Carol Meyrowitz
Carol Meyrowitz
Company: TJX
Fortune 500 rank: 125

As the head of discount chain TJ Maxx, Meyerowitz believes loyalty is the key ingredient to successfully getting companies' to agree to sell their brands in the lower-priced storefronts. "We're not fair-weather friends. When we buy it, we own it," she told USA Today last October.


By Colleen Leahey, reporter - Last updated July 18 2012: 2:08 PM ET