Forbes have listed Stephanie McMahon as the second most influential Chief Marketing Officer in the world in their ‘Top 50 World’s Most Influential CMOs’ list for 2020.
McMahon beats out executives from the likes of Lego, Google, Microsoft and more to come out second place on the list. She was beaten for the top position by Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.
This year’s list focused on ‘Resolute Leaders in Transformative Times’ and in Stephanie’s case specifically, she was lauded for speaking about making WWE events safer for fans and performers during the pandemic; encouraging WWE Superstars to build their own brands and championing women’s equality.
You can see Forbes’ full statement on Stephanie’s ranking below:
“McMahon is an outspoken and highly visible executive at WWE, a company in an industry often mired in controversy. The daughter of WWE CEO Vince McMahon, she is a former WWE Superstar herself, and she’s a big proponent of WWE Superstars growing their own brands via social media. She has also championed women’s equality in the WWE.
This year she spoke out about making the events that went on during the pandemic safe for fans and Superstars. In June she also reportedly shared what she and the company are doing to eliminate racial inequality on The Female Quotient—and partnered with FQ founder Shelley Zalis to create a discussion series called “Women in the Business of Sports.”
Everyone here at Inside The Ropes congratulates Stephanie McMahon on her achievement.