FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen

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37. Maggie Wilderotter
Maggie Wilderotter
Chairman and CEO
Frontier Communications
2010 rank: 40
Age: 56
With its 2010 acquisition of Verizon assets complete, the rural carrier is on track to post more than $5 billion in 2011 and earn a spot on the Fortune 500. The super-connected Wilderotter has her counterparts at bigger telcos on speed dial and sits on the boards of Xerox and P&G.
Network with Frontier Communications
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