Forbes has released a list of World’s Most Powerful Women 2012 who are most influential and powerful, we have come up with Forbes annual snap shot of women who impact the world. These are some of those women who have risen to the top of the cultural and social landscape. Let me introduce you with such powerful, great ladies of the world and lets know about them briefly. Here is a list to know Top 10 Most Powerful Women of The World 2012.
Top 10 Most Powerful Women In The World 2012
10. Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
American business women who has served as the chief operating officer of Facebook since 2008. She has worked at Google as Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations.
She was named in Time 100 , as one of 100 most influential people in the world and now one of most powerful women in world 2012 by forbes.
9. Janet Napolitano, US Secretary of Homeland Security
She is 1977 Truman Scholar from New Mexico and is member of democratic party. She was the 21st Governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009.
Currently she is in United States Secretary of Homeland Security, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama.
8. Christine Lagarde, Head of International Monetary Fund
She is a French lawyer, noted antitrust and labour lawyer. She was first female chair of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie.
She was in Union for a Popular Movement politician and is Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 5 July 2011. She was ranked best Minister of Finance in the Eurozone by Financial Times on 16 November 2009.
7. Michelle Obama, US First Lady
Most popular first lady of US, She worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center.
She has become a fashion icon and role model for women, and an advocate for nutrition, poverty awareness and healthy eating. Forbes listed her in one of most powerful lady of world.
6. Sonia Gandhi, President, Indian National Congress Party
She is 65 years old and is fifth foreign-born person to be leader of the Congress Party and after independence she is first foreign leader of congress.
She is serving as the Chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance in the Lok Sabha since 2004. Currently President of the Indian National Congress.
5. Jill Abramson, Executive Editor, The New York Times
She is 58 years old and is executive in 160 years old reputed The New York Times and is first women in this role and now is named one of most powerful women of world by Forbes.
4. Melinda Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
She is 48 years old American business women and wife of Bill Gates. She is philanthropist and is co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and was former unit manager for several Microsoft products such as Encarta, Microsoft Bob, Publisher and Expedia.
3. Dilma Rousseff, US Secretary of State
She is 64 years old and first women to hold office as the 36th and current President of Brazil. She was also the first woman to become Chief of Staff to the President of Brazil, which was appointed by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Being president of 6th largest economy country, she is now listed in one of most powerful women of the world.
2. Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State
She is 64 years old and is wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton. Currently she is 67th United States Secretary of State, and in administration of President Barack Obama.
From 1993 to 2001 she was the First Lady of the United States and was also a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 elections.
1. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
She is 58 years old and has been named second time in a row as a most powerful women of world. She is also known as “Iron Lady” of Europe. She has playing a crucial role in managing the financial crisis at the European and international level for several years she has been described as the world’s most powerful woman. This year too she is named as the most powerful women of the world.