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17. Jan Fields
Jan Fields
President, McDonald's USA
2010 rank: 25
Age: 56
As head of the fast-food giantís 14,000 U.S. restaurants, Fields increased 2010 U.S. revenue 2% and operating income 7% her first year in the role. The McDonaldís veteran also headed up the companyís National Hiring Day in April, signing on 62,000 new employees.
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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