10 most powerful women in Washington

Rarely has D.C. wielded so much power over business, and never have so many women been calling the shots. We've ranked the 10 with the most impact excluding just one -- Michelle Obama -- who exercises her own brand of influence.

Power 50 When the Most Powerful Women list premiered, just two of our honorees ran Fortune 500 companies. This year 13 do. More
25 Highest-paid women Which corporate women raked it in - and how much did they earn? More
25 Best-paid men See how these male executives' paychecks compare to the 25 best-paid women. More
10 Global leaders Power knows no bounds for this diverse group. Included on our list: the woman who built Australia's biggest bank and the Siemens executive who is the first woman to sit on that company's board. More
Power 50 When the Most Powerful Women list premiered, just two of our honorees ran Fortune 500 companies. This year 13 do. More
25 Highest-paid women Which corporate women raked it in - and how much did they earn? More
25 Best-paid men See how these male executives' paychecks compare to the 25 best-paid women. More
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