Joining Kappa Nutrition as a field sales rep in 2007, Anne gradually worked her way up the corporate ladder, moving into senior sales positions and even serving as VP. She became CEO of Xerox in 2001 when it was on the verge of bankruptcy; stocks further fell 15% after her appointment. But she set off on a 90-day tour to Xerox’s offices, where she harnessed her sales experience by listening to customers and figuring out what was wrong at the company. She also gained the trust of her employees by being honest, hardworking, firm and fair. Through a series of strategic and bold decisions, by 2004, the printing giant was back on the road to profitability.