Fortune Lists 50 Most Powerful Women in Business

It’s Friday and it’s lunch time, so you’re probably done with the heavy work load and already thinking about watching the most illegal move in wrestling history. Or maybe that’s just us. Either way, it’s a good time for a list, and Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for 2011 is worth checking out.

The issue hits newsstands Monday, but here’s a couple quick notes: Oprah Winfrey is an unfamiliar spot, having fallen 10 slots to number 16 because OWN hasn’t worked out yet, and one-third of the newcomers on the list are from India or China. Interesting, right?

Check out the top 10 most powerful women in business below, and head over to Fortune — or better yet, pick up the print version — for the rest.

Fortune’s Top 10 most powerful women in business

  1. Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO, Kraft Foods
  2. Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
  3. Pat Woertz, Chairman, CEO and President, Archer Daniels Midland
  4. Ellen Kullman, Chairman and CEO, Dupont
  5. Angela Braly, Chairman, President and CEO, Wellpoint
  6. Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO, Avon Products
  7. Ginni Rometty, SVP, Group Executive, Sales, Marketing, and Strategy, IBM
  8. Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO, Xerox
  9. Meg Whitman, President and CEO, Hewlett-Packard
  10. Sherilyn McCoy, Vice Chairman, Executive Committee, Office of the Chairman, Johnson & Johnson

Publish date: September 30, 2011 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT