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What Makes You Tick? by Douglas E. Schoen, Michael J. Berland

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CHAPTER 16

Brenda Barnes

CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SARA LEE CORPORATION

Routinely named one of “The Most Powerful Women in Business” by Forbes and Fortune magazines, Brenda Barnes is one of the most formidable leaders in business today. Barnes has been a member of the board of directors of the Sara Lee Corporation since joining the company as president and chief operating officer in July 2004. She became president and chief executive officer in February 2005 and was appointed to her current position later that same year.

From November 1999 to March 2000, Barnes served as interim president and chief operating officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Before that, she was president and chief executive officer of PepsiCo North America ...

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