FORTUNE 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 
FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
These 12 women make their debuts on the Most Powerful list this year.
4 Angela Braly Wellpoint
22 Diane Greene VMware
28 Cece Sutton Wachovia
29 Sheryl Sandberg Google
37 Claire Brabowski Toys "R" Us
40 Kathleen Murphy ING
42 Liz Smith Avon Products
44 Pam Nicholson Enterprise
45 Melanie Healey Procter & Gamble
48 Jan Fields McDonald's
49 Julia Stewart IHOP
50 Cathie Lesjak Hewlett-Packard
From the October 15, 2007 issue
Highest pay
These women are among the highest paid in corporate America.
1 Zoe Cruz $30 million
2 Susan Decker $25 million
3 Irene B. Rosenfeld $19.2 million
Young and powerful
29 Sheryl Sandberg 38
26 Charlene Begley 40
12 Sallie Krawcheck 42
Perennial powers
These women have been on the Power 50 each year since it began in 1998.
43 Cathleen Black Hearst Magazines
9 Andrea Jung Avon
34 Shelley Lazarus WPP
How we pick the Most Powerful Women
FORTUNE ranks women in for-profit companies based on the size, importance, and health of their business in the global economy; career momentum; and social and cultural influence. If you have further questions about the Most Powerful Women list, please e-mail