Top 10 Female CFOs: These Women Make the World Go Round

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At MissCFO, we are primarily focused on being the Chief Financial Officers of our homes. Trust me that is not always an easy fete, otherwise you would not be here. As we work to manage our finances, there are some Women who are managing the finances of some of our favorite brands. These amazing Women sit at some of the most coveted boardrooms across the U.S. They manage multi-million and billion dollar companies. As we wrap up 2015, let’s check out the top 10 female CFOs in the U.S. 

Our friends at BusinessInsider compiled a list of the top 50 female CFOs, however we condensed it to the cream of the crop, the top 10 female CFOs.

Pat Yarrington, Chevron Corp

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Since 2009, Pat Yarrington has been enjoying the C-Suite at Chevron. In her role, she is responsible for  comptroller, tax, treasury, audit and investor relations activities corporate-wide. Like many of her peers during her time, she has served at Chevron for nearly 30 years. She began as a Manager in investor relations, ultimately climbing the ranks to CFO.

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Cathie Lesjak, Hewlett Packard Co.

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Cathie Lesjak began her role as CFO of Hewlett Packard (HP) in 2007. Similar to her #1 contender, she has spent the majority of her career, 24 years to be exact, serving at HP. She has held various positions such as credit manager for the commercial customer organization, group controller, treasurer, and a few other roles. Additionally, she is listed as one of Forbes most powerful 100 women.

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Marianne Lake, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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From accountant to Chief Financial Officer, Marianne Lake made her CFO debut in 2013 at JPMorgan Chase. Previously, she served as the CFO of the consumer and community-banking unit at JPMorgan Chase.

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Amy Hood, Microsoft Corp.

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Another back to back CFO is Amy Hood. Amy replaced Peter Klein to become the CFO of Microsoft in 2013. One of her biggest endeavors in her role thus far was presiding over the $2.5 billion acquisition of the video game Minecraft. I would like to personally thank her for this acquistion, because without her dynamic work, my 7-year old son would not be addicted to Minecraft. Amy, mothers everywhere love you dearly.

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Carol Tome, The Home Depot Inc.

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Carol Tomé is our longest serving CFO, beginning in 2001 at The Home Depot . In her role, she is focused on real estate, store construction, financial services, strategic business development, and growth initiatives. She joined The Home Depot in 1995. Before that, she worked at United Bank of Denver as a commercial lender.

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Ruth Porat, Google and Alphabet

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Ruth Porat ranks at the top of Google (no pun intended) as the Chief Financial Officer of the company. She started in this role in 2015 after serving as the CFO of Morgan Stanley. Ruth’s career is noted for her role in some of the most successful tech IPOs (initial public offerings) over the last 20 years. Her work includes, Amazon, eBay, Netscape and Priceline.

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Kelly Kramer, Cisco Systems, Inc.

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After serving 20 years at GE, Kelly Kramer took her talents to Cisco. Initially, she began as the Senior Vice President of business technology and operations finance. In 2 years, she became the CFO of Cisco. She manages the financial strategy and operations, where she is responsible for more than 72,000 employees.

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Kathy Waller, The Coca-Cola Company

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Kathy Waller manages the purse strings at one of the most well known companies on the planet. She credits her dreaming spirit to her success at Coca-Cola. She served as the vice president of finance before accepting her C-suite role. She was also the controller, principal accounting officer, and chief of internal audit for the company. She joined Coca-Cola in 1987 and served as its senior accountant in accounting research.

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Sharon McCollam, Best Buy Co.

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Strolling into the CFO position in 2012, Sharon McCollam is noted as one of the people who saved Best Buy. Sharon came out of retirement to serve as the CFO of Best Buy. Previously, she was the executive vice president and CFO of Williams-Sonoma, she retired from the company in 2012. She has held various executive leadership roles, including principal accounting officer at Williams-Sonoma and CFO of Dole Fresh Vegetables.

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Gina Wilson, TIAA-CREF

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Gina Wilson is currently serving as TIAA-CREF’s CFO. She oversees financial management and planning, actuarial, tax, accounting, and financial reporting for the organization. She spent the bulk of her career at Deloitte as an audit partner.

 

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