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40. Karen Licitra
Karen Licitra
Worldwide Chairman, Global Medical Solutions
Johnson & Johnson
2011 rank: New
Age: 53
When J&J pharma chairman Sheri McCoy decamped to Avon this year, Licitra emerged as the highest-ranking woman at the company. In 2011 her division accounted for $9 billion of the medical-device unit's $25.8 billion in revenue.
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.