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41. Phebe Novakovic
Phebe Novakovic
EVP, Marine Systems
General Dynamics
2010 rank: 49
Age: 53
The onetime CIA officerís division delivered four ships to the U.S. Navy in 2010. Novakovic also oversaw negotiations for several big new contracts, including a $1.8 billion deal for two destroyers for the U.S. Navy.
Network with General Dynamics
From the October 17, 2011 issue
How we pick the Power 50
The list is compiled by FORTUNE editors, who consider four criteria: the size and importance of the womanís business in the global economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the womanís career (resume and runway ahead), and societal and cultural influence.

Name 2010 total compensation
Safra A. Catz $42 million
Wellington J. Denahan-Norris $23.6 million
Carol Meyrowitz $19.2 million
Name Rank
Cynthia Carroll 1
Gail Kelly 2
Marjorie Scardino 3