FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Ellen Kullman Rank: 46 (2004 Rank: New to the list)
Age: 49 Company:DuPont Based in: Wilmington Title: Group VP Get quote:DD
Never has a woman held this much power at 203-year-old DuPont. Kullman's $5 billion safety and protection division encompasses some of the company's most valuable brands, including Corian, Tyvek, and Kevlar. Her breadth of experience helped her land a spot last year on GM's board of directors.
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.