Another familiar face sitting at number 18 on the Forbes list is Emma Walmsley, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline. After becoming the first woman in the history of leading a big pharmaceutical company in 2017, she cut 30 of its drug development programs and 130 other brands and partnered with 23andMe to reduce prices. medicine and create better treatments. Another representative from the pharmaceutical industry and ranked 60th on the list is Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman of Biocon and the richest self-made female billionaire in India.
The insurance industry also contributed to the list of many outstanding names, including Tricia Griffith, CEO of Progressive Corporation, at No. 54. She joined the company in 1988 and became CEO in 2016. In the year In 2018, the company’s revenue more than doubled and brought Progressive Corporation to the third position among the largest insurance companies in the United States.