7. Indra Nooyi • Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo
Indra Nooyi become President and CEO of PepsiCo in 2006 and Chairman in 2007. The Obama administration appointed her to the U.S.-India CEO Forum. She’s also a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

8. Gracia Martore • President & CEO of Gannett
Gracia Martore worked her way up from assistant treasurer at Gannett in 1985 to become one of the 20 women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Her recipe for success is to embrace the concept of meritocracy, stay focused on the task at hand and work hard.

9. Ellen Kullman • Chair of the Board & CEO of Dupont
Ellen Kullman has been at Dupont since 1988. She’s dedicated virtually her entire career to the organization where she started in marketing management. Fortune named her one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and she made Forbes’ list of the 50 World’s Most Powerful Women.