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Want to Run a Top Company? Study Science

More than 30 percent of the women on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business list studied science for their undergraduate degree, including number one Ginni Rometty, Chairman and CEO of IBM. Click through above to meet the other powerful women who spend their young years conducting experiments and solving equations in hallowed university halls. They range from Yahoo!'s CEO Marissa Mayer, who specialized in artificial intelligence while earning her B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford, to Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO at J.P. Morgan Asset Management and the only woman to complete a math major at Georgetown in 1989.

These women have a variety of business experiences and run different kinds of companies, but it seems one common denominator is a penchant for STEM fields. Hopefully as programs like Girls Who Code gain traction and women like Megan Smith ascend to the White House, we'll see more and more women launching into science degrees.