An Indian Civilizational Perspective

World's top 100 Most Powerful women

Forbes has announced the top 100 most powerful women in the world! Here are the top 10:

  1. Angela Merkel: Chancellor, Germany
  2. Wu Yi: Vice Premier, China
  3. Ho Ching: Chief executive, Temasek Holdings (Singapore)
  4. Condoleezza Rice: US Secretary of State
  5. Indra K. Nooyi: Chairman, chief executive, PepsiCo
  6. Sonia Gandhi: President of Congress Party (India)
  7. Cynthia Carroll: Chief executive, Anglo American (UK)
  8. Patricia A. Woertz: Chairman, Archer Daniels Midland
  9. Irene Rosenfeld: Chairman, chief executive, Kraft Foods
  10. Patricia Russo: Chief executive, Alcatel-Lucent

The rest are given here.

Surprisingly, there are two from India in the top 6! And strangely, Indra Nooyi figures higher than Sonia Gandhi. Quite ironic and interesting. While in India, we cannot a MAN who can stand up to Gandhi. Abroad, a sari-wearing, religious, Indian women has gotten to the top in a much difficult world.. and trumped Gandhi in the top rankings!

Another interesting thing – the top 10 rankings are divided equally between Corporate heads and Politicians!

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