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8. Ursula Burns
Ursula Burns
Chairman and CEO
Xerox
2010 rank: 9
Age: 53
Last year she closed the companyís biggest deal ever -- the $6.4 billion acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services, which helped increase profits 25%. The ACS deal, once ballyhooed by investors, has been the crux of Burns' strategy to grow the services side of the business, now half of Xeroxís revenue.
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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