Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in business

Nearly everyone on the list is striving to reinvent her business. Meet a group of executives who don't sit still.

13.  Ursula Burns

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  • Title: Chairman and CEO
  • Company: Xerox
  • Age: 55
  • Last year's rank: 7

Burns has successfully transformed the printing company: Over half its $22 billion in revenue comes from services such as customer care and IT outsourcing. But Xerox's traditional docu-ment business is struggling, causing profits to drop 8% last year.

Additional reporting by Miguel Helft, Jessi Hempel, Adam Lashinsky, Jennifer Reingold, Shawn Tully, Patricia Sellers and Alex Taylor III
  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated November 21 2013 02:44 PM ET
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How we pick the Most Powerful Women
The Most Powerful Women in Business list is compiled by FORTUNE editors, who consider four criteria: the size and importance of the woman's business in the global economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the woman's career (resume and runway ahead), and social and cultural influence.
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