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39. Debra Reed
Debra Reed
CEO
Sempra Energy
2011 rank: 45
Age: 56
Reed succeeded Donald Felsinger as CEO of the $10-billion-in-revenue energy-services company last summer; the two have worked together since Sempra's inception in 1998. In June, Reed launched the Sunrise Powerlink, a $1.8 billion project that uses a 500,000-volt transmission line to link San Diego to the Imperial Valley.
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.