And the winners are...
It was a year of expansion for the women on our list. Several, including PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, pulled off big acquisitions, while thirteen others earned big promotions. More
  1. Indra Nooyi
  2. Irene Rosenfeld
  3. Patricia Woertz
  4. Angela Braly
  5. Andrea Jung
  1. Oprah Winfrey
  2. Ellen Kullman
  3. Ginni Rometty
  4. Ursula Burns
  5. Carol Bartz

Oprah's next act
Why would a woman who's reached the top choose to start all over? More

25 highest-paid women
Wellpoint CEO Angela Braly pulled in over $13 million last year see how much the other top-earners raked in. More

The D.C. power list
Meet the women calling the shots in Washington. More

Global power brokers
These female executives are on top of the world. More

Which of Fortunes Most Powerful Women do you admire most?
  • Indra Nooyi
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Elizabeth Warren
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