The World's Most Powerful Women

Hopeful signs for women: Forbes' fifth annual ranking showcases women who have beat out men for top business posts this year, including Lynn Laverty Elsenhans (No. 39), the new chief of Sunoco; Gail Kelly (No. 11), who heads Australian bank Westpac; and Jane Mendillo (No. 42), who was just named to run the $35 billion Harvard University endowment. In total, the women ranked on this list control $26 trillion worldwide. The tenuous state of the world economy, however, has many of the world's...Full Story
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