FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Ann Livermore Rank: 18 (2004 Rank: 22)
Age: 47 Company:Hewlett-Packard Based in: Palo Alto Title: EVP, Technology Solutions Group Get quote:HPQ
Considered a loyal lieutenant to former CEO Carly Fiorina, Livermore has stayed in the same job under new CEO Mark Hurd. She runs a $29.8 billion business that includes storage, servers, software, and services. Thanks to strong third-quarter sales, operating profits were $405 million for the first three quarters, vs. $61 million over the same period last year.
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.