FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Barbara Desoer Rank: 47 (2004 Rank: New to the list)
Age: 53 Company:Bank of America Based in: Charlotte Title: Global Technology, Service and Fulfillment Executive Get quote:BAC
Desoer is responsible for every transaction between Bank of America and its 33 million customers. Earlier this year she testified twice before Congress about customer data security, after backup tapes with information on 1.2 million Bank of America cardholders went missing.
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.