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.
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.