Women on Wall Street

The women on Wall Street are making a significant financial impact despite the stereotypical belief that Wall Street is all about successful males. In fact, in many cases, the images that usually come to mind regarding Wall Street are usually of men dressed in crisp corporate attire attending business meetings or making important business decisions. The fact that the women on Wall Street typically make 23% less than their male counterparts doesn’t do anything to squash this stereotype either. But the women on Wall Street are holding their own and many of them are worthy of note.

Irene Rosenfeld

One such woman is Irene Rosenfeld. Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Mondelez International, has a net worth of $80 million with an annual salary of $30 million. She holds a Ph.D in Marketing and Statistics and a Masters Degree in Business. In 2015 Rosenfeld was ranked #15 in Forbes magazine’s list of the most 100 powerful women in the world.

Celebrity Oprah Winfrey is one woman who is making a huge financial impact on Wall Street. Just recently, Oprah’s 10% stake in Weight Watchers sent the company’s stocks soaring and registering an enormous 80% hike. With Oprah’s investment in the weight loss company, the expectation is that the company’s stock price will continue to rise and that the organization’s profitability will improve. Her recent purchase of Avon stakes had a similar positive effect on that company’s stock price. Oprah has a net worth of $3.1 billion. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tennessee State University.

The women on Wall Street can be expected to continue to make great financial impact. However, with gender inequality coming into play, the women who are expected to go the farthest are those who are self-made entrepreneurs such as Oprah Winfrey.