From the Fed to GM, 5 top-tier women trying to fix man-made messes

By Sara Lessley, guest blogger Yes, they're women. Yes, some are "firsts" -- Janet Yellen, the first woman to head the Federal Reserve, and Mary Barra, the first woman to head a Big Three automaker. But that's not what these five top-tier players -- making headlines now in finance, law, business, tech, fashion and retail -- are focused on. Acknowledging the spotlight, these decision-makers recognize that along with their top-of-the-field jobs achieved through years of experience and innovation, they must produce top-of-the-field results. Consider what these five women -- under the harsh public glare of their current media fame -- really have to tackle head-on. Sara Lessley is a freelance journalist and editing coach in Los Angeles.
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