There have been huge leaps in the power women have earned over the last 100 years and in celebration of those achievements Forbes this week posted their annual list of the 100 most powerful women from around the world.
While some of the names you may have never heard of, for example Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Kraft Foods, others will be more familiar including first lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
From non-profit operators to world leaders, billionaires and politicians the Top 100 list paints an even portrait of today’s working females and the Top 10 list shows how far female workers have truly come.
Here’s the the top 10 most powerful women in the world:
- Angela Merkel: Chancellor of Germany
- Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State, United States
- Dilma Rousseff: President of Brazil
- Indra Nooyi: Chief Executive of PepsiCo
- Sheryl Sandberg: COO of Facebook
- Melinda Gates: Co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Sonia Gandhi: President of the Indian National Congress Party
- Michelle Obama: First lady, United States
- Christine Lagarde: Managing director of the International Monetary Fund
- Irene Rosenfeld: CEO of Kraft Foods
Here’s the full Top 100 most powerful women list: Forbes.
Do any of the top 10 choices surprise you? Who do you think deserves to be in the top 10 most powerful women in the world?