She's worked with Rupert Murdoch, Martha Stewart, Jane Fonda, and Michael Eisner. She helped put Patty Hearst in jail and Desperate Housewives on the air. Now she's at Gilt Groupe,
the hot luxury website, and she's making herself over once again. More
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi sounded as much like one of the NGOs that have protested against some of the food giant's past decisions as she did its chief executive at Fortune's Most
Powerful Women summit. More
The Facebook COO sat down with Fortune editor-at-large Pattie Sellers to discuss why women aren't making progress at the highest levels of corporate America, Facebook's latest
strategy, and her political aspirations. More
The list is compiled by FORTUNE editors, who consider four criteria: the size and importance of the womanís business in the global economy, the health and direction of the
business, the arc of the womanís career (resume and runway ahead), and societal and cultural influence.