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Mary Barra speaks onstage during Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit - Day 2 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on October 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. Paul Morigi/Getty Images

Here are the 10 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2016

Sep 08, 2016

There are 22 female CEOs — down from 27 last year — on the 19th Most Powerful Women list that Time, Inc. publication Fortune released Thursday morning.

Mary Barra, the CEO and Chairman of GM, topped the ranking, with Pepsi Co. CEO and Chairman Indra Nooyi following in second place. Fortune releases the list of the most powerful business women every year.

There are nine newcomers to the list in total (read about them here). Ten women, including seven CEOs (such as Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer), dropped off the 2016 list for either stepping down from their posts or losing relative prominence.

The list of 51 women also includes Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch, and “bonus pick” Beyoncé. Check out the top ten below:

  1. Mary Barra, CEO and Chairman of GM
  2. Indra Nooyi, CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo
  3. Marillyn Hewson, CEO, Chairman and President of Lockheed Martin
  4. Ginni Rometty, CEO, Chairman, and President of IBM
  5. Abigail Johnson, CEO and President of Fidelity Investments
  6. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
  7. Meg Whitman, CEO and President of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  8. Phebe Novakovic, CEO and Chairman of General Dynamics
  9. Irene Rosenfeld, CEO and Chairman of Mondelez International
  10. Safra Catz, Co-CEO of Oracle


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