Marilyn Carlson

Co-CEO
Carlson Holdings

What is Carlson, whom Forbes magazine named one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, doing for an encore after handing control of her $37 billion company to her daughter, Diana Nelson, in 2013? Not much—just saving the world. Carlson’s titanic achievements in business are matched by her longstanding advocacy for protecting children exploited worldwide by unprincipled companies. Earlier this year, a committee of Nobel Prize recipients selected Carlson to receive the Oslo Business for Peace Award for her leadership in promoting responsible business practices.