Fortune Magazine has just released its 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list. The top seven position on the 2006 list are held by CEOs. Topping the list is Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo. She rose to CEO even though she never ran a line operation at Pepsi. Fortune says the list of brand-name companies with women chief executives is longer and more impressive than ever, after a year of stunning breakthroughs in corner-office hiring. Women hold top jobs at PepsiCo, Xerox, eBay, ADM, Kraft Foods, Sara Lee and Avon.
Included on the Fortune list are filled with rising stars, the young and powerful and those who are highly compensated. There also is an explanation of who fell off the list and why, including women like Karen Katen, who jumped after being passed over for CEO.
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