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20. Denise Morrison
Denise Morrison
President and CEO
Campbell Soup Co.
2011 rank: 21
Age: 58
In her first full year as CEO, Morrison launched 288 new products and led the $1.55 billion acquisition of Bolthouse Farms. Revenue was essentially flat and profits were down in Campbell's fiscal 2012, but the company may have turned a corner in the fourth quarter, with U.S. soup sales up 9%.
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.