100 most Powerful Women in World:ForbesWoman

by Ashish on August 26, 2009

Forbes has recently revealed a list of 100 most Powerful and influential women in the world.Magazine looked for women who run countries, big firms or influential nonprofits organization for compiling the list.Their rankings are a combination of two scores: visibility in press and media and the size of the organization or country these women lead.

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Angela Merkel ,Chancellor germany

First women who is the most powerful lady on planet is the leader of 4th largest economy of world. German chancellor Angela Merkel is at no.1 for the fourth time in a row. Despite of Germany speculating a shrink in economy Angela expects to win for the second time in the national general election which is scheduled in the month of sep.

2nd in the list is Sheila Bair who is the Chairman, rather chairwoman of FDIC(federal deposit Insurance corp.) She is adamant for restructuring the federal oversight towards financial industry. She was appointed to the post for a five-year term on June 26, 2006 by George W. Bush. Bair will also serve as a member of the FDIC Board of Directors through July 2013. Forbes described her FDIC office as “the last stop for capital-starved banks (and their insured customers) before going under.

Indra nooyi at World Economic Forum

Indra Nooyi at World Economic Forum

Indian origin Indra Nooyi ranked 3rd heads PepsiCo. as its CEO believes more in innovation than acquisition. A re-launch of the energy drink Propel and “Refresh Everything” campaign, featuring Pepsi Natural, made with all-natural ingredients in an attempt to offer more healthful products clearly shows the widespread strategy she is following to lure consumer’s mind. Fortune magazine has named Nooyi no.1 on its annual ranking of Most Powerful Women in business for 2006, 2007 and 2008.In 2008, Nooyi was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report.

At no. 4 Cynthia Carroll is an American businesswoman. She is the chief executive officer of Anglo American PLC, a London, UK mining company.

Ho ching at no.5 is the chief executive of Temasek.Sonia Gandhi which is placed at no. 13 heads the Indian National congress which has formed the central govt. for the second time since 2003.One more Indian women Chanda Kochhar ,chief executive of India’s largest private bank ICICI is ranked at no.20

Here Goes the complete list of 100 Most powerful woman

Rank

Name

Occupation

Country

1

Angela Merkel

Chancellor

Germany

2

Sheila Bair

Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

U.S.

3

Indra Nooyi

Chief executive, PepsiCo

India

4

Cynthia Carroll

Chief executive, Anglo American

U.K.

5

Ho Ching

Chief executive, Temasek

Singapore

6

Irene Rosenfeld

Chief executive, Kraft Foods

U.S.

7

Ellen Kullman

Chief executive, DuPont

U.S.

8

Angela Braly

Chief executive, WellPoint

U.S.

9

Anne Lauvergeon

Chief executive, Areva

France

10

Lynn Elsenhans

Chief executive, Sunoco

U.S.

11

Cristina Fernandez

President

Argentina

12

Carol Bartz

Chief executive, Yahoo

U.S.

13

Sonia Gandhi

President, Indian National Congress Party

India

14

Ursula Burns

Chief executive, Xerox Corp.

U.S.

15

Anne Mulcahy

Chairman, Xerox Corp.

U.S.

16

Safra Catz

President, Oracle

U.S.

17

Christine Lagarde

Minister of Economy, Finance & Employment

France

18

Gail Kelly

Chief executive, Westpac

Australia

19

Marjorie Scardino

Chief executive, Pearson Plc.

U.K.

20

Chanda Kochhar

Chief executive, ICICI Bank

India

21

Mary Sammons

Chief executive, Rite Aid Corp.

U.S.

22

Michelle Bachelet

President

Chile

23

Paula Reynolds

Chief restructuring officer, AIG

U.S.

24

Carol Meyrowitz

Chief executive, TJX Companies

U.S.

25

Andrea Jung

Chief executive, Avon

U.S.

26

Patricia Woertz

Chief executive, Archer Daniels Midland

U.S.

27

Guler Sabanci

Chairman, Sabanci Holding

Turkey

28

Barbara Desoer

President, Bank of America Home Loans & Insurance

U.S.

29

Brenda Barnes

Chief executive, Sara Lee Corp.

U.S.

30

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

Chief executive, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

U.S.

31

Ann Livermore

Executive vice president, Hewlett-Packard

U.S.

32

Cathie Lesjak

Executive vice president, Hewlett-Packard

U.S.

33

Marina Berlusconi

Chairman, Fininvest Group

Italy

34

Melinda Gates

Co-chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

U.S.

35

Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the House, House of Representatives

U.S.

36

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State

U.S.

37

Jane Mendillo

Chief executive, Harvard Management Co.

U.S.

38

Margaret Chan

Director-general, World Health Org.

Switzerland

39

Susan Chambers

Executive vice president, Global People Division, Wal-Mart Stores

U.S.

40

Michelle Obama

First Lady

U.S.

41

Oprah Winfrey

Chairman, Harpo

U.S.

42

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen

U.K.

43

Nancy McKinstry

Chief executive, Wolters Kluwer

Netherlands

44

Gloria Arroyo

President

Philippines

45

Ana Patricia Botin

Executive Chairman, Banesto

Spain

46

Ann Veneman

Executive Director, UNICEF

U.S.

47

Yulia Tymoshenko

Prime minister

Ukraine

48

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice

U.S.

49

Janet Robinson

Chief executive, The New York Times Co.

U.S.

50

Dominique Senequier

Chief executive, AXA Private Equity

France

51

Janet Napolitano

Secretary of Homeland Security

U.S.

52

Anne Sweeney

Co-chairman, Disney Media Networks

U.S.

53

Neelie Kroes

Commissioner for Competition, European Union

Netherlands

54

Gail Boudreaux

President, UnitedHealthcare

U.S.

55

Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice

U.S.

56

Mary Schapiro

Chairman Securities & Exchange Commission

U.S.

57

Kathleen Sebelius

Secretary of Health & Human Services

U.S.

58

Ellen Alemany

Chief executive, RBS Americas and Citizens Financial Group

U.S.

59

Susan Ivey

Chief executive, Reynolds American

U.S.

60

Amy Pascal

Co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment

U.S.

61

Helen Clark

Chairman, United Nations Development Group

New Zealand

62

Judy McGrath

Chief executive, MTV Networks

U.S.

63

Stacey Snider

Chief Executive, DreamWorks Studios

U.S.

64

Navanethem Pillay

High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations

South Africa

65

Janet Clark

Chief financial officer, Marathon Oil

U.S.

66

Sherilyn McCoy

Worldwide chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group, Johnson & Johnson

U.S.

67

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

President

Liberia

68

Tarja Halonen

President

Finland

69

Mary McAleese

President

Ireland

70

Virginia Rometty

Senior vice president, IBM

U.S.

71

Angela Ahrendts

Chief executive, Burberry Group Plc.

U.K.

72

Sri Indrawati

Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance

Indonesia

73

Terri Dial

Chief executive, North America Consumer Banking, Citigroup

U.S.

74

Deirdre Connelly

President, North American Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline

U.S.

75

Johanna Sigurdardottir

Prime minister

Iceland

76

Queen Rania

Queen

Jordan

77

Christina Gold

Chief executive, Western Union

U.S.

78

Colleen Goggins

Worldwide chairman, Consumer Group, Johnson & Johnson

U.S.

79

Hasina Wajed

Prime minister

Bangladesh

80

Hyun Jeong-eun

Chairman, Hyundai Group

South Korea

81

Amy Schulman

Senior vice president, Pfizer

U.S.

82

Penny Pritzker

Chairman, Classic Residence by Hyatt

U.S.

83

Drew Faust

President, Harvard University

U.S.

84

Melanie Healey

Group president, Feminine & Health Care, Procter & Gamble

U.S.

85

Elizabeth Smith

President, Avon

U.S.

86

Deb Henretta

Group president, Asia, Procter & Gamble

Singapore

87

Ann Moore

Chief executive, Time Inc.

U.S.

88

Sallie Krawcheck

Chief executive global wealth management, Bank of America

U.S.

89

Pamela Nicholson

President, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

U.S.

90

Janice Fields

Chief operating officer, McDonald’s USA

U.S.

91

Stephanie Burns

Chief executive, Dow Corning

U.S.

92

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Chairman, Biocon

India

93

Eva Cheng

Executive vice president, Amway Greater China & Southeast Asia

Hong Kong

94

Efrat Peled

Chief executive, Arison Investments

Israel

95

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi

Minister of the Economy

United Arab Emirates

96

Charlene Begley

Chief executive, GE Enterprise Solutions

U.S.

97

Mindy Grossman

Chief executive, HSN, Inc.

U.S.

98

Sharon Allen

Chairman, Deloitte LLP T

U.S.

99

Heidi Miller

Chief executive, Treasury & Securities Services, JPMorgan Chase

U.S.

100

Mary Callahan Erdoes

Chairman, JPMorgan Global Wealth

U.S.

The list clearly shows the dominance of US women as top brass of big companies as well as at eminent position in Federal govt.

Now from giving birth to a child to giving new birth to an organization by inculcating new strategies today’s women has proven her mettle in everything she does.

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