FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Carol Bartz Rank: 31 (2004 Rank: New to the list)
Age: 57 Company: Autodesk Title: Chairman, CEO, and President
PC software maker Autodesk nearly doubled net income last year, driving the stock price up more than 200%. The company is relatively small ($1.4 billion in revenues), but Bartz, who has been CEO for 13 years, punches above her weight. She is one of the longest-lasting, most respected CEOs in Silicon Valley.
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.