FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Amy Pascal Rank: 42 (2004 Rank: 21)
Age: 47 Company: Sony Title: Vice Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment
After a series of box office flops this summer (Stealth, Bewitched), Sony tumbled from No. 1 in market share to the middle of the pack. Pascal, who reports directly to Sony CEO Howard Stringer, has quietly built a reputation for picking sophisticated movies that also have broad appeal.
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.