EXECUTIVES: Four Who Made It

It usually takes prodigious effort, great motivation and many extra years for women to break into the command echelons of business. Often women have to start their own companies to get there at all. Here are four examples of women who have made it.

MICHAEL ALLEN BABCOCK, 45, a petite and chic redhead, looks more like a sportswear designer than the president and chief stockholder of the U.S.'s fourth largest computer time-sharing company. Her firm, Allen-Babcock of Los Angeles, has annual revenues of $5,000,000 and more than 300 clients. "I was always...

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