FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Sallie Krawcheck Rank: 7 (2004 Rank: 7)
Age: 40 Company:Citigroup Based in: New York Title: CFO, Head of Strategy Get quote:C
Krawcheck is the highest-ranking woman at the world's largest financial firm. Because the Fed banned the company indefinitely from "significant" mergers and acquisitions, she did some housekeeping instead, selling Citigroup's asset-management business to Legg Mason and Travelers Life & Annuity to MetLife.
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.