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15. Carol Meyrowitz
Carol Meyrowitz
CEO
The TJX Companies
2010 rank: 17
Age: 57
The average price of items in T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, and Marshalls stores was down, but traffic growth pushed sales up 8% in fiscal 2011 to $21.9 billion. Since Meyrowitz took over in January 2007, the discounterís stock has returned 104%, vs. a decline of 9% for the S&P.
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From the October 17, 2011 issue
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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