FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen

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46. Laura Lang
Laura Lang
Time Inc.
2011 rank: New
Age: 56
Lang left her CEO job at ad agency Digitas to run Time Inc. (Fortune's parent) in January. The company's struggle to find a leader puts the pressure on Lang, as do broader trends: Time Inc.'s revenue was down 9% in the second quarter. But Lang's digital expertise could reenergize the company.
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.