FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen


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Rank ▾ Name Company
1 Ginni Rometty IBM
2 Indra Nooyi PepsiCo
3 Meg Whitman Hewlett-Packard
4 Irene Rosenfeld Kraft Foods
5 Ellen Kullman DuPont
6 Patricia Woertz ADM
7 Ursula Burns Xerox
8 Sheryl Sandberg Facebook
9 Abigail Johnson Fidelity Investments
10 Safra Catz Oracle
11 Melanie Healey P&G
12 Anne Sweeney Disney/ABC Television Group
13 Rosalind Brewer Wal-Mart Stores
14 Marissa Mayer Yahoo
15 Carol Meyrowitz TJX Cos.
16 Phebe Novakovic General Dynamics
17 Sheri McCoy Avon Products
18 Susan Wojcicki Google
19 Marillyn Hewson Lockheed Martin
20 Denise Morrison Campbell Soup Co.
21 Gisel Ruiz Wal-Mart Stores
22 Carrie Tolstedt Wells Fargo
23 Bridget Van Kralingen IBM
24 Mary Callahan Erdoes JP Morgan Chase
25 Jan Fields McDonald's USA
26 Deirdre Connelly GlaxoSmithKline
27 Mary Barra GM
28 Gail Boudreaux UnitedHealth Group
29 Charlene Begley GE
30 Pam Nicholson Enterprise Holdings
31 Joanne Maguire Lockheed Martin
32 Kathleen Murphy Fidelity Investments
33 Bonnie Hammer Comcast
34 Linda Gooden Lockheed Martin
35 Maggie Wilderotter Frontier Communications
36 Susan Chambers Wal-Mart Stores
37 Abbe Raven A&E Television Networks
38 Linda Hudson BAE Systems Inc.
39 Debra Reed Sempra Energy
40 Karen Licitra Johnson & Johnson
41 Pat Fili-Krushel Comcast
42 Laura Sen BJ's Wholesale Club
43 Ilene Gordon Ingredion
44 Carol Tom Home Depot
45 Gracia Martore Gannett Co.
46 Laura Lang Time Inc.
47 Heather Bresch Mylan
48 Lauren Zalaznick Comcast
49 Beth Mooney Keycorp
50 Oprah Winfrey OWN
From the October 8, 2012 issue
Fortune's Most Powerful Women
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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.
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