The Top-Paid Female CEOs, Ranked by Online Influence

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It’s bothersome that at this late date far too few women are ultimately running things (even though they account for over half of the species being run). We eschew political matters, generally, but we’ll stick our necks out at least this far. We wish a list of this nature seemed almost nonsensical, and that singling out execs by gender seemed irrational; given the vast quantity of other factors infinitely more relevant to ones leadership capabilities. But, alas, that’s not the world we yet live in.

If you click through to Business Insider here, you’ll see their slide show for this past year’s top-paid female CEOs.

We’ve taken the exceedingly well-compensated women featured on the above linked to list, and measured them on our PeekScore scale; to see how they stack up and compare in terms of their influence, impact, and prominence here in cyberspace.

ADDENDUM 12/10/13: Mary Barra (PeekYou profile here), the now former Executive Vice President of Global Product Development for General Motors, has just been named the automotive giant’s brand new CEO; making her the first woman to hold that lofty post for the company. We know not yet how much she’ll ultimately be paid, or where she’ll fall in comparison to her peers in that regard, but we thought it could be interesting and timely to add this here. Ms. Barra’s PeekScore is 7.04, which would find her number 6 on the below list.

Rank Picture Name Company / Salary PeekScore
1

Meg Whitman Hewlett-Packard / $16.4mil 8.71 / 10.00
2

Marissa Mayer Yahoo / $36.6mil 8.11 / 10.00
3

Virginia ‘Ginni’ Rometty IBM / $16.2mil 7.14 / 10.00
4

Irene Rosenfeld Mondelēz International / $28.8mil 7.10 / 10.00
5

Indra Nooyi PepsiCo / $14.2mil 7.07 / 10.00
6

Sherilyn McCoy Avon Products / $12.9mil 7.02 / 10.00
7

To Wai Bing Hong Kong Television Network Ltd. / $10.2mil 7.02 / 10.00
8

Debra Cafaro Ventas / $11.2mil 7.01 / 10.00
9

Jane Elfers Children’s Place Retail / $17.2mil 7.00 / 10.00
10

Wellington Denahan-Norris Annaly Capital Management / $25.8mil 6.59 / 10.00

The Digital Footprints of Tech’s Most Powerful Women

What is PeekScore?: PeekScore is a rank from 1 to 10, assigned to every person. The higher someone’s score, the “more important” they are on the web. In calculating your PeekScore and updating it often, PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news. For first time visitors a more in-depth explanation of what the PeekScore is, and how to increase your own, can be found by clicking through here.

As we’ve written here in the PeekScore blog previously – such as here, for example – “If we’re to live in a world where we choose to have leaders, by our math a little over half of them (at all levels, and in all areas) should be women. We realize that rightfully the balance may shift back and forth over time (just given the pool of available, qualified, and/or interested candidates at any moment), but on average – considering the demographic breakdown of those being led – it seems that this is how things should shake out.”

While we avoid politics here at the blog, this is one point of view we don’t regard as controversial. Women in positions of power are much more common than once upon a time, but we hope to see a day where there’s no novelty to the notion whatsoever. Nonetheless, at this moment, women in positions of leadership and/or great influence do warrant special notice. Today we’re taking a look at the most powerful and influential women in the world most dear to the heart of PeekYou, the world of technology. We’re not measuring the scope of their significances, nor the quality of their accomplishments, but we’re seeing how they measure up in terms of their presences and impacts here on the Web (i.e., their digital footprints, an explanation of which can be found above, or more in-depth by clicking through here).

Any thoughts on the above? Any women in tech you’d like to have seen included on the list? Let us know in the comments.

Rank Picture Name Title, Company PeekScore
1

Meg Whitman President and CEO, HP 8.98 / 10.00
2

Sheryl Sandberg COO, Facebook 8.34 / 10.00
3

Marissa Mayer VP of Location and Local Services, Google 8.22 / 10.00
4

Susan Wojcicki SVP of Advertising, Google 8.00 / 10.00
5

Ursula Burns CEO, Xerox 7.89 / 10.00
6

Safra Catz President, Oracle 7.80 / 10.00
7

Cher Wang Co-founder and chairperson, HTC 7.68 / 10.00
8

Virginia “Ginni” Rometty CEO and President, IBM 7.60 / 10.00
9

Ellen Kullman CEO, DuPont 7.32 / 10.00
10

Katie Jacobs Stanton Head of International Strategy, Twitter 7.20 / 10.00

The Digital Footprints of the Top Female CEOs

What is PeekScore?: PeekScore is a rank from 1 to 10, assigned to every person. The higher someone’s score, the “more important” they are on the web. In calculating your PeekScore and updating it often, PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news.

Today’s list may cause, for some of you, an internal conflict to arise. Excited though you’ll rightfully be to see the PeekScore blog celebrate women who’ve risen to top of their professions, you’ll wish we weren’t also simultaneously (if only incidentally) endorsing your pet enemies of capitalism and the corporate power structure. Well, progressive reader, perhaps because we love the company for which we work, or perhaps because our own CEO (while admittedly male) is a hell of a nice person, we do not share your prejudices nor sense of regret. The fact remains, however, that even at this late date far too few women are ultimately running things (even though – as we’ve pointed out previously – they comprise over half of the species being run), and we do share in your feelings regarding that not seeming quite right. We don’t feel we’re being especially preachy in bringing this noteworthy fact to light, and we suspect that at least half of our readership will be inclined to agree.

Anyway, in keeping with our frequently choosing to stay out of things, we offer no opinion on these women nor upon the companies they lead. Some of these women are a bit beleaguered, some are nearly unconditionally celebrated, but the unifying fact is that they’re all in charge. Few, if any, have all that much of a social media presence, but they’re all newsworthy, and all high profile. As such, their PeekScores suggest a definite presence here in cyberspace, even if they’re too busy wheeling and dealing to tweet their days away.

Are there any female CEOs we overlooked? What are your thoughts on this list? Heck, what are your thoughts on anything at all? Let us know in the comments.

Rank Picture Name Company PeekScore
1

Carol Bartz
Yahoo
9.48 / 10
2

Indra Nooyi
PepsiCo
8.66 / 10
3

Andrea Jung
Avon Products
8.38 / 10
4

Ursula Burns
Xerox
8.22 / 10
5

Ellen Kullman
DuPont
8.09/ 10
6

Angela Braly
WellPoint
8.08 / 10
7

Irene Rosenfeld
Kraft Foods
7.40 / 10
8

Beth Mooney
KeyCorp
7.10 / 10
9

Lynn Elsenhans
Sunoco
7.10 / 10
10

Patricia Woertz
Archer Daniels Midland
7.00 / 10
11

Carol Meyrowitz
TJX
5.37 / 10