FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Pat Woertz Rank: 6 (2004 Rank: 9)
Age: 52 Company:Chevron Based in: San Ramon Title: EVP, Global Downstream Get quote:CVX
The only woman on Chevron's executive committee, Woertz oversees half the $151 billion company. Her division, Global Downstream, includes everything that gets the oil from the well to the car; 2004 profits reached $3.2 billion.
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.