How the power players do it - by Fortune senior editor at large Patricia Sellers

Fortune's most promising women entrepreneurs

September 13, 2011: 1:28 PM ET

Fortune's editors have chosen the 2011 Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. From a pool of 131 applicants, we've selected (not easily) 10 extraordinary innovators, game-changers and groundbreakers whose startups generated $1 million to $25 million in annual revenue last year--but appear poised to become large and global businesses.

That is, these women could be on the Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business list someday. (This year's U.S. and international rankings will be out September 29.)

Well on their way, the 2011 MPW Entrepreneurs are hereby part of the MPW community. These 10 female founders listed below will be our guests at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, October 3-5 in Laguna Niguel, California. Besides hanging with Fortune 500 CEOs like Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo (PEP) and Ellen Kullman of DuPont (DD), they'll meet well-known entrepreneurs like Arianna Huffington (AOL), Tyra Banks, Tory Burch, Chelsea Handler—and Warren Buffett too. Many people forget that Buffett built Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), once a small textile manufacturer, into a company that is now No. 7 on the Fortune 500. Buffett, the Summit's honorary male guest, dishes out good advice to the business-builders in all of us each year. No matter who you are or what you do, as he says, "Think like an owner."

Keep reading Postcards and checking FortuneMPW on Facebook to learn about these 2011 MPW Entrepreneurs--and more about the MPW community.

• Miranda Bouldin, Logicore

• Sue Chen, Nova Medical Products

• Jane Friedman, Open Road Integrated Media

• Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, Rent the Runway

• Dawn Halfaker, Halfaker & Associates

• Clara Shih, Hearsay

• Kara Goldin, Hint Inc.

• Kimberley Graham-Nye, gDiapers

• Katrina Markoff, Vosges Chocolate

• Demet Mutlu, Trendyol

Click here to see the 2010 and 2009 Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs.

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Pattie Sellers
Pattie Sellers
Senior Editor at Large, Fortune
Executive Director of MPW/Live Content, Time Inc.

Pattie Sellers has written more than 20 Fortune cover stories including "Marissa Mayer: Ready to Rumble at Yahoo," "Muhtar Kent's New Coke," "Oprah's Next Act", "The $100 Billion Woman" (Melinda Gates), and "Gone with the Wind" (Ted Turner). She co-founded Fortune Most Powerful Women and oversees the Fortune MPW Summit, the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business and beyond—and programs such as Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs and the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership. Pattie also develops Live Content across Time Inc. Her blog, Postcards, is about how power players lead and navigate their careers. Pattie won Time Inc.'s prestigious MVP award for her performance in 2012.

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