This article summarizes the careers of seven women CEOs -- including Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, Campbell Soup's Denise Morrison and Hewlett-Packard's Meg Whitman -- and explains what their successes can teach you about getting ahead. For example, Whitman's decision to take the top job at Hewlett-Packard when the company was struggling demonstrates the importance of taking on tough challenges, writes Jada Graves. Meanwhile, Morrison has shown a willingness to make key changes since taking over Campbell Soup in 2011.

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