FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Andrea Jung Rank: 5 (2004 Rank: 3)
Age: 47 Company:Avon Based in: New York Title: Chairman and CEO Get quote:AVP
There's nothing pretty about Avon's recent performance. Growth rates around the globe have slowed, and the stock hit a 30-month low in October. Avon has high hopes for the China market, but the competition will be fierce.
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.