The top 10 were:
- IBM chairman, CEO and president Ginni Rometty
- General Motors CEO Mary Barra
- PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi
- Lockheed Martin chairman, CEO and president Marillyn Hewson
- DuPont chairman and CEO Ellen Kullman
- Hewlett-Packard chairman, CEO and president Meg Whitman
- Mondelez International chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld
- Archer Daniels Midland chairman, CEO and president Pat Woertz
- FMR (Fidelity Investments parent) president Abigail Johnson
Fortune wrote in its mini-profile of Sandberg:
Last year was all about Sandberg: Her best-selling book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, helped her become the face of corporate gender equality. This year is all about Facebook. Its 2013 profits jumped an astounding 2,730 percent, mainly because of increased revenue from mobile ads, and it announced huge deals in early 2014 to acquire virtual-reality company Oculus VR for over $2 billion and buzzy messaging platform WhatsApp for $19 billion. As CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s No. 2, Sandberg remains crucial to the company’s long-term strategy. She’s also the best-paid woman on our list, making $38 million last year.
Readers: Where do you think Sandberg belonged on the list?