In 2009, Anne F. Ackerley was second in command of a BlackRock Inc.
unit that handles client relationships. Today, she's chief marketing officer of the world's largest money manager by assets.
reason: Ms. Ackerley played a pivotal role in BlackRock's
employee-resource group for women. She helped launch an East Coast
chapter in December 2009 and transform its Women's Initiative Network
into a global effort in spring 2010.