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24. Susan Chambers
24. Susan Chambers
EVP, Global People Division
Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)
2008 rank: 25
Age: 52

She oversees a workforce of 2.2 million employees -- and she's hiring: Wal-Mart is expected to add 25,000 new jobs this year. The former Hallmark executive is the only woman who reports directly to CEO Mike Duke.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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