FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen

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Name Company Country
1 -- Maria das Graças Foster Petrobras Brazil
2 2 Gail Kelly Westpac Australia
3 1 Cynthia Carroll Anglo American Britain
4 4 Barbara Kux Siemens Germany
5 5 Chanda Kochhar ICICI Bank India
6 6 Güler Sabanci Sabanci Holding Turkey
7 -- Alison Cooper Imperial Tobacco Group Britain
8 8 Sock Koong Chua Singapore Telecommunications Singapore
9 10 Annika Falkengren SEB Sweden
10 3 Marjorie Scardino Pearson Britain
11 7 Maria Ramos ABSA South Africa
12 9 Ornella Barra Alliance Boots Britain
13 -- Sandra Peterson Bayer Cropscience Germany
14 11 Ho Ching Temasek Singapore
15 13 Nancy McKinstry Wolters Kluwer Netherlands
16 15 Dominique Reiniche Coca-Cola France
17 19 Deborah Henretta Procter & Gamble Singapore
18 17 Yafang Sun Huawei Technologies China
19 -- Karen Agustiawan Pertamina Indonesia
20 18 Patricia Barbizet PPR France
21 21 Angela Ahrendts Burberry Britain
22 32 Isabelle Ealet Goldman Sachs Britain
23 -- Elizabeth Corley Allianz Global Investors Germany
24 12 Marina Berlusconi Fininvest Italy
25 16 Dominique Senequier AXA Private Equity France
26 14 Ana Patricia Botín Santander UK Britain
27 27 Maureen Chiquet Chanel France
28 28 Lubna Olayan Olayan Financing Saudi Arabia
29 -- Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh Procter & Gamble Switzerland
30 -- Mingzhu Dong Zhuhai Gree Group China
31 31 Françoise Gri Manpower Group France
32 -- Mariana Gheorghe OMV Petrom Romania
33 30 Clara Gaymard GE France
34 22 Grace D. Lieblein GM DO Brazil Brazil
35 -- Carolyn McCall EasyJet Britain
36 29 Fengying Wang Great Wall Motor China
37 33 Shikha Sharma Axis Bank India
38 -- Michelle Gass Starbucks Britain
39 -- Isabelle Courville Hydro-Quebec Distribution Canada
40 41 Naina Lal Kidwai HSBC India
41 42 Wei Sun Christianson Morgan Stanley China
42 25 Umran Beba PepsiCo Hong Kong
43 39 Monika Ribar Panalpina Switzerland
44 38 Kristin Skogen Lund Telenor Group Norway
45 -- Christine Day Lululemon Canada
46 23 Ann Pickard Royal Dutch Shell Australia
47 20 Cher Wang HTC Taiwan
48 -- Yang Liu Atlantis Investment Management Group Hong Kong
49 -- Olga Pleshakova Transaero Airlines Russia
50 44 Efrat Peled Arison Investments Israel
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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