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These women CEOs bagged the highest salaries

March 07, 2014 14:00 IST

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In the male-dominated corporate world, these brilliant women have proved their mettle and made a big difference. 

Today, women are credited and recognised for the success and profitability of many companies.

According to Bloomberg, these women executive officers of S&P 500 companies have bagged the highest compensation for the latest fiscal year.

Take a look at the women CEOs with highest salaries…

Safra Catz 

Co-President and CFO, Oracle

Rank: 1

Salary: $51.70 million 

One of the world's most influential women in the technology space, Safra A Catz has been President of Oracle Corporation since January 2004, and Chief Financial Officer as of April 2011.

In May 2008, Catz was also appointed to a three-year term as member of the Board of Directors for HSBC Holdings plc. 

In 2009, she was ranked as the 12th most powerful woman in business by Fortune. 

She was also ranked by Forbes as the 16th most powerful business woman in the same year.

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Marissa Mayer 

President and CEO, Yahoo!

Rank: 2

Salary: $36.62 million 

Marissa Mayer, 38,  is the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

Under her leadership, Yahoo acquired Tumblr in a $1.1 billion acquisition.

Prior to joining Yahoo, Mayer took various roles of an engineer, designer, product manager, and an executive during her 13-year stint at Google. Mayer who joined Google in 1999, was the company's first woman engineer.

Mayer was ranked number 14 on the list of America's most powerful businesswomen of 2012 by Fortune magazine.

She bagged the 32nd rank in Forbes Magazine's List of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2013. 

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Irene Rosenfeld 

Chairman and CFO, Mondelez International

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Salary: $28.81 million 

Irene Rosenfeld has changed the “face, footprint and prospects of Kraft Foods,” says the company. 

Irene returned to Kraft Foods, the predecessor to Mondelez International, Inc., in June 2006 as CEO. She became Chairman in March 2007, following Kraft’s spin off from Altria Group.  

She is credited for transforming the portfolio and strengthening the company's presence in fast-growing developing markets. 

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Sharen Turney 

President and CEO, Victoria's Secret Megabrand & Intimate Apparel

Rank: 4

Salary: $25.62 million 

Sharen Jester Turney has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Victoria's Secret Megabrand & Intimate Apparel, a subsidiary of Limited Brands Inc and Victoria's Secret Stores, Inc since July 2006. 

She received the Fashion Medal of Honor for Fashion Retailing in 1997. 

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Carol Meyrowitz 

CEO, TJX Companies

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Salary: $21.77 million 

Carol Meyrowitz has been Chief Executive Officer of TJX since January 2007.

Meyrowitz is also a director of Staples, Inc. 

In 2009, she was listed 24th in the Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful Women. 

She was ranked 26th on CNN's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2006. 

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Angela Braly

Former Chairman and CEO, WellPoint 

Rank: 6

Salary: $20.59 million

Angela Braly was president and chief executive officer for WellPoint, Inc., a US-based health care company. Five years after she assumed the role of the company’s CEO, she resigned on August 28, 2012 due to shareholder criticism on the company's bad performance.

Forbes listed Braly as the one of the most powerful woman in the world in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Fortune ranked Braly the fourth most powerful woman in business in America in 2007.

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Virginia Rometty

Chairman and CEO, IBM

Rank: 7

Salary: $16.18 million 

Virginia Rometty is the first woman to head IBM. She began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit, Michigan.

Prior to becoming president and CEO in January 2012, she was senior vice president and group executive for sales, marketing, and strategy at IBM.

She was ranked among Fortune magazine's ‘50 Most Powerful Women in Business’ for eight consecutive years and ‘World's 100 Most Powerful Women’.

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Ellen Kullman

Chairman and CEO, DuPont 

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Salary: $15.66 million 

Ellen Kullman is the 19th executive to lead the company in more than 208 years of DuPont history.

Ellen became CEO on January 1, 2009. Prior to that, she served as executive vice president. As CEO, Ellen has championed market-driven science to drive innovation across the company’s businesses.

Under her leadership, decision making has moved closer to customers around the world, resulting in greater partnering, collaboration, and solutions attuned to local needs.

Ellen began her career at DuPont in 1988 as a marketing manager. Forbes ranked her 4th of the 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011.

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Meg Whitman

President and CEO, Hewlett-Packard

Rank: 9

Salary: $15.36 million 

Meg Whitman has served as HP's president and chief executive officer since September 2011. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of HP since January 2011. 

Prior to this, Whitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc., from 1998 to March 2008. 

She was named among the top five most powerful women by Fortune magazine. Harvard Business Review named her the eighth-best-performing CEO of the past decade. 

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Renee James

Executive VP, Software, Intel

Rank: 10

Salary: $15.30 million

Under Renee James’s leadership, company saw its expansion into providing proprietary and open source software and services for applications in security, cloud-based computing, and importantly, smartphones. 

James who joined Intel in 1987 is responsible for Intel's global software and services strategy, revenue, profit, and product R&D. 

James also serves as a non-executive director on the Vodafone Group Plc Board of Directors and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. 

She is an independent director on the VMware Inc. Board of Directors and is a member of the Audit Committee. 

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Mary Erdoes

CEO, Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase

Rank: 11

Salary: $14.75 million 

Mary Erdoes joined J.P. Morgan Asset Management as head of fixed income for high-net-worth individuals, foundations and endowments in 1996.

In March 2005, she was appointed CEO of J.P. Morgan Private Bank.

In 2012,  she was included in the ‘50 Most Influential list’ of Bloomberg Markets Magazine.

She is currently ranked the 24th most powerful woman according to Forbes.

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Rosalind Brewer 

President and CEO, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart Stores

Rank: 12

Salary: $14.46 million

Rosalind Brewer started her career with Walmart in 2006 as vice president of operations in Georgia.

Over the years, Brewer gained across global manufacturing operations, research and development, marketing and strategic business unit leadership

In January 2012, Rosalind Brewer was appointed president and chief of Sam's Club, making history as the first woman and first African American ever to become CEO of a Wal-Mart business unit, according to Forbes.

In 2013, Brewer was named one of the ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ by Forbes.

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Indra Nooyi

Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo

Rank: 13

Salary: $14.21 million 

PepsiCo's Indian-origin CEO Indra Nooyi joined the company in 1994 and was named president and CFO in 2001. In 2007 she became the fifth CEO in PepsiCo's 44-year history. 

Nooyi has directed the company's global strategy for more than a decade. 

She took the lead in the acquisition of Tropicana in 1998, and merger with Quaker Oats Company, which also brought Gatorade to PepsiCo. 

Nooyi began her career in India, as product manager position at Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell. 

She was named on Wall Street Journal's list of 50 women to watch in 2007 and 2008. She has also been listed in Time's 100 Most Influential People in The World in 2007 and 2008. 

Nooyi is consistently ranked among World's 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes magazine. 

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Ursula Burns

Chairman and CEO, Xerox 

Rank: 14

Salary: $13.07 million 

Ursula Burns is the first African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. 

Burns joined Xerox in 1980 as a mechanical engineering summer intern. 

After 29 years, she rose through the ranks to become the chief executive officer in July 2009. 

In 2009, Forbes rated her as 14th most powerful woman in the world.

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Sheri McCoy

Chairman and CEO, Avon Products

Rank: 15 

Salary: $12.93 million

Sheri McCoy, CEO of Avon Products and former Vice Chairman and member of the Office of the Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, holds five patents registered in the United States and Europe. 

She was named by Fortune Magazine among the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in Business’. 

In August 2012, she was recognised as the 39th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine.

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