Forbes 10 Most Powerful Women

Oct 14, 2013, 11:29 AM IST
10.	CEO of Pepsi, Indra Nooyi, concludes the ten most powerful women list on Forbes.
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10. CEO of Pepsi, Indra Nooyi, concludes the ten most powerful women list on Forbes.

9.	Sonia Gandhi is longest-serving chief of India's ruling political party and Chairman of the UPA.
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9. Sonia Gandhi is longest-serving chief of India's ruling political party and Chairman of the UPA.

8.	Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, United States, comes in the eighth place.
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8. Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, United States, comes in the eighth place.

7.	The MD of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is the first woman to run the financial organisation.
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7. The MD of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is the first woman to run the financial organisation.

6.	Facebook's COO, Sheryl Sandberg, climbed to the sixth from a previous tenth in 2012.
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6. Facebook's COO, Sheryl Sandberg, climbed to the sixth from a previous tenth in 2012.

5.	Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, dropped to the fifth place from second in 2012.
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5. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, dropped to the fifth place from second in 2012.

4.	Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States comes in the fourth place.
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4. Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States comes in the fourth place.

3.	Melinda Gates, w/o Bill Gates, is also the co-chairman of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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3. Melinda Gates, w/o Bill Gates, is also the co-chairman of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

2.	The 65-year old Brazil President, Dilma Rouseff rose to second place in 2013 from third in 2012.
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2. The 65-year old Brazil President, Dilma Rouseff rose to second place in 2013 from third in 2012.

1.	Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, who recently won a third term, tops the list for the seventh time in ten years.
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1. Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, who recently won a third term, tops the list for the seventh time in ten years.