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23. Bridget Van Kralingen
Bridget Van Kralingen
SVP, IBM Global Business Services
IBM
2011 rank: 39
Age: 49
She manages 100,000 employees and brought in 18% of the company's $107 billion in sales last year. A rising star, van Kralingen has punched her ticket at various important units, including IBM's North America division and global business services in Northeast Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
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.