FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Doreen Toben Rank: 32 (2004 Rank: 17)
Age: 55 Company:Verizon Based in: New York Title: CFO Get quote:VZ
Toben is known for her razor-sharp cost cutting at Verizon, which has slashed corporate debt by $22.5 billion since 2002. Against the background of a slumping stock, she is focusing this year on the $8.5 billion acquisition of MCI, slated to close in the next few months. She also oversees a $15 billion capital expenditures budget.
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.