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25. Deirdre Connelly
Deirdre Connelly
President, North America Pharmaceuticals
GlaxoSmithKline
2010 rank: 27
Age: 51
Overall company profits fell in 2010 amid patent expirations and provisions for ongoing legal disputes. And her unit's revenue shrank to $11.8 billion from $14.3 billion. But sheís revamped sales and operations, and the company has a robust pipeline.
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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