Meg Whitman
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MPW Rank: 3
Company: Hewlett-Packard

Meg Whitman was among the first cohort of women to benefit from Title IX. In high school, she captained her swim team, played lacrosse, tennis and basketball. While at Princeton (class of '77), she played on the school's squash and lacrosse teams.

"I liked team sports the best," Whitman says in her 2010 book, The Power of Many. "When I'm pulling a business team together, I still use those basketball aphorisms I learned as a young person: 'Let's pass the ball around a little before game time.' 'Do we need man-to-man or zone defense?'"

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated September 20 2012 08:51 AM ET
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