One trillion dollars in stock market value. That's what just the 27 CEOs on the Fortune Most Powerful Women list control. But there are 24 more women on our 18th annual list—including a special bonus pick whose name you know already. Read on to see who made it—and who didn't. See this year's other Most Powerful Women lists:
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Most Powerful Women

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1 Mary Barra CEO General Motors 53
2 Indra Nooyi CEO and Chairman PepsiCo 59
3 Ginni Rometty CEO, Chairman, and President IBM 58
4 Marillyn Hewson CEO, Chairman, and President Lockheed Martin 61
5 Ellen Kullman CEO and Chairman DuPont 59
6 Abigail Johnson CEO and President Fidelity Investments 53
7 Meg Whitman CEO, Chairman, and President Hewlett-Packard 59
8 Sheryl Sandberg COO Facebook 46
9 Irene Rosenfeld CEO and Chairman Mondelez International 62
10 Phebe Novakovic CEO and Chairman General Dynamics 57
11 Carol Meyrowitz CEO and Chairman TJX Companies 61
12 Safra Catz Co-CEO Oracle 53
13 Lynn Good CEO and President Duke Energy 56
14 Helena Foulkes President, CVS/pharmacy; EVP CVS Health 51
15 Rosalind Brewer CEO and President, Sam's Club Walmart 53
16 Angela Ahrendts SVP, Retail and Online Stores Apple 55
17 Ursula Burns CEO and Chairman Xerox 56
18 Marissa Mayer CEO and President Yahoo 40
19 Susan Wojcicki CEO, YouTube Google 47
20 Pam Nicholson CEO and President Enterprise Holdings 55
21 Cathy Engelbert CEO Deloitte LLP 50
22 Heather Bresch CEO Mylan 46
23 Debra Reed CEO and Chairman Sempra Energy 59
24 Denise Morrison CEO and President Campbell Soup 61
25 Susan Cameron CEO and President Reynolds American 56
26 Ruth Porat SVP and CFO Google and Alphabet 57
27 Carrie Tolstedt Senior EVP of Community Banking Wells Fargo 55
28 Sandra Peterson Group Worldwide Chairman Johnson & Johnson 56
29 Mary Erdoes CEO, J.P. Morgan Chase Asset Management J.P. Morgan Chase 48
30 Judith McKenna EVP and COO, Walmart U.S. Walmart 49
31 Marianne Lake CFO J.P. Morgan Chase 46
32 Kathleen Murphy President, Personal Investing Fidelity Investments 52
33 Margaret Keane CEO and President Synchrony Financial 56
34 Barbara Rentler CEO Ross Stores 58
35 Bridget Van Kralingen SVP, IBM Global Business Services IBM 52
36 Carolyn Tastad Group President, North America Procter & Gamble 54
37 Ann-Marie Campbell President, Southern Division Home Depot 50
38 Michelle Gloeckler EVP, Consumables and Health and Wellness; U.S. Manufacturing Lead Walmart 49
39 Shari Ballard President of U.S. Retail and Chief Human Resources Officer Best Buy 49
40 Crystal Hanlon President, Northern Division Home Depot 50
41 Jane Fraser CEO of Citigroup Latin America Citigroup 48
42 Kathleen Kennedy President, Lucasfilm Walt Disney 62
43 Diane Bryant SVP and General Manager, Data Center Group Intel 53
44 Lynne Doughtie CEO and Chairman KPMG U.S. 52
45 Ilene Gordon CEO, Chairman, and President Ingredion 62
46 Debra Crew President and Chief Commercial Officer, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Reynolds American 44
47 Kim Lubel CEO, Chairman, and President CST Brands 51
48 Beth Mooney CEO and Chairman KeyCorp 60
49 Sheri S. McCoy CEO Avon Products 56
50 Beth Comstock Vice Chair General Electric 55
51 Taylor Swift Singer; Music and Technology Industry Disrupter - 25

Mary Barra, 53

CEO, General Motors
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GM CEO Mary Barra
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In her second year as head of the nation’s largest auto-maker, Barra—in the top spot this year—has led the $156-billion-in-sales company out from under the shadow of its 2014 ignition-switch recall. Barra spent $2.9 billion on recalls, which dropped 2014 profits 26%. Yet in recent months she has beaten back headwinds from weak international markets, as sales of expensive trucks and SUVs have soared. Barra was one of the few female CEO participants in the viral #ilooklikeanengineer Twitter campaign, which promoted women in tech.

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Previous Rank 2
Newcomer? NO

Company Financials

Millions ($)
2014 Revenues 155,929
2014 Profits 3,949
Market Value (as of 9/1/15) 45,366


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