FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen

18 of 50
18. Susan Wojcicki
Susan Wojcicki
SVP, Product Management and Engineering
2011 rank: 28
Age: 43
The only woman in CEO Larry Page's closest circle of advisers, the ìL-team,î Wojcicki is responsible for developing the products that earned Google $36 billion in advertising revenue last year. She is now increasingly representing Google to investors and the public.
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.