Saturday, August 22, 2009

Forbes: 100 Most Powerful Women

Its that time again - Forbes has released it's list of 100 of the world's most powerful women.

For the fourth year in a row, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, tops the list, followed by:
2: Sheila Bair, chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. US.
3: Indra Nooyi, chief executive, PepsiCo. US.
4: Cynthia Carroll, chief executive, Anglo American. UK.
5: Ho Ching, chief executive, Temasek Holdings. Singapore
6: Irene Rosenfeld, chief executive, Kraft Foods. US.
7: Ellen Kullman, chief executive, DuPont. US.
8: Angela Braly, chief executive, WellPoint. US.
9: Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive, Areva. France
10: Lynn Elsenhans, chief executive, Sunoco. US.

For those, like me, in the southern hemisphere, Australian Gail Kelly, CEO of Westpac Banking, came in at No. 18 whilst Helen Clarke, Prime Minister of New Zealand ranked No. 60.

See the full list at Forbes: 100 Most Powerful Women


Tamahome Jenkins said...

It's interesting that despite the trend toward fascist corporatism over the last 10 years, the woman at the top of the list a head of state.

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