Top women in 2013 Fortune 500 list

Updated 6:47 PM ET, Tue December 10, 2013
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General Motors, No.7 on this year's overall Fortune 500 list, promoted Mary Barra to serve as the new chief executive officer on Tuesday, December 10. Barra will serve as the first female head of a major U.S. automaker. Getty Images
Meg Whitman is the head of information technology company Hewlett-Packard, which came in 15th on this year's overall Fortune 500 list. Getty Images
Virginia Rometty is president and CEO of IBM. She is the first woman to lead the technology giant, America's 20th-largest company, according to Fortune. Courtesy IBM
As CEO of food processing corporation Archer Daniels Midland, Patricia Woertz has presided over a 30% increase in revenues since 2011, leading ADM to 27th position in the Fortune 500 list. AFP/Getty Images
Indra Nooyi sits at the helm of Pepsico, the 43rd-largest company in America, according to Fortune. Nooyi has overseen a shift in focus from soft drinks into less-profitable, but healthier, snack-food markets in recent years. AFP/Getty Images
Marillyn A. Hewson is president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin. The aeronautics company and major defense and security contractor is ranked No. 59 in the Fortune 500. PRNewsFoto/Lockheed Martin/AP
Ellen Kullman is CEO of DuPont, the 72nd-biggest company in America, according to the Fortune 500 list. Kullman oversaw an 18% rise in revenues and a 14% increase in profits at the chemical company in 2011. Getty Images
As CEO of Kraft Foods, Irene Rosenfeld presides over America's 88th-biggest company. AFP/Getty Images
Phebe N. Novakovic is the chairman and CEO for General Dynamics, which ranked 98th this year. Coutesy General Dynamics
Carol Meyrowitz is the CEO of retail clothing firm TJX. The company ranked 115th in this year's Fortune 500 list. Courtesy TJX
Ursula Burns made history in 2009 by becoming the first African-American woman to head a Fortune 500 company. Xerox ranks 131st on the 2013 Fortune list. Getty Images