(Clockwise from top left)

Jody Gerson, 51, Sony
Michelle Jubelirer, 39, Capitol
Ethiopia Habtemariam, Universal/Motown
Julie Greenwald, 44, Atlantic Records

Greenwald is music's highest-ranking female exec, with artists like Bruno Mars under her purview. Attorney Jubelirer is Capitol's chief dealmaker, while Gerson presides over the Lennon-McCartney song catalog. Habtemariam pushes the urban envelope with signings like the Cash Money crew.