Wednesday, January 13, 2010

100 Most Powerful Women

Angela Merkel

Forbes posted their list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in June of last year. The full report is available at, but here are some of the things I found interesting.

Number one on the list is German Chancellor Angela Merkel followed by Sheila Bair, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at #2 and Indra Nooyi, Chief Executive at Pepsi at #3.

Cristina Fernandez, President, Argentina ranked #11 followed by Carol Bates, Chief Executive, Yahoo at #12, and #13 Sonia Gandhi President, Indian national Congress Party.

Chief Executive Ursala Burns (#14) and Chairman Anne Mulcahy (#15) are both from Xerox Corporation.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House rnaked #35, followed by Hilary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State at #36.

First Lady Michelle Obama ranked #40 followed by Oprah Winfrey at #41. Number 42 on the list was Queen Elizabeth of England.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg held the #48 spot; Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security ranked #51. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was #55.

Presidents of Liberia, Finland and Iceland ranked #67,#68, and #69 repectively. Prime Minister of Ireland ranked #75; the Queen of Jordan followed at #76 and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh ranked #79.

The President of Harvard University ranked #83.

The Minister of the Economy, United Arab Emirites ranked #95.

Mindy Grossman, CEO, Home Shopping Network ranked #97.

Many of the world's well known brands weaved their way on the list represented by their female leaders. I found the list interesting learning about those women I was familiar with and those I didn't know at all. The rankings spoke volumes about money, position, and power. Women have come a long way. Check the entire list out for yourself.`


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