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2. Indra Nooyi
Indra Nooyi
Chairman and CEO
2011 rank: 2
Age: 56
Profits and revenue increased at Pepsi in 2011, but investors have been wary that Nooyi's push into ìgood for youî products comes at the expense of the company's core offerings. In January the board publicly backed her, and she's since revamped management and boosted advertising budgets.
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.