Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women

Rank Name Occupation Country
1 Angela Merkel Chancellor Germany
2 Wu Yi Vice premier China
3 Ho Ching Chief executive, Temasek Holdings Singapore
4 Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State U.S.
5 Indra K. Nooyi Chairman, chief executive, PepsiCo U.S.
6 Sonia Gandhi President India
7 Cynthia Carroll Chief executive, Anglo American U.K.
8 Patricia A. Woertz Chairman, Archer Daniels Midland U.S.
9 Irene Rosenfeld Chairman, chief executive, Kraft Foods U.S.
10 Patricia Russo Chief executive, Alcatel-Lucent U.S.
11 Michèle Alliot-Marie Minister for the Interior and overseas territories France
12 Christine Lagarde Minister of economy, finance and employment France
13 Anne M. Mulcahy Chairman, chief executive, Xerox U.S.
14 Anne Lauvergeon Chief executive, Areva France
15 Mary Sammons Chairman, chief executive, president, Rite Aid Corp. U.S.
16 Angela Braly Chief executive, president, WellPoint U.S.
17 Marjorie Scardino Chief executive, Pearson PLC U.K.
18 Wu Xiaoling Deputy governor, People’s Bank of China China
19 Brenda Barnes Chairman, chief executive, Sara Lee Corp. U.S.
20 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme court justice U.S.
21 Oprah Winfrey Chairman, Harpo U.S.
22 Margaret Whitman Chief executive, president, Ebay U.S.
23 Queen Elizabeth II Queen U.K.
24 Melinda Gates Cofounder, cochairman, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation U.S.
25 Hillary Rodham Clinton U.S. senator, New York U.S.
26 Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House, House of Representatives U.S.
27 Michelle Bachelet President Chile
28 Safra A. Catz President, chief financial officer, Oracle U.S.
29 Susan E. Arnold President, global business units, Procter & Gamble U.S.
30 Andrea Jung Chairman, chief executive, Avon Products U.S.
31 Judy McGrath Chairman, chief executive, MTV Networks U.S.
32 Dr. Julie Louise Gerberding Director, Center for Disease Control and Prevention U.S.
33 Marina Berlusconi Chairman, Fininvest Group Italy
34 Zoe Cruz Co-president, Morgan Stanley U.S.
35 Amy Pascal Cochair, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures U.S.
36 Ann Livermore Executive vice president, Hewlett-Packard U.S.
37 Margaret Chan Director-general, World Health Organization China
38 Helen Clark Prime minister New Zealand
39 Tzipora Livni Foreign affairs minister Israel
40 Ana Patricia Botin Chairman, Banesto Spain
41 Renetta McCann Chief executive, Starcom MediaVest Group U.S.
42 Susan M. Ivey Chairman, chief executive, president, Reynolds American U.S.
43 Yang Mianmian Chairman, Haier China
44 Linda Z. Cook Executive director, gas & power, Royal Dutch Shell Netherlands
45 Janet L. Robinson Chief executive, president, The New York Times Company U.S.
46 Christine Poon Vice chairman, Johnson & Johnson U.S.
47 Drew Gilpin Faust President, Harvard university U.S.
48 Paula Rosput Reynolds Chief executive, president, Safeco U.S.
49 Nancy Tellem President, CBS Paramount Television Entertainment, CBS Corp. U.S.

Tarja Halonen President Finland
51 Gloria Arroyo President, Philipines Philippines
52 Dawn Hudson Chief executive, president, Pepsi-Cola North America U.S.
53 Nancy McKinstry Chairman, chief executive, Wolters Kluwer Netherlands
54 Clara Furse Chief executive, London Stock Exchange U.K.
55 Meredith Vieira Host, The Today Show U.S.
56 Christina Gold Chief executive, president, Western Union U.S.
57 Ann Moore Chairman, chief executive, Time Inc. U.S.
58 Mary McAleese President Ireland
59 Neelie Kroes Commissioner for competition, European Union Netherlands
60 Laura Bush First Lady U.S.
61 Susan Desmond-Hellmann President, product development, Genentech U.S.
62 Diane Sawyer Co-anchor, Good Morning America U.S.
63 Katie Couric Anchor, managing editor, CBS Evening News U.S.
64 Sharon Allen Chairman, Deloitte & Touche U.S.
65 Guler Sabanci Chairman, Sabanci Holding Turkey
66 Angela Ahrendts Chief executive, Burberry U.K.
67 Dora Bakoyannis Foreign affairs minister Greece
68 Zaha Hadid Founder, head architect, Zaha Hadid Architects U.K.
69 Antonia Ax:son Johnson Chairman, owner, Axel Johnson AB Group Sweden
70 Beth Brooke Global vice chairman, Ernst & Young U.S.
71 Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Peace laureate, Democratically elected leader of Myanmar, 1990 Myanmar
72 Maha Al-Ghunaim Chairman, managing director, Global Investment House Kuwait
73 Colleen Barrett President, Southwest Airlines U.S.
74 Christiane Amanpour Chief international correspondent, CNN U.K.
75 Yan Cheung Chairman, Nine Dragons Paper China
76 Rosalia Mera Cofounder, Inditex Spain
77 Anne Sweeney President, Disney-ABC Television Group; Co-Chair, Disney U.S.
78 Marilyn Carlson Nelson Chairman, chief executive, Carlson Companies U.S.
79 Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned First Lady Qatar
80 Maureen Chiquet Chief executive, Chanel France
81 Portia Simpson Miller Prime minister Jamaica
82 Queen Rania Queen Jordan
83 Galia Maor Chief executive, president, Bank Leumi Group Israel
84 Georgina Rinehart Chairman, Hancock Prospecting Australia
85 Christie Hefner Chairman, chief executive, Playboy Enterprises U.S.
86 Stephanie A. Burns Chairman, chief executive, Dow Corning U.S.
87 Stacey Snider Co-chairman, chief executive, DreamWorks SKG U.S.
88 Imre Barmanbek Deputy chairman, Dogan Holding Turkey
89 Luisa Diogo Prime minister Mozambique
90 Chu Lam Yiu Chairman, Huabao International Holdings China
91 Giuliana Benetton Director, Edizione Holding, The Benetton Group Italy
92 Dr. Sima Samar Chairman, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission Afghanistan
93 Dong Mingzhu Vice chairman, president, Gree Electric Appliances China
94 Cathleen Black President, Hearst Magazine U.S.
95 Mary West Cofounder, West Corp. U.S.
96 Rochelle Lazarus Chairman, chief executive, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide U.S.
97 Vidya Chhabria Chairman, Jumbo Group United Arab Emirates
98 Orit Gadiesh Chairman, Bain & Co. U.S.
99 Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi Minister of the economy United Arab Emirates
100 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf President Liberia

Screwed-Up Poll Suggests Indians Hate America

Check out how biased and leading this poll question is:

Should India toe the U.S. line on Iran and other issues of foreign policy?

All Urban Rural
Yes 20% 22% 14%
No 70% 69% 71%
Can’t say 10% 9% 15%

Source: Centre for Forecasting and Research (Cfore) / Outlook
Methodology: Interviews with 924 Indian adults in Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, as well as adjoining rural areas, conducted on Aug. 20 and Aug. 21, 2007. No margin of error was provided.