As the numbers of women in executive board positions slowly grows, the Financial Times have announced their top 50 list of women in world business. However, as the FT says “when the gender balance at this high level of the global corporate world is more even, it will cease to be newsworthy to shine a spotlight on successful female executives. When that moment arrives, we will be among the first to welcome it.” In the meantime all credit should be given to Indra Nooyi, chief executive of PepsiCo, who again fills the top spot, followed by Andrea Jung of Avon Products, Güler Sabanci of Sabanci Group, and Irene Rosenfeld of Kraft Foods. A range of factors was used to assess the candidates, including biographical data; size, scope and complexity of the company, and competitive landscape. Many of the women have overcome obstacles to reach these key positions and the FT acknowledges their role in fueling the aspirations of women and girls who see themselves as future leaders.You can see the full top 50 list here.