Ten Women: To Each Her Own

Combining talent and drive, 10 tough-minded women create individual rules for success

Elizabeth Watson

Police Chief

Earlier this year the mayor of Houston admitted to having some "trepidation" about appointing Elizabeth Watson as the chief of police. "I was concerned about the support she would get. I had a little experience along those lines myself," said Kathryn Whitmire, who also happens to be the city's first female mayor. But eight months after becoming the first U.S. woman to head a big-city force, Watson, 41, has shown she can hack it. She took over a department reeling from low morale caused by widespread staff reductions and paltry salaries and quickly won the force a...

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