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These are the 50 most powerful woman in U.S. business for 2018 by Fortune magazine

The CEO of Lockheed Martin Marillyn Hewson is the most powerful woman in American business, per Fortune magazine’s ranking for 2018. Marillyn Hewson, who was also ranked No. 194 on the list of the best CEOs in the world 2018 by CEOWORLD magazine, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in economics from the University of Alabama, currently serves as a member of the Culverhouse College of Business Board of Visitors.

All of the top 5 women on the list are CEOs of their companies. They include Hewson in the number 1 spot; Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors at No. 2; Abigail Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Fidelity Investments at No.3; Ginni, Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM at No. 4; and rounding out the top five, Gail K. Boudreaux, president and CEO of the Indianapolis-based Anthem.

Rounding out the top ten are are Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook; Safra Catz, Co-CEO, Oracle; Phebe Novakovic, Chairman, and CEO, General Dynamics; Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Google; Alphabet; and Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, Google, Alphabet.

The 50 most powerful woman in U.S. business for 2018

1. Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President, and CEO, Lockheed Martin
2. Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors
3. Abigail Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Fidelity Investments
4. Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM
5. Gail Boudreaux, President and CEO, Anthem

6. Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
7. Safra Catz, Co-CEO, Oracle
8. Phebe Novakovic, Chairman and CEO, General Dynamics
9. Ruth Porat, SVP and CFO, Google, Alphabet
10. Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube, Google, Alphabet

11. Lynn Good, Chairman, President, and CEO, Duke Energy
12. Angela Ahrendts, SVP of Retail and Online Stores, Apple
13. Tricia Griffith, President and CEO, Progressive
14. Judith McKenna, President and CEO, Walmart International
15. Karen Lynch, President, Aetna
16. Ann-Marie Campbell, EVP, U.S. Stores, Home Depot
17. Pam Nicholson, President and CEO, Enterprise Holdings
18. Cathy Engelbert, CEO, Deloitte
19. Marianne Lake, CFO, JPMorgan Chase
20. Amy Hood, EVP and CFO, Microsoft

21. Michelle Gass, CEO, Kohl’s
22. Kathy Warden, President and COO, Northrop Grumman
23. Leanne Caret, President and CEO, Defense, Space & Security, and EVP, Boeing
24. Geisha Williams, President and CEO, PG&E
25. Margaret Keane, President and CEO, Synchrony
26. Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO, JPM Asset and Wealth Management, JPMorgan Chas
27. Barbara Rentler, CEO, Ross Stores
28. Vicki Hollub, President and CEO, Occidental Petroleum
29. Heather Bresch, CEO, Mylan
30. Beth Ford, President and CEO, Land O’Lakes

31. Lisa Davis, CEO Siemens Energy, Siemens AG
32. Julie Sweet, CEO North America, Accenture
33. Roz Brewer, COO and Group President, Starbucks
34. Kathleen Murphy, President, Personal Investing, Fidelity Investments
35. Mary Mack, Senior EVP of Consumer Banking, Wells Fargo
36. Anna Manning, President and CEO, Reinsurance Group of America
37. Jennifer Taubert, EVP, Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnso
38. Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO, KPMG U.S.
39. Bridget van Kralingen, SVP Blockchain, Industry Platforms, Accounts, and Partnerships, IBM
40. Kelly Grier, U.S. Chairman and Americas Managing Partner, EY

41. Crystal Hanlon, President, Northern Division, Home Depot
42. Michele Buck, President and CEO, Hershey
43. Jennifer Morgan, president of the Americas and Asia Pacific Japa, SAP
44. Carolyn Tastad, Group President, North America, Procter & Gamble
45. Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty
46. Helena Foulkes, CEO, Hudson’s Bay Company
47. Deanna Mulligan, President and CEO, Guardian Life Insurance
48. Bonnie Hammer, Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and Cable Studio, Comcast
49. Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman; Chairman, BofA Merrill Lynch Intl., Bank of America
50. Kathryn Marinello, President and CEO, Hertz Global Holdings
51. Oprah Winfrey, Chairman and CEO, OWN

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Megan Batchelor
Executive features editor at The CEOWORLD magazine and lover of reality TV. I eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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