Crain's Names New York's 50 Most Powerful Women

05/08/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The women we chose for this list stand out in several ways. Leaders of multinational giants based in New York are included for their raw power in the marketplace. We also acknowledge entrepreneurs who've created enduring firms, and women running important industry associations traditionally helmed by men. And we included women in New York politics for the first time.

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