Get a job at these top companies led by female CEOs

Research proves that gender diversity benefits the workplace.

Get a job at these top companies led by female CEOs

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re taking a moment to shout out some of the top companies that are helmed by female CEOs—and that just so happen to be hiring on Monster right now.

Why would you want to consider jobs at companies with female CEOs? There’s been loads of studies on the benefits of gender diversity in the workplace—that includes the economic upsides of having women in high-ranking positions. Research by Catalyst showed that companies with a greater percentage of women in executive positions have a 34% higher total return to shareholders than those that do not.

And yet, top companies are slow to make more diverse hires in the C-suite. In an article for the Atlantic, journalist Vauhini Vara found that among Fortune 500 companies, women make up 44% of employees, 37% of first-level and middle-level officials and managers, and 27% of executive and senior-level managers. These mega companies are serving the entire population, so shouldn’t their workers—at all levels—represent the entire population? (That was a rhetorical question.)

Below is a list of S&P 500 companies with female CEOs that are currently hiring on Monster.

Alliant Energy Corporation

Industry: Public utility company
CEO: Patricia Kampling, since April 2012
Number of employees: 4,000+

Find jobs at Alliant Energy on Monster.

American Water Works Company, Inc.

Industry: Public utility company
CEO: Susan N. Story, since May 2014
Number of employees: 7,100

Find jobs at American Water Works on Monster.

Anthem, Inc.

Industry: Health care
CEO: Gail Boudreaux, since November 2017
Number of employees: 58,000

Find jobs at Anthem Inc. on Monster.

Duke Energy Corporation

Industry: Electricity company
CEO: Lynn J. Good, since July 2013
Number of employees: 29,060

Find jobs at Duke Energy on Monster.

General Dynamics Corporation

Industry: Aerospace and defense
CEO: Phebe N. Novakovic, since January 2013
Number of employees: 98,600

Find jobs at General Dynamics on Monster.

General Motors

Industry: Automotive
CEO: Mary T. Barra, since January 2014
Number of employees: 180,000+

Find jobs at General Motors on Monster.

Hershey Company

Industry: Food and beverage
CEO: Michele Buck, since March 2017
Number of employees: 21,000

Find jobs at the Hershey Company on Monster.


Industry: Technology
CEO: Virginia M. Rometty, since January 2012
Number of employees: 397,800

Find jobs at IBM on Monster.


Industry: Banking
CEO: Beth E. Mooney, since May 2011
Number of employees: 18,415

Find jobs at KeyBank on Monster.

Kohl's Corporation

Industry: Retail
CEO: Michelle Gass, since May 2018
Number of employees: 137,000

Find jobs at Kohl’s on Monster.

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Industry: Aerospace and defense
CEO: Marillyn A. Hewson, since January 2013
Number of employees: 105,000

Find jobs at Lockheed Martin on Monster.

Nasdaq, Inc.

Industry: Finance
CEO: Adena Friedman, since January 2017
Number of employees: 4,734

Find jobs at Nasdaq on Monster.

Northrop Grumman

Industry: Aerospace and defense
CEO: Kathy Warden, since January 2019
Number of employees: 85,000

Find jobs at Northrop Grumman on Monster.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Industry: Petroleum and natural gas
CEO: Vicki Hollub, since April 2016
Number of employees: 11,000

Find jobs at Occidental Petroleum on Monster.

Oracle Corporation

Industry: Technology
CEO: Safra A. Catz (co-CEO), since September 2014
Number of employees: 138,000

Find jobs at Oracle on Monster.

The Progressive Corporation

Industry: Insurance
CEO: Tricia Griffith, since July 2016
Number of employees: 33,000

Find jobs at Progressive Insurance on Monster.

Ross Stores, Inc.

Industry: Retail
CEO: Barbara Rentler, since June 2014
Number of employees: 79,000

Find jobs at Ross Stores on Monster.

Synchrony Financial

Industry: Finance
CEO: Margaret Keane, since February 2014
Number of employees: 16,000

Find jobs at Synchrony Financial on Monster.

Ulta Beauty, Inc.

Industry: Cosmetics and skincare
CEO: Mary Dillon, since July 2013
Number of employees: 34,700

Find jobs at Ulta Beauty on Monster.

Diversify your job search

When looking for a job, people tend to stick with familiar industries, but opportunities are everywhere. Expanding your search into other industries you may haven't previously considered can yield some pretty awesome results. Need some help diversifying your job search? Join Monster for free todayAs a member, you can upload up to five versions of your resume—each tailored to the types of jobs that interest you. Recruiters from all sorts of industries search Monster every day looking to fill top jobs with qualified candidates, just like you. Additionally, you can get job alerts sent directly to your inbox to cut down on time spent looking through ads. Why limit yourself when you've got so much to offer? Let Monster help you get on the path to your next awesome job.

*Stats were taken from the most recent data available on company websites and