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35. Maggie Wilderotter
Maggie Wilderotter
CEO
Frontier Communications
2011 rank: 37
Age: 57
She's not just a little sister of Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison (No. 18). Wilderotter is a four-time MPW lister who runs a $5.2-billion-in-revenue telecom company. Though tiny compared with AT&T and Verizon, Frontier trades in line with the big boys.
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.