This photo combination shows 10 of the female CEOs of S&P 500 companies. Top row, from left: Debra Cafaro, Ventas; Mary Barra, General Motors; Phebe Novakovic, General Dynamics; Lynn Good, Duke Energy; and Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin. Bottom row, from left: Virginia Rometty, IBM; Margaret Whitman, who stepped down in January 2018 at Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Margaret Keane, Synchrony Financial; Heather Bresch, Mylan; and Debra Reed, Sempra Energy. (AP Photo)

This photo combination shows 10 of the female CEOs of S&P 500 companies. Top row, from left: Debra Cafaro, Ventas; Mary Barra, General Motors; Phebe Novakovic, General Dynamics; Lynn Good, Duke Energy; and Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin. Bottom row, from left: Virginia Rometty, IBM; Margaret Whitman, who stepped down in January 2018 at Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Margaret Keane, Synchrony Financial; Heather Bresch, Mylan; and Debra Reed, Sempra Energy. (AP Photo)

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