FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen

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41. Pat Fili-Krushel
Pat Fili-Krushel
Chairman, NBCUniversal News Group, NBCUniversal
2011 rank: Return
Age: 58
In July, Comcast-controlled NBCU named Fili-Krushel to head up a new group, overseeing a lucrative but battle-scarred portfolio that includes NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, and the Weather Channel. A trusted lieutenant of NBCU honcho Steve Burke, Fili-Krushel needs to revive Today's sliding ratings.
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.