FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen

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42. Ilene Gordon
Ilene Gordon
Chairman, CEO, and president
Corn Products Intl.
2010 rank: New
Age: 58
The stock price of this suburban Chicago ingredients provider has almost doubled since Gordon became CEO in 2009. As the company successfully passes on rising corn costs to customers, it expects revenue to top $6 billlion this year.
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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