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23. Brenda Barnes
Brenda Barnes
Chairman and CEO
Sara Lee (SLE)

2008 Most Powerful Women rank:  9
2007 Total compensation: $9.1 million

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Last updated October 06 2008: 12:51 PM ET
Source: Equilar Inc.
Note: Total compensation includes annualized base salary, discretionary and performance-based bonus payouts, the grant-date fair value of new stock and option awards and other compensation. If relevant, other compensation includes severance payments. Equilar Inc., an executive compensation research firm in Redwood Shores, Calif., prepared the chart by looking at companies with more than $1 billion in revenues that filed proxies by Aug. 15.
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