FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Cathleen Black Rank: 34 (2004 Rank: 30)
Age: 61 Company: Hearst Magazines Title: President
Coming up on her ten-year anniversary at the helm, Black has reason to celebrate. She has launched three new magazines since mid-2004, including a shopping title, Shop ETC. Ad revenues are up 13%, to $1.7 billion, so far this year, with Oprah's magazine O and Redbook posting especially strong numbers
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.