Leading LadiesBy Marlisse Cepeda
Whether they're filming movies like Jennifer Lopez or ruling on the Supreme Court like Sonia Sotomayor, loads of Latin American women have become household names. But you probably don't know about the Latina politician who got fired for testifying against her boss…and then ran against him for office and won. Or the media mogul who edited a national magazine at 15 and ran a TV station at 22. Learn how these powerful females got their start and climbed to the top of their fields. Photos by CBS Corporation, Getty Images, and Avon Products, Inc.
1. Gisel Ruiz
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Walmart U.S.
Ruiz made company history as the first woman in the high-level role. Joining Walmart in 1992, she rose through the ranks, holding leadership positions in departments from human resources to labor relations. She now oversees almost 4,000 stores and 1.4 million associates. The Mexican-American credits her success to her encouraging parents, who met