P&G Executives Earn Place on ‘Most Powerful Women’ List

Ad Age Also Recognizes Two With P&G Ties
Thursday, September 20, 2012 5:24 pm EDT

Each year, Fortune magazine studies the accomplishments of leading businesswomen from around the world. The results of the research: Prestigious lists naming the 50 Most Powerful Women in business in America and internationally.

Three P&G executives earned places in the most recent ranking, which was released September 20, 2012: 

  • Melanie Healey, North America Group President, ranked #11 on the America's Most Powerful list, up from #13 last year;
  • Deb Henretta, Group President–Global Beauty, Skin Care, Cosmetics and Personal Care, moved up to #17 from #19 on the Global list; and
  • Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh, Western Europe Group President, earned a spot on the Global list for the first time, coming in at #29. 

P&G has a long-standing commitment to be an employer of choice for talented women around the world. 29 percent of line presidents are women, up from 6 percent in 2000. 43 percent of our managers globally, are women, and more than 43 percent of our management new hires in the past five years have been women. Five of 11 members of the Company’s Board of Directors are female, recognized as being the top of their industry field.   

From left, Melanie Healey, Deb Henretta and Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh earned spots on Fortune's 'Most Powerful Women' list.

Advertising Age Names Healey, Arnold ‘Power Players’

In its latest issue (dated Sept 24, 2012) on “The Most Influential Women in Advertising,” Advertising Age honors 100 women who have shaped the industry in the past and present “and will do so in the future,” according to the magazine.

Two women with P&G ties -- North American Group President Melanie Healey and Former P&G executive Susan Arnold -- are featured in the “Power Players” section of the magazine for their contributions to the advertising industry. 


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