It was a year of expansion for this elite group. Several women, including PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, pulled off big acquisitions, while thirteen others earned big promotions.
In her fifth year atop our list, Nooyi completed the purchase of PepsiCo's two largest bottlers, bringing revenues to a projected $60 billion. Now she'll have to deliver the $400 million annual cost savings she promised. Investors seem assured: The stock is up 12% since September 2009.
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Last updated September 30 2010: 2:47 PM ET