FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen


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Rank Name Company
1 Irene Rosenfeld Kraft Foods
2 Indra Nooyi PepsiCo.
3 Patricia Woertz Archer Daniels Midland
4 Ellen Kullman DuPont
5 Angela Braly Wellpoint
6 Andrea Jung Avon Products
7 Ginni Rometty IBM
8 Ursula Burns Xerox
9 Meg Whitman Hewlett-Packard
10 Sherilyn McCoy Johnson & Johnson
11 Safra Catz Oracle
12 Sheryl Sandberg Facebook
13 Melanie Healey Procter & Gamble
14 Anne Sweeney The Walt Disney Company
15 Carol Meyrowitz The TJX Companies
16 Oprah Winfrey Harpo
17 Jan Fields McDonalds
18 Abigail Johnson Fidelity Investments
19 Susan Wagner BlackRock
20 Charlene Begley General Electric
21 Denise Morrison Campbell Soup
22 Susan Chambers Wal-Mart Stores
23 Rosalind Brewer Wal-Mart
24 Mary Callahan Erdoes J.P. Morgan Chase
25 Deirdre Connelly GlaxoSmithKline
26 Pamela Nicholson Enterprise Holdings
27 Marillyn Hewson Lockheed Martin
28 Susan Wojcicki Google
29 Joanne Maguire Lockheed Martin
30 Gail Boudreaux UnitedHealth Group
31 Gina Drosos Procter & Gamble
32 Kathleen Murphy Fidelity Investments
33 Linda Gooden Lockheed Martin
34 Linda Hudson BAE Systems, Inc.
35 Lynn Elsenhans Sunoco
36 Bonnie Hammer Comcast
37 Maggie Wilderotter Frontier Communications
38 Marissa Mayer Google
39 Bridget Van Kralingen IBM
40 Abbe Raven A&E Television Networks
41 Phebe Novakovic General Dynamics
42 Ilene Gordon Corn Products Intl.
43 Lauren Zalaznick Comcast
44 Laura Sen BJ's Wholesale Club
45 Debra Reed Sempra Energy
46 Shari Ballard Best Buy
47 Deanna Mulligan The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
48 Meredith Whitney Meredith Whitney Advisors
49 Beth Mooney KeyCorp
50 Amy Pascal Sony
From the October 17, 2011 issue
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How we pick the Power 50
The 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 societal and cultural influence.

Name 2010 total compensation
Safra A. Catz $42 million
Wellington J. Denahan-Norris $23.6 million
Carol Meyrowitz $19.2 million
Name Rank
Cynthia Carroll 1
Gail Kelly 2
Marjorie Scardino 3
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