Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in business

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40.  Maggie Wilderotter

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  • Title: Chairman and CEO
  • Company: Frontier Communications
  • Age: 58
  • Last year's rank: 35

Though Frontier Communications continued to shed customers (2012 sales were down 4.4%, and profit down 8.7%), Wilderotter remains a respected corporate voice. She has been on 23 public company boards in the past 28 years, and is currently a director at Xerox and P&G.

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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