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7. Ursula Burns
Ursula Burns
Chairman and CEO
Xerox
2011 rank: 8
Age: 54
Burns continues to edge the copier maker into the services business. Last year Xerox acquired six outsourcing companies, including XL World, an Italian customer-care concern. The deal expands Xerox's presence in Europe -- and increases its exposure to the troubled region.
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.