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Members include the first Black founder to make the list and the woman helming the fourth-largest U.S. company.

If you want to be a CEO, you’ll need to be able to inspire others. But some leaders excel at this part of the top job.

The most inspirational CEOs all share a common quality: resilience. Whether it’s breaking through glass ceilings or overcoming failures, these leaders don’t let obstacles get in their way.

Many of them are also eager to give back, either by contributing their time to good causes or making donations.

This year’s Fortune 500 is filled with CEOs who embody many of these qualities. Although our criteria are admittedly subjective, we’ve done our best to identify the 10 most inspirational CEOs on the list.

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