Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president and producer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of this year’s Most Powerful Women. This is the first time she has appeared on the prestigious list, and she is ranked at 42 out of 51.
Kathleen Kennedy, 62
President, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney
Kennedy, long behind the scenes, is finally taking center stage. In 2012 the onetime assistant to Steven Spielberg was tapped to run Lucasfilm—right before founder George Lucas sold the studio to the Walt Disney Co. for $4 billion. This December the breathlessly anticipated latest chapter of the Star Wars saga—produced by Kennedy—should bring in $2 billion at the box office alone.
For a more comprehensive look at Kathleen Kennedy, please read “How the Star Wars producer went from secretary to studio boss” on Fortune.com.
Congratulations to Kathleen Kennedy on an honor well-deserved!