FORTUNE's Most Powerful Women in Business
FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
1 Anne Lauvergeon Areva
2 Xie Qihua Shanghai Baosteel Group
3 Marjorie Scardino Pearson
4 Linda Cook Royal Dutch Shell
5 Tomoyo Nonaka Sanyo Electric
6 Marina Berlusconi Fininvest
7 Nancy McKinstry Wolters Kluwer
8 Ana Botín Banco Banesto
9 Mary Ma Lenovo
10 Fumiko Hayashi Daiei
11 Ho Ching Temasek Holdings
12 Vivienne Cox BP
13 Rose Marie Bravo Burberry
14 María Aramburuzabala de Garza Grupo Modelo
15 Yang Mianmian Haier Group
16 Val Gooding Bupa
17 Güler Sabanci Sabanci Holding
18 Patricia Barbizet Artémis Holding
19 Clara Furse London Stock Exchange
20 Kate Swann W.H. Smith
21 Marie Ehrling TeliaSonera Sweden
22 Lien Siaou-Sze Hewlett-Packard
23 Imre Barmanbek Dogan Holding
24 Barbara Kux Royal Philips Electronics
25 Dominique Reiniche Coca-Cola
26 Barbara Dalibard France Télécom
27 Ann Godbehere Swiss Re
28 Maria Ramos Transnet
29 Theresa Gattung Telecom New Zealand
30 Dominique Hériard Dubreuil Rémy Cointreau
31 Sawako Noma Kodansha
32 Galia Maor Leumi Group
33 Sly Bailey Trinity Mirror
34 Barbara Stymiest Royal Bank of Canada
35 Lubna Olayan Olayan Financing
36 Françoise Gri IBM France
37 Dawn Robertson Myer
38 Yoshiko Shinohara Tempstaff
39 Pansy Ho Shun Tak Holdings
40 Marie-Christine Caubet Renault
41 Marjorie Yang Esquel Group
42 Ofra Strauss-Lahat Strauss-Elite Group
43 Amelia Fawcett Morgan Stanley International
44 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Biocon
45 Wanda Rapaczynski Agora
46 Teresita Sy-Coson SM Investments
47 Chanda Kochhar ICICI Bank
48 Dong Mingzhu Gree Electric Appliances
49 Vidya Chhabria Jumbo Group
50 Chua Sock Koong Singapore Telecommunications
From the November 14, 2005 issue
Highest pay
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.
1 Meg Whitman $29.9 million
2 Andrea Jung $22.1 million
3 (tie) Suzanne Johnson $17.5 million
3 (tie) Zoe Cruz $17.5 million
Young and powerful
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.
1 Charlene Begley 39
2 Sallie Krawcheck 40
3 Susan Decker 42
Perennial powers
These women have been on the Power 50 each year since it began in 1998.
1 Oprah Winfrey Harpo
2 Andrea Jung Avon
3 Pat Russo Lucent