October 11, 2010

The 50 Most Powerful Women—by what measure!? ~ Marissa Faye.

Fortune Decides: the World’s 50 Most Powerful Women Are…

Many of the world’s “most powerful women” just met with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. at the “Most Powerful Women Summit,” sponsored by Fortune Magazine.

Yes, the list pertains to business. But is power and success only measured by wealth? Where can I find a list for the next Marie Curie and Mother Theresa?

Would they get to meet the president, too?

– Marissa Faye

Rank Name Company
1 Indra Nooyi PepsiCo
2 Irene Rosenfeld Kraft Foods
3 Patricia Woertz Archer Daniels Midland
4 Angela Braly WellPoint
5 Andrea Jung Avon Products
6 Oprah Winfrey Harpo and OWN
7 Ellen Kullman DuPont
8 Ginni Rometty IBM
9 Ursula Burns Xerox
10 Carol Bartz Yahoo
11 Safra Catz Oracle
12 Sherilyn McCoy Johnson & Johnson
13 Melanie Healey Procter & Gamble
14 Ann Livermore Hewlett-Packard
15 Anne Sweeney Walt Disney
16 Sheryl Sandberg Facebook
17 Carol Meyrowitz TJX Cos.
18 Judy McGrath Viacom
19 Barbara Desoer Bank of America
20 Charlene Begley GE
21 Abigail Johnson Fidelity
22 Susan Ivey Reynolds American
23 Susan Chambers Wal-Mart Stores
24 Sallie Krawcheck Bank of America
25 Jan Fields McDonald’s
26 Susan Wagner BlackRock
27 Deirdre Connelly GlaxoSmithKline
28 Cathie Lesjak Hewlett-Packard
29 Pamela Nicholson Enterprise Holdings
30 Mary Callahan Erdoes J.P. Morgan Chase
31 Joanne Maguire Lockheed Martin
32 Marillyn Hewson Lockheed Martin
33 Linda Gooden Lockheed Martin
34 Gail Boudreaux UnitedHealth Group
35 Rosalind Brewer Wal-Mart Stores
36 Kathleen Murphy Fidelity Personal Investing
37 Linda Hudson BAE Systems
38 Meredith Whitney Meredith Whitney Advisory Group
39 Gina Drosos Procter & Gamble
40 Maggie Wilderotter Frontier Communications
41 Lynn Elsenhans Sunoco
42 Marissa Mayer Google
43 Susan Wojcicki Google
44 Lorrie Norrington eBay
45 Bonnie Hammer GE
46 Lauren Zalaznick GE
47 Amy Pascal Sony
48 Shari Ballard Best Buy
49 Phebe Novakovic General Dynamics
50 Katie Cotton Apple
From the October 18, 2010 issue of Fortune.
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