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29. Liz Smith
29. Liz Smith
Avon Products (AVP)
2008 rank: 30
Age: 46

By centralizing marketing and streamlining products, this Kraft alum justified theories that she's CEO Andrea Jung's heir apparent. Avon's profits have rebounded strongly, up 65% in 2008.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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