13. Annika Falkengren
CEO and President, SEB
2005 rank: New
Falkengren, 44, who began her career in 1987 as a bank trainee, became CEO of SEB in January. She's the first woman to head the 150-year-old bank, Sweden's third largest. On her to-do list: improving customer services, cutting costs, and growing revenues, which last year hit $4.6 billion.
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)
Which corporate women raked it in - and how much did they earn? (more)