FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen

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5. Angela Braly
Angela Braly
Chairman, president, and CEO
2010 rank: 4
Age: 50
Bralyís reach is unquestionable: With 34 million members, health insurer WellPoint touches one in nine Americans covered. Now sheís tapping into the Medicare market with the purchase of senior health care provider CareMore. Her challenge: translating customer growth into higher profits.
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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