In 2004, Cassidy issued $54 billion of debt in 18 currencies, making General Electric the largest issuer of corporate debt in the world. She also advised Wal-Mart treasurer Jay Fitzsimmons to tap overseas debt markets. He did, eventually issuing Wal-Mart's first global bond.
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.