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Women at the top

<p>General Motors Co (Fortune ranking #7) has named Mary Barra, the company's global product development chief, as its new CEO, marking the first time a major U.S. automaker has been led by a woman. REUTERS/Mike Cassese</p>

General Motors Co (Fortune ranking #7) has named Mary Barra, the company's global product development chief, as its new CEO, marking the first time a major U.S. automaker has been led by a woman. REUTERS/Mike Cassese

General Motors Co (Fortune ranking #7) has named Mary Barra, the company's global product development chief, as its new CEO, marking the first time a major U.S. automaker has been led by a woman. REUTERS/Mike Cassese

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<p>Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard (Fortune #15). REUTERS/Jim Urquhart</p>

Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard (Fortune #15). REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard (Fortune #15). REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

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<p>Virginia Rometty, IBM (Fortune #20). REUTERS/Alex Gallardo</p>

Virginia Rometty, IBM (Fortune #20). REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Virginia Rometty, IBM (Fortune #20). REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

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<p>Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo (Fortune #43). REUTERS/Don Heupel</p>

Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo (Fortune #43). REUTERS/Don Heupel

Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo (Fortune #43). REUTERS/Don Heupel

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<p>Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin (Fortune #59). REUTERS/Neil Hall</p>

Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin (Fortune #59). REUTERS/Neil Hall

Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin (Fortune #59). REUTERS/Neil Hall

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<p>Ellen Kullman, DuPont (Fortune #72). REUTERS/Alex Gallardo</p>

Ellen Kullman, DuPont (Fortune #72). REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Ellen Kullman, DuPont (Fortune #72). REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

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<p>Irene Rosenfeld, Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods, Fortune #88). REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen</p>

Irene Rosenfeld, Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods, Fortune #88). REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Irene Rosenfeld, Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods, Fortune #88). REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

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<p>Ursula Burns, Xerox (Fortune #131). REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz</p>

Ursula Burns, Xerox (Fortune #131). REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Ursula Burns, Xerox (Fortune #131). REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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<p>Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup (Fortune #338). REUTERS/Alex Gallardo</p>

Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup (Fortune #338). REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup (Fortune #338). REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

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<p>Heather Bresch, Mylan (Fortune #374). REUTERS/Alex Gallardo</p>

Heather Bresch, Mylan (Fortune #374). REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Heather Bresch, Mylan (Fortune #374). REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

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<p>Gracia Martore, Gannett (Fortune #467). REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Gracia Martore, Gannett (Fortune #467). REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Gracia Martore, Gannett (Fortune #467). REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! (Fortune #494) REUTERS/Stephen Lam</p>

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! (Fortune #494) REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! (Fortune #494) REUTERS/Stephen Lam

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<p>Karen Katz (right), Neiman Marcus (Fortune #547), seen with Target President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel (left). REUTERS/Keith Bedford</p>

Karen Katz (right), Neiman Marcus (Fortune #547), seen with Target President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel (left). REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Karen Katz (right), Neiman Marcus (Fortune #547), seen with Target President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel (left). REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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<p>Linda Hasenfratz, Linamar. REUTERS/J.P. Moczulski</p>

Linda Hasenfratz, Linamar. REUTERS/J.P. Moczulski

Linda Hasenfratz, Linamar. REUTERS/J.P. Moczulski

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