Top 10 highest-paid female CEOs

30 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Highest paid women CEOs in America.

Last year, the median pay for women CEOs rose to $15.9 million, a 21 percent gain from a year earlier, according to a study by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. Unsurprisingly, the first list is all men, with the exception of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who took the No. 5 spot on that list and the No. 1 spot on the female CEOs list. These rankings typically don’t mean much to the average person—yep, they’re all making a gazillion dollars more than the rest us—but comparing the two yields a few insights into the state of gender and leadership in the U.S. Conducted every year by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, we invite you to meet the top 10 highest paid CEOs in Canada, thanks to the assistance of fiscal 2013.

The 10 women on the AP’s list, whose salaries ranged from $13.1 million (DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman) to $42.1 million (Mayer), made about $204 million altogether. Since 2013, Paul Colborne has held the title of President and CEO of Surge Energy Inc., an oil focused E&P company that has a high quality crude oil reserve, production and cash flow base. That would put him well ahead of the second highest-paid woman CEO in America, Carol Meyrowitz, who made $23.3 million last year as head of TJX, the parent company of T.J. He has a combined total of 22 years experience in the oil and gas industry; his expertise is considered to be in commercial law, including the following: securities, banking, oil and gas. When Meg Whitman rejoined HP in 2011 after an unsuccessful 2010 bid to become California’s governor, the company’s board established an initial salary of $1 a year.

For 2014, the board decided it was time to raise the salary portion of her pay package to make it consistent with her peers at similar technology companies. The company’s earnings were hit this year by currency volatility in countries like Russia and Bolivia, but this was offset by growth at Frito-Lay North America, which makes snacks such as Doritos, Cheetos and Tostitos. As the former CEO of Quebecor Inc., Robert Dѐpatie earned $14,821,147 last year—$1,200,000 coming from his base salary and another $13,621,147 coming from other compensation. Quebecor Inc. is a leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, as well as holds the label of being one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry.

Woertz’s near nine-year tenure as CEO ended in December, though she remains chairwoman of the company, which makes vegetable oil, ethanol and ingredients used in packaged foods and drinks. Born in Brigden, Ontario, Shaw achieved a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from Michigan State University and holds other honorary degrees from a variety of universities, such as University of Alberta, University of Calgary and Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. Kullman spent much of last year fending off an attempt by activist investor Nelson Peltz to gain more influence over the 212-year-old chemical company. But the fight showed that DuPont needed to do a better job of explaining its transformation from a traditional chemical maker to a faster-growing company focused on agricultural products and advanced materials, she said. Hudson grew up in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough and later graduated from York University, obtaining a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration.

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