FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Carrie Cox Rank: 37 (2004 Rank: Return to the list)
Age: 48 Company:Schering-Plough Based in: Kenilworth Title: EVP; President, Global Pharmaceuticals Get quote:SGP
Though she's a registered pharmacist, Cox's job is not to make up prescriptions but to help CEO Fred Hassan cure Schering's ills. With drug sales growing at an 18% clip and three straight quarters of earnings increases, it might be turning the corner after a tough few years. Wall Street thinks so. The stock is up more than 20% over the last year
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.