Most Powerful Women

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This is the 20th year we’ve published Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list. Our 2017 ranking is comprised of 26 CEOs controlling $1.1 trillion in market cap, seven newcomers, one returnee, and nine women in the tech industry. Here are the names behind the numbers.

Click here to read the International Edition of our Most Powerful Women list.

1 Mary Barra Chairman and CEO General Motors 55
2 Indra Nooyi Chairman and CEO PepsiCo 61
3 Marillyn Hewson Chairman, President, and CEO Lockheed Martin 63
4 Abigail Johnson Chairman and CEO Fidelity Investments 55
5 Sheryl Sandberg COO Facebook 48
6 Ginni Rometty Chairman, President and CEO IBM 60
7 Meg Whitman CEO Hewlett Packard Enterprise 61
8 Safra Catz Co-CEO Oracle 55
9 Phebe Novakovic Chairman and CEO General Dynamics 59
10 Ruth Porat SVP and CFO Google, Alphabet 59
11 Lynn Good Chairman, President, and CEO Duke Energy 58
12 Helena Foulkes President, CVS/pharmacy, EVP, CVS Health CVS Health 53
13 Angela Ahrendts SVP, Retail Apple 57
14 Susan Wojcicki CEO, YouTube Google, Alphabet 49
15 Tricia Griffith President and CEO Progressive 52
16 Cathy Engelbert CEO Deloitte 52
17 Pam Nicholson President and CEO Enterprise Holdings 57
18 Ann Marie Campbell EVP, U.S. Stores Home Depot 52
19 Geisha Williams CEO and President PG&E Corporation 56
20 Debra Reed Chairman, President, and CEO Sempra Energy 61
21 Karen Lynch President Aetna 54
22 Sandra Peterson Group Worldwide Chair Johnson & Johnson 58
23 Heather Bresch CEO Mylan 48
24 Marianne Lake CFO JPMorgan Chase 48
25 Margaret Keane President and CEO Synchrony Financial 58
26 Amy Hood EVP and CFO Microsoft 45
27 Mary Callahan Erdoes CEO, JPM Asset Management JPMorgan Chase 50
28 Judith McKenna EVP and COO Walmart U.S., Walmart 51
29 Barbara Rentler CEO Ross Stores 60
30 Leanne Caret President and CEO of Defense, Space & Security Boeing 50
31 Denise Morrison President and CEO Campbell Soup 63
32 Vicki Hollub President and CEO Occidental Petroleum 57
33 Shari Ballard Senior EVP and President of Multichannel Retail Best Buy 51
34 Debra Crew President and CEO Reynolds American, British American Tobacco 46
35 Kathleen Murphy President, Personal Investing Fidelity Investments 54
36 Lynne Doughtie Chairman and CEO KPMG U.S. 54
37 Mary Mack SeniorEVP and Head of Community Banking Wells Fargo 54
38 Julie Sweet CEO, North America Accenture 49
39 Carolyn Tastad Group President, North America Procter & Gamble 56
40 Bridget Van Kralingen SVP, Industry Platforms IBM 54
41 Crystal Hanlon President, Northern Division Home Depot 52
42 Shira Goodman CEO Staples 56
43 Jennifer Taubert Company Group Chairman Johnson & Johnson 54
44 Anna Manning President and CEO Reinsurance Group of America 59
45 Michele Buck President and CEO Hershey 56
46 Deanna Mulligan President and CEO Guardian Life Insurance 54
47 Bonnie Hammer Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group Comcast 67
48 Mary Dillon CEO Ulta Beauty 56
49 Margo Georgiadis CEO Mattel 53
50 Anne Finucane Vice Chairman Bank of America 65
51 Reese Witherspoon Founder, Actress, and Producer - 41

Indra Nooyi

Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo, 61
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PepsiCo filled the long-­vacant role of president in July, sparking talk that the CEO might be heading toward retirement. But Nooyi claims she has no plans to step down, and why should she? While revenue was flat in 2016, profits jumped 16%, and the stock has outpaced most of its Big Food brethren as the industry tries to adjust to massive consumer shifts. Nooyi has responded by moving the portfolio toward healthier fare. The company recently launched a premium water line and in 2016 acquired kombucha maker KeVita.

Read our Q&A with Nooyi from our Oct. 1, 2017 issue titled “PepsiCo’s CEO Opens Up About Trump, Amazon, and That Kendall Jenner Ad.”

Personal Information

Previous Rank 2
Newcomer? -

Company Financials (2016, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M) 62799
Profits ($M) 6329
Market Value as of 9/14/17 ($M) 162779


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