Ogilvy & Mather Chairman-CEO Shelly Lazarus and Y&R Advertising, New York, President Linda Srere were the sole ad agency executives in Fortune
's first-ever list of the "50 most powerful women in American Business." Ms. Lazarus was ranked No. 4 and Ms. Srere No. 43. The full list will appear in Fortune
's Oct. 12 issue, on newsstands Sept. 28. Several women executives from the media and consumer goods industries made the list. From consumer goods marketers, the list included: Mattel Chairman-CEO Jill Barad (No. 6); Avon Products President-Chief Operating Officer Andrea Jung (No. 8); Colgate-Palmolive Exec VP-Chief Operating Officer, Developed Markets Lois Juliber (No. 15); Kraft Exec VP-Coffee and Cereals Division Ann Fudge (No. 30); Revlon President-Consumer Products USA President Katharine Dwyer (No. 37).
From the media industry, the list included: Harpo Entertainment Group Chairman-CEO Oprah Winfrey (No. 2); Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group Chairman Sherry Lansing (No. 5); Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Chairman-CEO Martha Stewart (No. 11); People President Ann Moore (No. 17); MTV and M2 President Judy McGrath (No. 18); Oxygen Media Chairman-CEO Geraldine Laybourne (No. 20); Hearst Magazines President Cathleen Black (No. 25); Columbia Tri-Star Vice Chairman Lucy Fisher (No. 35); ABC Television Network President Patricia Fili-Krushel (No. 38); NewsAmerica Publishing Group Chairman-CEO Anthea Disney (No. 46); Disney/ABC Cable Networks President Anne Sweeney (No. 47).
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