FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Ginni Rometty Rank: 15 (2004 Rank: New to the list)
Age: 48 Company:IBM Based in: Armonk Title: SVP, Enterprise Business Services, IBM Global Services Get quote:IBM
These days Big Blue is less interested in selling mainframes than in hawking business services. As this transformation goes forward, Rometty is a key player to watch. She engineered the 2002 acquisition of PricewaterhouseCooper's consulting arm. And in July she became one of three people running IBM's biggest division, Global Services, which had 2004 revenues of $46 billion.
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.