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IT women shine in Fortune stakes


Anne Mulcahy, the dynamic chairman and CEO of Xerox, has been placed second in Fortune Magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women 2007", making her the most powerful woman in the IT industry. 

According to Fortune, Merox's credit was upgraded in May from junk to investment-grade status, while the company also has a new focus on growth and expansion. The stock is up 10% over the past year and recent acquitions are expected to add about $1-billion in sales to the $16-billion company.
Interestingly, Mulcahy was only placed number 13 on the list of the highest paid women in the same survery, with an annual income of $10,5-million.
Meg Whitman, president and CEO of eBay came in number three on the list of powerful women and was placed number eight on pay scales at $11-million.
The eleventh most powerful woman in corporate America was Ursula Burns, president of Xerox, while Ann Livermore, executive vice-president of HP, came in at number 13. Livermore also made it into the list of the highest paid women with an income of $11,8-million.
The number 17 spot in the most powerful women stakes goes to Ginni Rometty, senior vice-president: global business services at IBM.
Sue Decker, president of Yahoo, was named the 20th most powerful woman and also the second highest-paid with an income of $25-million.
Google's vice-presidnet: global online sales & operations, Sheryl Sandberg comes in after than, with the list concluded by Cathie Lesjak, executive vice-president and chief financial officer of HP at number 50.
The same Fortune survey named South Africa's Cynthia Carroll, CEO of Anglo American, as the top choice for global women leaders, with Transnet CEO Maria Ramos coming in at number 14.
On the IT front Patricia Russo, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent in France, made it to number four, with Barbara Kux, chief procurement officer at Royal Philips Electronics in the Netherlands, being awarded the number 19 spot.
Sun Yafang, chairman of Huawei Technologies, was ranked at number 27 in the global women leaders stakes.