FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Christine Poon Rank: 12 (2004 Rank: 15)
Age: 53 Company:Johnson & Johnson Based in: New Brunswick Title: Vice Chairman; Worldwide Chairman, Medicines & Nutritionals Get quote:JNJ
Most people associate Johnson & Johnson with things like baby shampoo and Band-Aids. But more than half the company's revenues come from its $24 billion pharmaceutical business. Poon, J&J's first female vice chairman, has run it since 2001. Last year revenues grew 13%.
From the November 14, 2005 issue
These women are among the highest paid in corporate America. All of them are employed by companies with over $1 billion in sales that filed proxies by September 1, 2005.
Newcomer Charlene Begley heads up GE's plastics division and is the youngest of this group at age 39. She bumped last year's youngest gun, Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck, now 40. But, on average, the Power 50 are in their late 40s.