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27. Charlene Begley
27. Charlene Begley
President and CEO, GE Enterprise Solutions
General Electric (GE)
2008 rank: 26
Age: 42

CEO Jeff Immelt handpicked Begley, GE's first female SVP, to head the tech-centric division. Though GE's overall earnings dropped 22% in 2008, Begley kept her unit's profits relatively steady.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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