The number of women running Fortune 500 companies has hit a new record, according to this year's Fortune 500 list. Currently, there are 37 women leading Fortune 500 firms, an increase from last year's 33 women, which at the time, was a record high. 

This new addition of women is the result of several leadership changes in companies that previously made the list, in which women have taken over from a male predecessor, as well as companies passing the $5.7 billion revenue threshold to make the list this year, reports Fortune.