FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Susan Arnold Rank: 17 (2004 Rank: 20)
Age: 51 Company:Procter & Gamble Based in: Cincinnati Title: Vice Chairman, Global Beauty Care Get quote:PG
Beauty queen at the (soon-to-be) world's largest consumer products company, Arnold runs one of P&G's faster-growing, higher-margin businesses. Revenues in her division rose 40% last year, to $17.1 billion, while profits reached $2.4 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.