(Forbes) - It was a standout year in business for women, including one local executive.
Xerox CEO Ursula Burns was named to 'Forbes' magazine's list of the most powerful women in business. She placed fifth.
Many of the women on this year's list are from the technology industry, including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (No. 1), IBM veteran Virginia Rometty (No. 4), former eBay chief Meg Whitman (No. 6), and longtime Google Executive Marissa Mayer (No. 8).
The executives were judged on the amount of money they control, their media presence and how actively they wielded their power.