The Only Woman Leading a Fortune 500 Cosmetics Company

Who would have guessed that as far as Fortune 500 companies go, Avon is way ahead of its peers when it comes to gender representation? A Cosmetics Design report from this week highlighted the fact that Sheri McCoy, the company's CEO, is the only female chief executive of a Fortune 500 cosmetics company. L Brands, Johnson & Johnson, Estee Lauder, Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive and Clorox are other cosmetic makers in the Fortune 500, but their CEOs are not female.