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Heroes Role Models

The women on our list look up to a broad array of business stars on their business journeys — Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, even Walt Disney. But overwhelmingly, they find inspiration much closer to home. P.K. Scheerle of American Nursing Services still keeps in touch with her high-school principal, Sister Eloise, for advice. And more than half of our winners said mom was their hero.

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