President and CEO A&E Television Networks 2010 rank: New Age: 58
Raven oversees two of the top five networks in cable: the History Channel and A&E. According to SNL Kagan data, she will be pulling in nearly $3 billion in revenue in 2011, with a
reach across 150 nations. Her empire includes 10 channels.
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.