CNN BUSINESS | See who tops this year’s list of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women

To say the pandemic has been transformative for business is an understatement.

So perhaps it’s not surprising that three of the top 10 women named to Fortune’s 2021 Most Powerful Women list, released Monday, run companies in the health sector or that half of them became CEOs during the Covid crisis.

CVS Health’s CEO Karen Lynch is ranked No. 1.

Lynch garnered the top spot for two big reasons: Shortly after taking over in February of this year, she made CVS (CVS) a central player in the US pandemic response, turning it into a hub for Covid tests and vaccines. And she now wants to transform how primary health care is delivered by turning many neighborhood CVS stores into health care super clinics.  —read more