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11. Melanie Healey
Melanie Healey
Group President, North America
P&G
2011 rank: 13
Age: 51
If those sentimental "Thank you, Mom" spots during the Olympics brought a tear to your eye, you can thank Healey, who works with the 34 brands represented in the ad campaign. Her results are nothing to cry about: In fiscal 2012 her division brought in $32.6 billion, 39% of Procter & Gamble's total revenue.
From the October 8, 2012 issue
How we pick the Power 50
The list is compiled by FORTUNE editors, who consider four criteria: the size and importance of the woman's business in the global economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the woman's career (resume and runway ahead), and societal and cultural influence.