The Nine Most Powerful Women

Fortune Magazine has published their list of “The 50 Most Powerful Women In Business.” Of the 50, nearly 20 percent of the women are based in northern California. Here is the list of the 9 most powerful women:

carol bartz
1. Carol Bartz (Fortune 10), President and CEO, Yahoo
*Highest paid woman in business, $42.7 million compensation
safra catz
2. Safra Catz (Fortune 11), Co-president, Oracle
*Second highest paid woman in business, $36.4 million compensation
ann livermore
3. Ann Livermore (Fortune 14), EVP, HP Enterprise Business
sheryl sandberg
4. Sheryl Sandberg (Fortune 16), COO, Facebook
cathie lesjak
5. Cathie Lesjak (Fortune 28), Interim CEO, Hewlett-Packard
marissa mayer
6. Marissa Mayer (Fortune 42), VP, Search Products and User Experience, Google
susan wojcicki
7. Susan Wojcicki (Fortune 43), VP, Product Management, Google
lorrie norrington
8. Lorrie Norrington (Fortune 44), President, eBay Marketplaces, eBAY
9. Katie Cotton (Fortune 50), VP, Worldwide Corporate Communications, Apple