Top 20 Most Powerful Women in the World

20. Marilyn Hewson

The Chairwoman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin rose one spot in the Forbes list of most powerful women in the world from a year ago. One reason for this is that Marilyn Hewson helped the defense contractor that is the largest in the world post record profits while at the same time managing to cut costs. Hewson joined the company back in 1983, where she rose through the ranks for roughly 30 years before she became the first woman CEO at Lockheed. The 61-year old will only continue to rise up the ranks in the Forbes list at this rate.
20. Marilyn Hewson