NORTH CAROLINA – Two North Carolina women were recently ranked on Forbes “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list for 2016.
Forbes revealed the list which is comprised of business leaders, scientists, CEOs and many other positions that have left a mark on the world.
Greensboro native Loretta Lynch who moved up one spot from last year is ranked as the 33rd most powerful woman. Lynn Good, a native of Charlotte, is making the list for the first time and is ranked 85.
Lynch is currently the attorney general of the United States, and the country’s first African American woman to serve the position. Lynch recently stated in a speech that the struggles for transgenders caused by North Carolina’s House Bill Two is similar to the civil rights movement, and she is currently working on getting rid of the law.
Lynn Good is the CEO of Duke Energy, the North-Carolina based energy giant. Good became CEO after a messy merger between Duke and Progress Energy. She handled the rupture of one of their closed coal ash dumps that resulted in thousands of tons of coal ash spilled into the Dan River. Good will also manage the change to gas and nuclear as well as a $3 billion wind and solar power project.
Based on a survey by Catalyst, a nonprofit that researches gender equality in the workplace:
- Four percent of corner offices at S&P 500 companies are occupied by woman
- 25 percent of executive or senior level jobs in those firms are held by womanwoma
However there are some promising statistics for women in the workplace. According to the Pew Research Center, the amount of female world leaders has doubled since 2005.