FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Anne Stevens Rank: 22 (2004 Rank: 49)
Age: 56 Company:Ford Motor Based in: Dearborn Title: COO, Americas Get quote:F
Promoted in October to oversee the Americas division, Stevens is Ford's first female group VP and the most powerful woman in the car industry. But North American vehicle operations lost $1.2 billion last quarter.
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.