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45. Gracia Martore
Gracia Martore
President and CEO
Gannett Co.
2011 rank: New
Age: 61
Martore, who became CEO a year ago, is giving USA Today owner Gannett a makeover, investing in digital and charging for online content. Though profits fell 22% in 2011, investors are confident in Martore's strategy: Since she took over the company, its stock returned 72% to investors.
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.