75 Most Powerful Women In Business

From technology to finance, these professionals are changing global business

Kim-Nelson4Kim Nelson
SVP, President
Snacks Unlimited
General Mills

Nelson, one of BE’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, is responsible for ensuring the profitable growth of some of America’s most popular snack brands, including Nature Valley Granola Bars and Chex Mix. Her portfolio of businesses reported $1.1 billion in net sales to General Mills.

Christina-NormanChristina Norman
CEO
OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network

Norman manages all business and creative areas of the new cable channel and multiplatform media venture designed to entertain, inspire, and empower people to live their best lives. Prior to OWN, Norman worked at MTV: Music Television, where she most recently served as president, providing the leadership, strategy, and management for MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Tr3s, and MTV.com.

Norwood,-FeliciaFelicia Norwood
CEO & President, Active Health
Management Inc.
Aetna

Norwood, one of BE’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, oversees a wide range of business operations, including sales and marketing, account management, product development, healthcare delivery, and legal and government relations. Active Health is a subsidiary of Aetna Inc. and the leading provider of health management services.

Lisa-Opoku---Goldman-SachsLisa Opoku
Managing Director & COO, Securities Division, Asia
Goldman Sachs

Originally from Ghana, Opoku manages the day-to-day activities of the global financial services giant’s Hong Kong-based Asia securities division. Her previous role at the firm was serving as COO for the Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Bank Loan Syndications and Trading businesses in New York and London.

Lisa-Pickrum-The-RLJ-CompaniesLisa Pickrum
EVP & COO
The RLJ Cos.

Pickrum is responsible for operations, infrastructure, and business development. She helped create the global private equity firm with $60 billion under management including RLJ Development L.L.C. (No. 8 on the BE Industrial/Service companies list with$ 605.2 million in revenues). Pickrum serves on several boards including Rollover Systems Inc., Bright Beginnings Inc., and Liberia Women’s Advisory Council.

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