Fortune created Most Powerful Women as a cover package in 1998 with a simple idea that women were gaining significant power in the corporate world and had become a lot more interesting than in the old days when women leaders, to thrive, had to behave like men.
The list has become a community, with live events and programs that enable the MPW to use their power wisely and globally. The MPW community includes the most prominent women leaders in business, philanthropy, government, education, and the arts. One of the highlights every year is the “Most Powerful Women Evening With…” series, hosted in several cities around the country to celebrate global women leaders. Each city brings together a spectacular group: the area’s most prominent women in business, philanthropy, government, academia, and the arts.