Thursday, August 23, 2012


top 100 powerful women in 2012 forbes list

  • Thursday, August 23, 2012
  • bhushan chhaya
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  • The annual Forbes ranking showcases women making a difference in the realms of politics, business, finance, entertainment and philanthropy. Here are the top 100–
    1. Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
    2. Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, United States
    3. Dilma Rousseff, President, Brazil
    4. Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    5. Jill Abramson, Executive Editor, New York Times Co.
    6. Sonia Gandhi, President, Indian National Congress, India
    7. Michelle Obama, First Lady, United States
    8. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
    9. Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, United States
    10. Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

    11. Oprah Winfrey, Entrepreneur, Personality
    12. Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
    13. Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO, Kraft Foods
    14. Lady Gaga, Musician, Philanthropist
    15. Virginia Rometty, President and CEO, IBM
    16. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President, Argentina
    17. Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO, Xerox
    18. Meg Whitman, CEO, Hewlett-Packard
    19. Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair and Parliamentarian, National League for Democracy, Burma
    20. Maria das Graças Silva Foster, CEO, Petrobras-Petróleo Brasil
    21. Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo
    22. Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, and President, Disney/ABC Television Group, Walt Disney
    23. Diane Sawyer, Anchor of World News, ABC, Walt Disney
    24. Angela Braly, CEO, WellPoint
    25. Susan Wojcicki, Senior Vice President, Google
    26. Queen Elizabeth II, Monarch, United Kingdom
    27. Julia Gillard, Prime Minister, Australia
    28. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, United States
    29. Arianna Huffington, Editor-In-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group, AOL
    30. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister, Thailand
    31. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Service, United States
    32. Beyonce Knowles, Actress, Entrepreneur, Musician
    33. Diane Von Furstenberg, Owner, Fashion Designer, Diane von Furstenberg Studio, L.P.
    34. Helen Clark, Administrator, U.N. Development Programme
    35. Georgina Rinehart, Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting
    36. Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony
    37. Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
    38. Jennifer Lopez, Actress, Musician, Personality, Philanthropist
    39. Sheri McCoy, CEO, Avon Products
    40. Shakira, Musician, Personality, Philanthropist
    41. Mary Barra, SVP, Global Product Development, General Motors
    42. Zhang Xin & family, Cofounder, CEO, Soho China Ltd.
    43. Alice Walton, Chairman, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
    44. Laura Lang, CEO, Time Inc., Time Warner
    45. Angela Ahrendts, CEO, Burberry Group
    46. Sue Naegle, President, HBO Entertainment, Time Warner Cable
    47. Ellen DeGeneres, Comedian, Personality, Philanthropist
    48. Safra Catz, President, CFO, Oracle
    49. Laurene Powell Jobs & family, Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective
    50. Rosalind Brewer, President and CEO, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart Stores
    51. Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue, Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
    52. Helene Gayle, President, CEO, CARE
    53. Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN, Time Warner
    54. Rosalia Mera, Investor, Philanthropist
    55. Cynthia Carroll, CEO, Anglo American
    56. Cher Wang, Co-founder and Chair, HTC
    57. Abigail Johnson, President, Fidelity Personal, Workplace and Institutional Services, Fidelity Investments
    58. Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco Systems
    59. Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank
    60. Gail Kelly, CEO, Westpac Banking Group
    61. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, United States
    62. Ellen Kullman, Chairman and CEO, EI du Pont de Nemours
    63. Drew Gilpin Faust, President, Harvard University
    64. Shari Arison, Investor, Philanthropist
    65. Mary Schapiro, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission, United States
    66. Angelina Jolie, Actress, Philanthropist
    67. Miuccia Prada, Owner, Fashion Designer, Prada
    68. Carol Meyrowitz, CEO, TJX Cos
    69. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme, United Nations
    70. Sue Gardner, Executive Director, WikiMedia Foundation
    71. Joyce Banda, President, Malawi
    72. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director, World Bank
    73. Bonnie Hammer, Chairman, Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios, NBCUniversal, Comcast
    74. Chua Sock Koong, Group CEO, SingTel
    75. Sofia Vergara, Actress, Entrepreneur
    76. Ho Ching, CEO, Temasek
    77. Tina Brown, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast and Newsweek, IAC/InterActiveCorp.
    78. J.K. Rowling, Author
    79. Chan Laiwa & family, Philanthropist
    80. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder, Chair, Biocon Ltd.
    81. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
    82. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Liberia
    83. Gisele Bundchen, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Supermodel
    84. Mary Meeker, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
    85. Shaikha Al-Bahar, CEO-Kuwait, National Bank of Kuwait
    86. Marjorie Scardino, CEO, Pearson
    87. Solina Chau, Director, Li Ka Shing Foundation
    88. Jan Fields, President, McDonald's USA, McDonald's
    89. Weili Dai, Co-founder, Marvell Technology Group
    90. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President, CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    91. Sun Yafang, Chair, Huawei Technologies
    92. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, United Arab Emirates
    93. Guler Sabanci, Chairman and Managing Director, Sabanci Holding
    94. Greta Van Susteren, Anchor, FOX News, News Corp
    95. Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase
    96. Mindy Grossman, CEO, HSN
    97. Patricia Woertz, Chairman, CEO and President, Archer Daniels Midland
    98. Judith Rodin, President, Rockefeller Foundation
    99. Beth Brooke, Global Vice Chair - Public Policy, Ernst & Young
    100. Sheikha Mayassa Al Thani, Chair, Qatar Museums Authority, Qatar

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