Forbes List of the World's Most Powerful Women - 2013

Forbes RankNamePositionAgeCountryCategory
1Angela MerkelChancellor, Germany59GermanyPolitics
2Dilma RousseffPresident, Brazil65BrazilPolitics
3Melinda GatesCochair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation49United StatesPhilanthropy/ NGO
4Michelle ObamaFirst Lady, United States49United StatesPolitics
5Hillary ClintonPersonality, Philanthropist65United StatesPolitics
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6Sheryl SandbergCOO, Facebook44United StatesTechnology
7Christine LagardeManaging Director, International Monetary Fund57FrancePhilanthropy/ NGO
8Janet NapolitanoSecretary, Department of Homeland Security, United States55United StatesPolitics
9Sonia GandhiPresident, Indian National Congress, India66IndiaPolitics
10Indra NooyiCEO, PepsiCo57United StatesBusiness
11Geun-hye ParkPresident, South Korea61South KoreaPolitics
12Virginia RomettyCEO, IBM55United StatesTechnology
13Oprah WinfreyEntrepreneur, Personality59United StatesMedia
14Ursula BurnsChairman and CEO, Xerox55United StatesTechnology
15Meg WhitmanCEO, Hewlett-Packard57United StatesTechnology
16Georgina RinehartExecutive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting59AustraliaMetals & Mining
17Beyonce KnowlesActress, Entrepreneur, Musician32United StatesCelebrity
18Maria das Grašas Silva FosterCEO, Petrobras60BrazilBusiness
19Jill AbramsonExecutive Editor, New York Times Co.59United StatesMedia
20Irene RosenfeldCEO, Mondelez International60United StatesBusiness
21Helen ClarkAdministrator, U.N. Development Programme63New ZealandPhilanthropy/ NGO
22Nancy PelosiMinority Leader of the House of Representatives, United States73United StatesPolitics
23Safra CatzCFO, Oracle51United StatesTechnology
24Anne SweeneyCo-Chair, Disney Media Networks, and President, Disney/ABC Television Group, Walt Disney55United StatesMedia
25Kathleen SebeliusSecretary, Department of Health and Human Services, United States65United StatesPolitics
26Cristina Fernandez de KirchnerPresident, Argentina60ArgentinaPolitics
27Sheri McCoyCEO, Avon Products54United StatesBusiness
28Julia GillardPrime Minister, Australia52AustraliaPolitics
29Aung San Suu KyiChair and Parliamentarian, National League for Democracy, Burma68BurmaPolitics
30Susan WojcickiSenior Vice President, Google45United StatesTechnology

 
Source: Forbes