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39. Bridget Van Kralingen
Bridget Van Kralingen
General manager, IBM North America
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2010 rank: New
Age: 48
The former infotech consultant last year took over the tech giantís North American division, which generates 40% of IBM's nearly $100 billion in revenue. Reporting to Ginni Rometty (No. 7), van Kralingen also backs the companyís microfinance and mobile-banking ventures.
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From the October 17, 2011 issue
25 Highest-paid women

Oracle's Safra Catz raked in a whopping $42 million in total compensation last year. See how much the other top earners took home.

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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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