Glassdoor names highest-rated female CEOs of 2015

When Glassdoor named the 50 highest-rated CEOs of 2015 in early June, we noticed something lacking from the list: women.

Google CEO Larry Page topped the list, with an approval rating of 97 percent out of 100. Other Bay Area execs like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Tim Cook of Apple and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn also made the cut. Several of the CEOs were from tech or retail companies; all were male. Glassdoor’s report was based on worker feedback at companies with 1,000 or more employees. CEOs had to receive at least 100 reviews from employees from April 22, 2014 to April 21, 2015.

The average CEO approval rating on Glassdoor, for the 400,000 CEOs on the site, is 69 percent approval. CEOs that made the top 50 list had approval ratings between 88 and 97 percent.

To highlight the female leaders, Glassdoor also released a report on the highest-rated women CEOs.

General Motors’ Mary Barra ranked No. 1 on that list with an approval rating of 86 percent out of 100. Barra was named CEO of GM in January 2014. Months into that role, she led the company through a recall crisis that involved overhauling safety procedures, apologizing on Capitol Hill and making concessions to victims and their family. Barra has since pledged to steer the company forward.

In reviews of the company on Glassdoor, employees praised Barra’s work.

“New CEO seems to be doing her best to build the company and regain customer’s trust by changing the culture,” a group leader at General Motors wrote.

Other well-rated female CEOs include leaders of retail companies, a rental car firm and a defense contractor. Click through the slideshow above to see the highest-rated female CEOs of 2015.

Julie Balise