Business has its ups and downs, and so, naturally, do women in business. (Bye-bye, Martha!) But the story of this list is one of achievement: The credentials of these women, including the 13 newcomers, are the strongest yet.
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43. Cathleen Black
2006 rank: 38
President, Hearst MagazinesHearst
Black oversees 19 U.S. titles - among them such icons as Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Esquire, and Town & Country - and another 200 international editions in 100 countries. She has also been ahead of the game in the modern marriage of celebrity and magazines, publishing the phenomenon that is O: The Oprah Magazine. All told, it adds up to about $2.5 billion in ad revenues.
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