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13. Melanie Healey
Melanie Healey
Group president, North America
Procter & Gamble
2010 rank: 13
Age: 50
Sheís the first woman to lead North America for the worldís largest consumer-products company, controlling a whopping 41% of the companyís revenue, or $33.8 billion. Considered a CEO contender, she managed to give her top line a boost in a tough environment in part by encouraging customers to try new P&G products.
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From the October 17, 2011 issue
How we pick the Power 50
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.

Name 2010 total compensation
Safra A. Catz $42 million
Wellington J. Denahan-Norris $23.6 million
Carol Meyrowitz $19.2 million
Name Rank
Cynthia Carroll 1
Gail Kelly 2
Marjorie Scardino 3