Finding female role models and women leaders in the business world is critical for our success as women. Seriously. Watching what successful women CEOs do and how they handle themselves, their families and their professional lives can teach us about how to succeed ourselves. Girl Scouts CEO, Anna Maria Chávez, is a woman we can get behind since we love a good female CEO, especially one who’s Latina. She tells Parade, “Instead of teaching me how to cook, my mother taught my brothers how to cook, and me how to run a board meeting. She was an elected official, and she used to take me to meetings so I could see how leadership played out.”
Not all of us are blessed with a powerhouse mami like Chavez but luckily there are more than a few female CEOs of successful companies to serve as inspirational examples and empower us to achieve our own success. Here are 15 women CEOs to learn from every day. Let’s get started. Right now.
1. Anna Maria Chávez • CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA
Topping our list of women leaders, Anna Maria Chávez has occupied both private and public positions of power. She’s served under President Clinton and she received the 2013 Law College Association Award from her alma mater, the University of Arizona.
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