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Women CEOs meet up at Berkshire meeting Saturday

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett says women should be able to pursue any position in business, and at least five of the subsidiaries at his Berkshire Hathaway are run by women.

Four of those chief operating officers and two women who serve on the Berkshire's board gathered at Saturday's annual meeting to catch up and pose for pictures.

Cathy Baron Tamraz, CEO of Business Wire, says Buffett has never interfered in the operation of the San Francisco-based news release distributor. But, she said, he's always interested.

Mary Rhinehart, who was hand-picked as CEO of Denver-based insulation and roofing company John Manville by Buffett, said Buffett is "incredibly supportive of women."

Other women heading Berkshire companies are Marla Gottschalk, with The Pampered Chef; Susan Jacques, of Borshiems jewelry; and Beryl Raff, of Helzberg Diamonds.

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