United States.

Don't let these headline makers fool you, though: women still hold a disproportionately small number of CEO roles among US companies. How small? Only 6% of CEO positions were held by females in 2019, according to recent research.

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