The 100 Women Who Are Redefining Power.

Rank Name Age Country Category
1 Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

Chancellor, Germany

58 Germany Politics
2 Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff

President, Brazil

65 Brazil Politics
3 Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates

Cochair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

48 United States Philanthropy/NGO
4 Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

First Lady, United States

49 United States Politics
5 Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Personality, Philanthropist

65 United States Politics
6 Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

COO, Facebook

43 United States Technology
7 Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

57 France Philanthropy/NGO
8 Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano

Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, United States

55 United States Politics
9 Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi

President, Indian National Congress, India

66 India Politics
10 Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi

CEO, PepsiCo

57 United States



Rank Name Age Country Category
11 Geun-hye Park

Geun-hye Park

President, South Korea

61 South Korea Politics
12 Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty


55 United States Technology
13 Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Entrepreneur, Personality

59 United States Media
14 Ursula Burns

Ursula Burns

Chairman and CEO, Xerox

54 United States Technology
15 Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

CEO, Hewlett-Packard

56 United States Technology
16 Georgina Rinehart

Georgina Rinehart

Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting

59 Australia Metals & Mining
17 Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles

Actress, Entrepreneur, Musician

31 United States Celebrity
18 Maria das Graças Silva Foster

Maria das Graças Silva Foster

CEO, Petrobras

59 Brazil Business
19 Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson

Executive Editor, New York Times Co.

59 United States Media
20 Irene Rosenfeld

Irene Rosenfeld

CEO, Mondelez International

60 United States Business
Rank Name Age Country Category
21 Helen Clark

Helen Clark

Administrator, U.N. Development Programme

63 New Zealand Philanthropy/NGO
22 Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, United States

73 United States Politics
23 Safra Catz

Safra Catz

CFO, Oracle

51 United States Technology
24 Anne Sweeney

Anne Sweeney

Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, and President, Disney/ABC Television Group, Walt Disney

55 United States Media
25 Kathleen Sebelius

Kathleen Sebelius

Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, United States

65 United States Politics
26 Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

President, Argentina

60 Argentina Politics
27 Sheri McCoy

Sheri McCoy

CEO, Avon Products

54 United States Business
28 Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard

Prime Minister, Australia

51 Australia Politics
29 Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

Chair and Parliamentarian, National League for Democracy, Burma

67 Burma Politics
30 Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki

Senior Vice President, Google

44 United States Technology


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