The magazine noted that Hart and others on the list are innovative business leaders working to transform the state's community.
"To select 50 of the best and brightest women to recognize, the editorial team from Az Business compiled a list of more than 500 women from every facet of Arizona's business landscape," the magazine noted. "While their resumes and industries may differ, they have all procured influence in their respective fields through hard earned track records of profitability, innovation, business ethics and leadership."
On the list, Hart joins women leaders such as Gov. Jan Brewer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Senior Vice President Karen M. Abraham, Ventana Medical Systems President and CEO Mara Aspinal, and also other University affiliates, including UA alumna Diane Costantino, a managing partner with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Phoenix.
The group also includes a number of other CEOs, agency presidents, organization founders and managing partners of firms who are praised for aiding in job creation and revenue building, enhancing medical care, expanding access to education and boosting a range of sectors throughout the state.
A congratulatory note to Hart, who joined the UA as its 21st president and first female president just over one year ago, was included in the magazine and notes that she "didn't come to the University of Arizona to simply settle. In fact, settling isn't what she does. She pushes our institution and the state of Arizona ever upward in our approach to teaching, research and service."