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Forbes: Most Powerful Women

8. Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security, U.S.

Helms the third largest department in U.S. politics, overseeing a budget of $48 billion, a staff of 240,000 and 22 agencies, including FEMA, Customs, INS, the Secret Service and cyber security, which she describes as the fastest-growing threat to the country. Napolitano describes her leadership style as "keep[ing] your eye on long-term vision while dealing with the crisis du jour." 2013 SPOTLIGHT: At the Forbes Women's Summit in May, Napolitano said, "At such a critical time for our country, the participation of women in our political process has never been more important." She took on the position as the first female head of Homeland Security after serving as the third female governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009.

(KEVIN DIETSCH/UPI/Newscom)

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