FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen

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34. Linda Gooden
Linda Gooden
EVP, Information Systems & Global Solutions
Lockheed Martin
2011 rank: 33
Age: 59
Lockheed's information technology unit, which counts the FAA and Department of Energy as clients, saw 2011 sales drop as work associated with the U.S. Census ended. Her business is bigger in terms of sales than fellow EVP Maguire's, but Gooden's operating margin is lower.
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.