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Highest paid female executives

Despite continuing disparities in earnings between men and women, many female business professionals earn very good salaries. In 2011, CNN Money released their list of the highest-paid women among publicly traded companies in the United States. Here's a look at their 2010 salaries.

1. Safra A. Catz, President and CFO, Oracle Corp. ($42,095,880)

2. Wellington J. Denhan-Noriss, Vice Chairperson, CIO and COO, Annaly Capital Management, Inc. ($23,634,800)

3. Carol Myrowitz, CEO, TJX companies. ($19,252,740)

4. Susan M. Ivey, former Chairperson, President and CEO, Reynolds American. ($16,823,900)

5. Marina Armstrong, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Gymboree Corp. ($16,426,365)

6. Shona L. Brown, Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Google. ($16,268, 742)

7. Martine Rothblatt, Chairperson and CEO, United Therapies, Corp. ($16,094,652)

8. Ina R. Drew, CIO, JP Morgan Chase & Co. ($15,545,000)

9. Indra K. Nooyi, Chairperson and CEO, Pepsi Co. ($14,032,290)

10. Laura J. Alber, President and CEO, Willams-Sonoma, Inc. ($13,555,412)

There was only one woman among the 100 highest paid chief executive officers at publicly traded companies in Canada. She is Nancy Southern, President and CEO of Atco. ($14,800,000)