Oprah Winfrey
Call it the year of the Most Powerful Woman CEO. In fact the top seven positions on the 2006 list are held by chief executives. (more)

Meg Whitman
Four of the Most Powerful Women are also among the best-compensated, such as No. 3-ranked Meg Whitman, who made $16.2 million last year. Which other corporate women raked it in - and how much did they earn? (more)

Padmasree Warrior
Executives like Motorola's Padmasree Warrior are on the way up. Will they make the Most Powerful Women list next year? (more)

Charlene Begley
Just one woman under 40 made the Most Powerful Women list this year: GE's 39-year-old Charlene Begley. See the Power 50 sorted by age. (more)


FORTUNE 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 
FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
'Don't worry about stepping on toes' MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath offers career advice and talks about business challenges in an interview at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit. video
'My biggest challenge' 3 powerful women - astronaut Sally Ride, MTV Networks' Judy McGrath, and Xerox's Ursula Burns - explain. video
Female chief executives are taking charge at a slew of corporate giants. (more)
How Reynolds American, DuPont, and Honeywell spotted - and promoted - a critical mass of female talent. (more)
The company's biggest brands are run by women. FORTUNE talks with four of them. (more)
What is the new CEO's plan for the agribusiness giant? A big part of it will be ethanol. (more)
How women executives can stand up for themselves without being labeled uncooperative, or worse. (more)
The executives on our Most Powerful Women list got where they are by making gutsy moves. Do you have the nerve to succeed? (more)