Marillyn Hewson Named to Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women List of 2013

Lockheed Martin CEO and President Marillyn Hewson has been named to Forbes’ “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list for 2013, ranking 34th among the top women who are “transforming the world in fresh and exhilarating ways.”

The list includes entrepreneurs, politicians, philanthropists, activist billionaires and celebrities. “We’ve selected women that go beyond the traditional taxonomy of the power elite -- political and economic might,” Forbes reported.

Also on the list is Lockheed Martin board member Rosalind Brewer, who was ranked No. 44, moving up from the 50th spot in last year’s rankings. Brewer is CEO of Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart’s warehouse club with total revenues of $56 billion.

The article notes Hewson’s activity as a leading voice against sequestration: “Hewson has spent much of her time on Capitol Hill … sitting down with some 17 members of Congress to discuss sequestration and its impact [on] the industrial base,” Forbes explained. “While she says DOD cuts won't translate to a hit on the company's bottom line, weapons manufacturers will feel it if no alternative is found to the $1.2 trillion in budget reductions.”

This is the tenth edition of the “Most Powerful Women” list and includes such notable women such as Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is No. 1 this year for the seventh time; First Lady Michelle Obama; South Korean President Park Guen-hye and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Forbes bases its rankings on “money, media presence and impact.” Lockheed Martin’s 2012 revenue and market capitalization were factors, as was Hewson’s personal impact and extent of her reach across industries, cultures and countries.

This recognition follows Lockheed Martin’s recent feature in FORTUNE Magazine’s Top 500 American companies listing. 

May 23, 2013

Marillyn A. Hewson, Chief Executive Officer and President

Marillyn A. Hewson, Chief Executive Officer and President