Beyoncé, "Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins and SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro have risen to the top of very different fields, but they all have (at least) one thing in common -- kids.
Working Mother Magazine today named its Most Powerful Moms of 2012, and these three women join seven more movers-and-shakers on the unrated, U.S.-centric list.
Some, like Beyoncé, are new moms; others -- like actress Melissa McCarthy (mom of two) -- have more experience under their belts. They've all experienced firsthand the joys and challenges of parenting, and they've done it while operating in some of the world's most elite circles.
Click through the slideshow below to see the magazine's full list, and visit Working Mother's website for more detailed profiles of these ten phenomenal women.
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