Fortune Magazine has just released its 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list, and this year the top seven positions were held by chief executives. Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, took the number one spot. She reached CEO even though she never ran a line operation at Pepsi. She says that as soon as you develop something new it becomes extinct because everyone else wants to copy it.
Irene Rosenfeld of Kraft Foods took the number five spot. The company is the world´s second largest food company, with revenues of $34 billion in 2005.
Of course Oprah made the list, coming in as the first woman behind the string of CEOs at number eight. And only one woman under the age of 40 checked in at the number 22 spot.
To see the list in its entirety, click here http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mostpowerfulwomen/2006/index.html?cnn=yes.
And if you are interested in seeing some salaries that break the bank, take a look at the top ten http://money.cnn.com/popups/2006/fortune/womenpay/index.html.