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Fortune Releases 10 Most Powerful Washington Women List

As part of Fortune‘s 50 Most Powerful Women list, which launched today, the mag created a a special new list of the 10 Most Powerful Women in Washington:

#1 Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House
#2 Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
#3 Sheila Bair, Chair of FDIC
#4 Christina Romer, Chair of White House Council of Economic Advisers
#5 Valerie Jarrett, Senior Presidential Adviser
#6 Mary Schapiro, Chair of SEC
#7 Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, Senators
#8 Carol Browner, White House Adviser on Energy/Climate Change
#9 Christine Varney, Assistant Attorney general for Antitrust
#10 Karen Ignagni, CEO, America’s health Insurance Plans

Check out the picture gallery and the reasons each of these power playas made Fortune’s cut here.

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