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21. Denise Morrison
Denise Morrison
President and CEO
Campbell Soup
2010 rank: New
Age: 57
This rookie CEO worked at a slew of consumer goods companies (P&G, Kraft, Pepsi, Nabisco, Nestlé) and served as Campbellís operating chief before ascending to the top of the $7.7-billion-in-revenue company in August. MPW fact: Morrison and Maggie Wilderotter are the first sister act to make the list.
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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