‘Beauty with Brains’, haven’t we all heard this phrase a little too often? Let’s take a look at some of the hottest female CEOs of the world who are also good at their jobs. Women are known to be able to handle tough situations and even multi task brilliantly. In the history of our world, it took some time for women to break the shackles of household chores and move out into the outside world. As of today, women are in every arena of life and doing equally well if not better than men. The corporate world too has seen the power and charisma of women. Women have made indelible impressions across quarters and are here to stay on for long! Let us take a look at some of the savviest ladies that occupy and lead the board rooms across the world.
10. Hilary Rowland:
She is not only stunning to look at but aptly justifies her position as a CEO. She is the founder two web companies Urbanette Magazine and New Face. She launched the first ever online magazine for women as a teenager; a very worthy accomplishment for a 15 year old. She also head eClick Interactive Inc. and Project Migration; the latter being a flagship which sells fashion accessories to accumulate funds for essential facilities like water and medical help for the enormously poor. She was ranked # 1 in AOL’s hottest female CEO’s list in 2010.
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9. Nina Godiwalla:
She is the eye-catching CEO of MindWorks which is involved in stress management services to the corporate. A second generation Indian American, Nina completed her Master of Business Administration from Wharton School of Business. She also holds a Master of Arts focused in creative writing from Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas. After having worked for almost a decade in Morgan Stanley and Johnson & Johnson before starting MindWorks; she used her experience to write her bestselling book ‘Suits: A Woman on Wall Street’.
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8. Julie Smolyansky:
She is the CEO and President of natural foods powerhouse Lifeway Foods. She is breathtakingly beautiful and has a level head on her shoulders. She started her journey as a CEO in the year 2002 when she was just 27 years old. Her main focus as a CEO has been to increase the natural food line of the company and ensuring its sustainability. As a thirty something, that is quiet a commendable outlook and strategic foresight.
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7. Alexis Glick:
Absolutely gorgeous Alexis Glick is the CEO of Gen YOUth Foundation. She is an old hand in the Media and a former Wall Street executive. A mother of three she was an anchor for the show ‘Money for Breakfast’ and ‘The Opening Bell’ on Fox Business Network. She is also a philanthropist apart from being a CEO and a strategic adviser for several media and financial houses.
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6. Jesse Cook Draper:
Born in 1986, Jesse Draper is the CEO of Valley Girl, Inc. that produces The Valley Girl Show, a web-based talk show. She gained recognition starring in Nickelodeon’s The Naked Brothers Band. She also hosts, writes and produces the Valley Girl. At a young age, Jesse Draper had achieved a lot compared to girls her age besides the tag of one of the hottest female CEOs around.
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5. Kari Adams:
She is the sexy founder and CEO of matchmaking and dating service called the Princeton Elite Club. She is the upscale matchmaker who works with singles to help them find their ‘soul mates’. She has a Master’s Degree in Interpersonal Communication; she is also a divorce specialist. She started out this company after her divorce when she was the stay at home single mom looking out for some work.
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4. Tyra Banks:
A famous American and television personality, she is the CEO of Bankable Enterprises. Having graced the cameras as a Victoria’s Secret Model, Tyra Banks has achieved a lot not only by virtue of her looks but with her panache as a lady with an astute mind. She knows her niche and has carved out a place for her utilizing that. Shows like America’s Next Top Model, True Beauty and The Tyra Banks Show are her projects. She has been ranked time and again among the most influential women in the world by the Time Magazine and of course stands strong in this list of hottest female CEOs of the world.
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3. Claire Chamber:
She was a management consultant before opening ‘Journelle’, a premier lingerie store in New York. The lack of variety led her to set up her own store that offered good value for money. With an opening in the year 2007, she has now made a place for herself where she is touted as the creator of the Anti-Victoria Secret Brand!
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2. Kathy Ireland:
She was among the models along with Cindy Crawford for whom the term ‘super model’ was inked. She is the CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide. Ireland was an exceptional model first appearing in 1983 and had since featured in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for 13 consecutive years.
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1. Leslie Blodgett:
She is the CEO of Bare Escentuals, a female product company and now the topper of the hottest female CEOs of the world too. She is also credited with the launch of a line of a line of beauty products for women called ‘bareMinerals’. Her aim is to make women feel beautiful inside out. Just as herself, she is in a mission to make women look better and more desirable.
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