Out of all the Fortune 500 companies, only 5 percent have women as CEOs. To mark International Women's Day, we round up some of the world's top female CEOs from across the world. Let's take a look.
Female CEOs: Big names you should know
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO of IBM Ginni Rometty attends a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020
Gree Electric's President Dong Mingzhu
Gree Electric's President Dong Mingzhu attends the China Entrepreneur Summit in Beijing on Dec 9, 2017.
Quibi CEO Meg Whitman
Quibi CEO Meg Whitman speaks during a Quibi keynote address at the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, January 8, 2020.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra
General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra announces a major investment focused on the development of GM future technologies at the GM Orion Assembly Plant in Lake Orion, Michigan, US, March 22, 2019.
Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Melinda Gates attends an international conference on health in developing countries, in Oslo, Norway November 6, 2018.
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and current chair of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), gives a news conference on the sidelines during the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, September 23, 2019.
Isabelle Kocher, CEO of French gas and power group Engie
Isabelle Kocher, CEO of French gas and power group Engie, attends the group shareholders general meeting in Paris, France, May 3, 2016.
Banco Santander Chairwoman Ana Patricia Botin
Banco Santander's chairwoman Ana Patricia Botin reacts during the annual results presentation at the bank's headquarters in Boadilla del Monte, outside Madrid, Spain January 29, 2020.
Spanish bank Santander's Executive Chairwoman Ana Botin
Spanish bank Santander's Executive Chairwoman Ana Botin addresses the annual general meeting of shareholders in Santander, Spain on March 23, 2018.