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

CEOs, global stars, and Presidential offspring

May 24, 2011: 10:09 PM ET

Fortune dinner attendees Barbara Bush (left) and Chelsea Clinton. Photo credit: CARE Conference and Kyle Cassidy

"Leaders must role model what GREAT looks like."

In her comments at  the "Fortune Most Powerful Women Evening With..." dinner in New York City Tuesday night  McKinsey & Co. 's Joanna Barsh was talking about the importance of corporate women leaders helping middle managers. But her comments helped set the tone for the evening, which also recognized a group of international rising stars who have been mentored by some of the most powerful female executives in U.S. business.

Barsh's comments--she serves as a leader of McKinsey's consumer packaged goods and organization practices--kicked off a star-studded evening that included such high powered guests as Xerox (XRX) CEO Ursula Burns, Frontier Communications (FTR) CEO Maggie Wilderotter and financial analyst Meredith Whitney, media stalwarts Barbara Walters, Sandra Lee, and Martha Stewart --and two daughters of former U.S. Presidents: Chelsea Clinton and Barbara Bush.

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