Arrivals
8 women make their debuts on the Most Powerful list this year.
Rank Name Company Age
25 Susan Chambers Wal-Mart 51
35 Meredith Whitney Oppenheimer & Co. 38
44 Sherilyn McCoy Johnson & Johnson 49
45 Gail Boudreaux UnitedHealth Group 48
46 Lorrie Norrington eBay 48
47 Terri Dial Citigroup 58
48 Lynn Elsenhans Sunoco 52
50 Marissa Mayer Google 33
From the Oct. 13, 2008 issue
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Are women advancing fast enough into leadership positions?
  • Yes, they've made impressive strides this year.
  • Yes, but more in politics than in the business world.
  • Yes, but more in business than in politics.
  • No, they've got a long way to go.
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