First Latina CEO of a Fortune 500 company
"Geisha Williams is an American businesswoman, the president and CEO of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) since March 2017.
At the age of five, Geisha emigrated to the US with her parents, after her father, a political prisoner, was released from prison. Her father worked various jobs to provide for his family and went on to own their own grocery store.
She has a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.
After university, Williams worked for Florida Power & Light (FPL), starting as a residential energy auditor.
Williams joined PG&E in 2007.
She is a director at the Edison Electric Institute, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, and the board chair for the Center for Energy Workforce Development." (1)