Carol Meyrowitz

TJX Companies CEO Carol Meyrowitz
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 12: TJX Companies CEO Carol Meyrowitz is photographed at TJ Maxx in Framingham, MA on Monday, April 12, 2010. She is being featured for the Globe 100. (Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)Boston Globe via Getty Images
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The parent of T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, and Marshalls is a rare success story in an abysmal retail climate (see story). Since Meyrowitz took over in 2007, profits have almost tripled, revenue has jumped nearly 60%, to $27.4 billion, and the stock is up over 300%.