Women in business

Only 1 Fortune 500 company is headed by a woman of color

Former PG&E CEO Geisha Williams. Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune

Geisha Williams' departure from PG&E takes the percentage of Latina Fortune 500 CEOs from 0.2% to 0.0%, equaling the percentage of black female CEOs.

The big picture: With Indra Nooyi stepping down as CEO of PepsiCo in October 2018, the total number of Fortune 500 CEOs who are women of color is now 0.2%. The lone woman leading a Fortune 500 company is Joey Wat of Yum China.

Editor's note: This piece has been corrected to show that the total number of Fortune 500 CEOs who are women of color is 0.2% and that Joey Wat is the CEO of Yum China.

Susan Zirinsky becomes first female president of CBS News

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CBS News senior executive producer and esteemed journalist Susan Zirinsky will replace David Rhodes as president of CBS News, becoming the first woman to head the network beginning in March.

Why it matters: Her appointment comes after a year of reckoning at CBS after its chairman, star anchor and producer were all ousted for accusations of sexual misconduct.

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