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37. Melanie Healey
Melanie Healey
Group President, Global Feminine and Health Care
Procter & Gamble (PG)
2007 rank: 45
Age: 47

A native of Rio de Janeiro, Healey joined P&G in 1990 as a soap brand manager in Brazil. Today she leads a $9 billion business that includes household health-care brands--Metamucil, Vicks, Pepto-Bismol--and feminine-care products that command a 38% share of the global market. In a company full of stars, she's definitely one to watch.

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