FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Amy Woods Brinkley Rank: 25 (2004 Rank: 19)
Age: 49 Company:Bank of America Based in: Charlotte Title: Chief Risk Officer Get quote:BAC
Brinkley watches out for all the risks Bank of America faces from losing its best employees to getting squeezed by fluctuating interest rates. The risk department also oversees $522 billion in loans.
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.