Once again, elegantrrima Angela Ahrendts, Apple's senior vice president of retail, appears on a Fortune naming the most powerful women in business.
The executive appeared on this list in 2014, when she decided to disengage from Burberry (where she was CEO) and join the Cupertino giant (where she serves as Apple's senior vice president of retail). The very first time, she secured the 29th place; the following year, it reached 16th place; in 2016, Ahrendts was at 14; this year, she took another step up, reaching the 13 position.
As the highest-ranking woman at Apple, she oversees 60,000 retail employees and is responsible for in-store experiences of more than 1 million daily customers. Research firm eMarketer has estimated that combined revenue from sales in physical and online stores is almost $ 50 billion.
The mighty one was also present at the first Apple event at the Steve Jobs Theater, being the second to perform (after Tim Cook) and the only woman on stage. She talked about the new structure of Ma's stores, as well as the initiatives that take place there, such as the Today at Apple.
Other important women on the list were: Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO, 5), Abigail Johnson (Fidelity Investments CEO, 4), Marillyn Hewson (Lockheed Martin president and CEO, 3), Indra Nooyi (CEO PepsiCo, in 2), and Mary Barra (General Motors CEO, in 1).