FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Karen Katen Rank: 9 (2004 Rank: 10)
Age: 56 Company:Pfizer Based in: New York Title: Vice Chairman, President of Human Health Get quote:PFE
Katen earned a promotion to head Pfizer's $46 billion Human Health division in February. The unit produces 88% of revenues for the world's biggest drugmaker, which is sickly. The stock price is less than half what it was five years ago, and patents for lucrative drugs like Zoloft will soon expire.
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.