2013's top 10 moments for powerful women

Women celebrated many leadership moments across a variety of industries this year. Here's what we'll remember about 2013.

GM names Mary Barra its new CEO

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In December General Motors (GM, Fortune 500) announced that Barra would become the car giant's next CEO, taking the reins from current chief Dan Akerson on Jan. 15. The appointment is historic: GM will become the largest company ever to be headed by a woman -- and the Fortune 500 will have a record 23 female CEOs.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 23 2013 08:56 AM ET
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