Forbes has published today “Top-Paid Female Chief Executives list”. And… “Women account for only 3% of the chief executives at the helm of the 500 biggest U.S. companies. Irene Rosenfeld of Kraft Foods tops our list of the highest-paid female chief executives. Our list, comprised of chief executives of the 500 biggest companies in the U.S. (as measured by a composite ranking of sales, profits, assets and market value), has 15 female chief executives from a handful of industries including food, insurance and energy”, Forbes reports.
During her fourth year as Kraft’s chief executive Rosenfeld, 56, had a total compensation package (salary, bonus, stock and options) of $16.7 million. She runs the largest U.S. food manufacturer ($52 billion market cap), and her compensation is on par with her male peers at other food companies such as Kellogg ( K – news – people ) and General Mills ( GIS – news – people ). Continue reading