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Susan Arnold
Born 1954[1]
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation Global Business Units of Procter & Gamble, Procter and Gamble
Salary US$2,524,469, Businessweek profile</ref> (2008)
Predecessor Durk Jager
Successor (Incumbent)

Susan Arnold is an American businesswoman.


Susan Arnold graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master of Business Administration degree.

She is a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company. She has been a Director of the company since 2007, and in 2004 she became vice chairman of Procter & Gamble. She had joined Procter & Gamble in 1980 and held several management and marketing positions before becoming the manager of Procter & Gamble's cosmetics business in Canada in 1990. In 1999, she assumed global responsibility for Procter & Gamble's personal beauty business, thereby becoming the first woman to reach a president-level position in the company. She resigned from Procter & Gamble on March 9, 2009. According to Forbes, Susan Arnold got her start as a brand assistant on the Dawn/Ivory Snow Group.[2][3][4]

Since 2002, she has been listed on Fortune Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, in 2004 and 2005, she was listed on the Wall Street Journal's 50 Women to Watch, and in 2005 she was #57 on Forbes' The World's 100 Most Powerful Women list. She is on the executive committee of Catalyst, a nonprofit organization working toward the advancement of women in business.[2][3]

She is openly lesbian.[5][6]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b ""The Walt Disney Company - Susan Arnold Biography"". Retrieved September 27, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b ""Susan Arnold, The Most Powerful Women -"". Retrieved September 27, 2007. 
  4. ^ ""The Walt Disney Company - News from the Disney Board - May 01, 2007"". Retrieved September 27, 2007. 
  5. ^ Rhiza Dizon, 'Sears or Playboy May Get Gay CEO', The Advocate, March 10, 2009 [2]
  6. ^ Marc Gunther, 'Queer Inc.: How Corporate America fell in love with gays and lesbians. It's a movement.', CNN, November 30, 2006 [3]


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