By the numbers

9 Who Fell Off

(Fortune Magazine) -- Staying on top is not easy.

2005 Rank /2005 title

9 Karen Katen Vice Chairman, President of Human Health Pfizer (Charts) Jumped after being passed over for CEO

14 Pat Russo Chairman and CEO Lucent Technologies (Charts) Moved to international list

22 Anne Stevens COO, Americas Ford (Charts) Motor Quit

31 Carol Bartz Chairman, CEO, and President Autodesk (Charts) Retired as CEO; still executive chairman

40 Susan Decker CFO and EVP, Finance and Administration Yahoo (Charts) Bumped for new candidates

44 Vivian Banta Vice Chairman Prudential Financial Bumped

47 Barbara Desoer Global Technology, Service, and Fulfillment Executive Bank of America Bumped

49 Safra Catz Co-President Oracle Bumped

50 Kathy Cassidy Treasurer General Electric Bumped

10 highest paid

Corporate women who raked it in.

Safra Catz Oracle $26.1 million

Susan Decker Yahoo $24.3 million

Suzanne Nora Johnsn Goldman Sachs $23.1 million

Carly Fiorina Hewlett-Packard $22.3 million

Zoe Cruz Morgan Stanley $21.1 million

Susan Desmond-Hellman Genentech $17.1 million

Meg Whitman eBay $16.2 million

Patricia Russo Lucent $15.0 million

Kay Krill Ann Taylor $11.9 million

Andrea Jung Avon $11.6 million

4 women to watch

Rising stars

These four are on the way up.

Adriane Brown

Age: 48 President and CEO, Transportation Systems Honeywell

Brown leads a $4.5 billion auto products division that makes turbochargers, oil filters, antifreeze, and more. Operating profits last year were $557 million.

Shona Brown

Age: 40 SVP, Business Operations Google

Brown manages 25 strategic consultants in an effort to keep the company's creative juices flowing profitably.

Beth Comstock

Age: 46 President, NBC Universal Digital Media and Market Development General Electric

Comstock has a strong backer in Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE, which owns NBC. In 2003 he asked her to become GE's first chief marketing officer in over 20 years. Now her task is to take the Peacock digital.

Padmasree Warrior

Age: 46 EVP, Chief Technology Officer Motorola

Trained as a chemical engineer, Warrior oversees the Illinois-based tech giant's $3.7 billion research and development budget as well as 25,000 engineers in labs all over the world.

*Total compensation includes annualized base salary, bonuses, the present value of option grants (calculated by Equilar using the Black-Scholes formula as of the grant date), restricted stock awards, long-term incentive-plan payouts, and other compensation as disclosed in company proxies. Equilar Inc. of San Mateo, Calif., prepared the chart by looking at companies with more than $1 billion in revenues that filed proxies as of Sept. 1.  Top of page