Power Point: Actively manage your career

September 23, 2008, 8:11 AM UTC

“My advice to young people is set your own course, do great work, actively manage your career to meet your personal ambitions, and make the tradeoffs that are right for you.  Remember that no one will care about your career more than you.”

– Brenda Barnes, chairman and CEO of Sara Lee , told me this in an email on Monday, as we prepared to send Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business issue to the printer. Yes, she’s on our list this year. You’ll find out where Barnes ranks and who else made the cut when the issue is released next Monday. Stay tuned to Postcards.

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