7. Carol M. Meyrowitz, TJX Companies
Meyrowitz is known for her company’s chain of bargain stores, including T.J. Max and Marshalls. For the first time, in 2013, the company’s revenue and profits rose by double digits. When Meyrowitz took the helm in 2007, the company had $690 million in profits. As of 2013, the company reported $2.1 billion in the black. Meyrowitz has high hopes for her company, hoping to expand their number of stores to more than 5,000. Meyrowitz is known for being low profile, but her leadership has been high impact. Meyrowitz is 24th on the Forbes’ List of 100 Most Powerful Women, 26th on CNN’s 50 Most Powerful Businesswomen, and one of the most powerful women in the world.