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These 9 powerful women are ones to watch

October 4, 2021, 9:30 AM UTC

What will the Most Powerful Women list of the future look like? Here are some of the names we expect to see a lot more of in the coming years.

MPW Ones To Watch-Aicha Evans
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Aicha Evans

CEO, Zoox

The first Black woman to run a self-driving–car company had a big 2020: She sold the startup to Amazon and unveiled an electric robotaxi.

MPW Ones To Watch-Fama Francisco
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Fama Francisco

CEO, Baby, Feminine, and Family Care, P&G

The former MPW international lister, who runs a $19 billion operation, moved to the U.S.

MPW Ones To Watch-Neela Montgomery
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Neela Montgomery

President, CVS Pharmacy, EVP, CVS Health

With a P&L of about $90 billion, her CVS business is bigger than that of many Fortune 500s.

MPW Ones To Watch-Dawn Ostroff
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Dawn Ostroff

Chief Content and Ad Business Officer, Spotify

The longtime TV exec is driving Spotify’s massive bets on podcasts and other audio content.

MPW Ones To Watch-Vanessa Pappas
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Vanessa Pappas

COO, TikTok

After serving as interim head of TikTok until April, Pappas is settling into her role as COO and U.S.-based face of the booming platform.

MPW Ones To Watch-Patti Poppe
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Patricia Poppe

CEO, PG&E

Poppe joined in January with a challenging task ahead: Can she bring the eternally troubled utility back to the light?

MPW Ones To Watch-Kim Posnett
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Kim Posnett

Global Head of Investment Banking Services, Goldman Sachs

The first woman to hold the title, she recently added a top client services role to her CV.

MPW Ones To Watch-Fidji Simo
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Fidji Simo

CEO, Instacart

The former Facebook app head aims to help the hot grocery-delivery startup fight off its post-pandemic slump (see story in this issue).

MPW Ones To Watch-Yeshaya Sharon
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Sharon Yeshaya

CFO, Morgan Stanley

After chief of staff to CEO James Gorman and then head of investor relations, her latest move is into the C-suite.

This article appears in the October/November 2021 issue of Fortune with the headline, “Ones to watch.”

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