With 11 newcomers - several of them American expats gone to Europe - our list of the most powerful women in global business demonstrates their rise in male-dominated fields, from nuclear energy to mining to oil.
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37. Françoise Gri
2006 rank: 44
Gri, 50, was recruited in February to run French operations for the global employment-services company, ending a 26-year career at IBM, where she was general manager for France and North Africa. France is Manpower's biggest market; its $6 billion in revenue accounts for 34% of the company total.
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