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20. Charlene Begley
President and CEO, GE Home and Business Solutions;SVP,GE
GE (GE)
2009 rank: 27
Age: 43

In January, GE's first female senior vice president took over the $8.4 billion division, which includes appliances and lighting. In March she added GE's internal IT function.

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