Forbes lists top 100 powerful women

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Here is the 2009 list of Forbes magazine’s top 100 most powerful women in the world list.

1.     Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
2.     Sheila Bair, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.     U.S.
3.     Indra Nooyi, Chief executive, PepsiCo     U.S.
4.     Cynthia Carroll, Chief executive, Anglo American     U.K.
5.     Ho Ching Chief executive, Temasek     Singapore
6.     Irene Rosenfeld Chief executive, Kraft Foods     U.S.
7.     Ellen Kullman Chief executive, DuPont     U.S.
8.     Angela Braly Chief executive, WellPoint     U.S.
9.     Anne Lauvergeon Chief executive, Areva     France
10 .    Lynn Elsenhans Chief executive, Sunoco     U.S.

11.     Cristina Fernandez President     Argentina
12.     Carol Bartz Chief executive, Yahoo     U.S.
13 .    Sonia Gandhi President, Indian National Congress Party     India
14 .    Ursula Burns Chief executive, Xerox Corp.     U.S.
15.     Anne Mulcahy Chairman, Xerox Corp.     U.S.
16.     Safra Catz President, Oracle     U.S.
17.     Christine Lagarde Minister of Economy, Finance & Employment France
18 .    Gail Kelly Chief executive, Westpac     Australia
19 .    Marjorie Scardino Chief executive, Pearson Plc.     U.K.
20.    Chanda Kochhar Chief executive, ICICI Bank     India
21.     Mary Sammons Chief executive, Rite Aid Corp.     U.S.
22.     Michelle Bachelet President     Chile
23.     Paula Reynolds Chief restructuring officer, AIG     U.S.
24.     Carol Meyrowitz Chief executive, TJX Companies     U.S.
25.     Andrea Jung Chief executive, Avon     U.S.
26.     Patricia Woertz Chief executive, Archer Daniels Midland     U.S.
27.     Guler Sabanci Chairman, Sabanci Holding     Turkey
28.     Barbara Desoer President, Bank of America Home Loans & Insurance U.S.
29.     Brenda Barnes Chief executive, Sara Lee Corp.     U.S.
30.     Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Chief executive, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation     U.S.
31.     Ann Livermore Executive vice president, Hewlett-Packard     U.S.
32.     Cathie Lesjak Executive vice president, Hewlett-Packard     U.S.
33.     Marina Berlusconi Chairman, Fininvest Group     Italy
34.     Melinda Gates Co-chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation     U.S.
35.     Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House, House of Representatives     U.S.
36.     Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State     U.S.
37.     Jane Mendillo Chief executive, Harvard Management Co.     U.S.
38.     Margaret Chan Director-general, World Health Org.     Switzerland
39.     Susan Chambers Executive vice president, Global People Division, Wal-Mart Stores     U.S.
40.     Michelle Obama First Lady     U.S.
41.     Oprah Winfrey Chairman, Harpo     U.S.
42.     Queen Elizabeth II Queen     U.K.
43.     Nancy McKinstry Chief executive, Wolters Kluwer     Netherlands
44.    Gloria Arroyo President     Philippines
45.     Ana Patricia Botin Executive Chairman, Banesto     Spain
46.     Ann Veneman Executive Director, UNICEF     U.S.
47.     Yulia Tymoshenko Prime minister     Ukraine
48.     Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court Justice     U.S.
49 .    Janet Robinson Chief executive, The New York Times Co.     U.S.
50 .    Dominique Senequier Chief executive, AXA Private Equity     France

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