The magazine highlighted Hudson’s leadership when BAE faced uncertainties in 2011, “as troops withdrew from Iraq and customers awaited news of military budgets.”Fortune also noted Hudson’s recent appointment to Bank of America’s board of directors.
A number of the women on the list are leaders in government contracting including future General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic at No. 16 and Oracle CFO Safra Cratz at No. 10.
Three Lockheed Martin executives made the list including No. 19 COO Marillyn Hewson, No. 31 EVP of Space Systems Joanne Maguire and No. 34 EVP of IS&GS Linda Gooden.
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