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German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women for the 4th year

20th August 2009

Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women 2009:

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 Mortgage, Home Equity, & 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 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 
51  Janet Napolitano Secretary of Homeland Security  U.S. 
52  Neelie Kroes Commissioner for Competition, European Union  Belgium 
53  Gail Boudreaux President, UnitedHealthcare  U.S. 
54  Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court Justice  U.S. 
55  Mary Schapiro Chairman Securities & Exchange Commission  U.S. 
56  Kathleen Sebelius Secretary of Health & Human Services  U.S. 
57  Ellen Alemany Chief executive, RBS Americas and Citizens Financial Group  U.S. 
58  Susan Ivey Chief executive, Reynolds American  U.S. 
59  Amy Pascal Cochairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment  U.S. 
60  Helen Clark Chairman, United Nations Development Group  New Zealand 
61  Judy McGrath Chief executive, MTV Networks  U.S. 
62  Stacey Snider Chief executive, DreamWorks SKG  U.S. 
63  Navanethem Pillay High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations  South Africa 
64  Janet Clark Chief financial officer, Marathon Oil  U.S. 
65  Sherilyn McCoy Worldwide chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group, Johnson & Johnson  U.S. 
66  Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf President  Liberia 
67  Tarja Halonen President  Finland 
68  Mary McAleese President  Ireland 
69  Virginia Rometty Senior vice president, IBM  U.S. 
70  Angela Ahrendts Chief executive, Burberry Group Plc.  U.K. 
71  Sri Indrawati Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance  Indonesia 
72  Terri Dial Chief executive, U.S. Consumer Bank, Citigroup  U.S. 
73  Deirdre Connelly President, North American Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithkline  U.S. 
74  Johanna Sigurdardottir Prime minister  Iceland 
75  Queen Rania Queen  Jordan 
76  Christina Gold Chief executive, Western Union  U.S. 
77  Colleen Goggins Worldwide chairman, Johnson & Johnson  U.S. 
78  Hasina Wajed Prime minister  Bangladesh 
79  Hyun Jeong-eun Chairman, Hyundai Group  South Korea 
80  Amy Schulman Senior vice president, Pfizer  U.S. 
81  Penny Pritzker Chairman, Classic Residence by Hyatt  U.S. 
82  Drew Faust President, Harvard University  U.S. 
83  Melanie Healey Group president, Feminine & Health Care, Procter & Gamble  U.S. 
84  Elizabeth Smith President, Avon  U.S. 
85  Deb Henretta Group president, Asia, Procter & Gamble  Singapore 
86  Ann Moore Chief executive, Time Inc.  U.S. 
87  Sallie Krawcheck Chief executive global wealth management, Bank of America  U.S. 
88  Pamela Nicholson President, Enterprise Rent-A-Car  U.S. 
89  Janice Fields Chief operating officer, McDonald's USA  U.S. 
90  Stephanie Burns Chief executive, Dow Corning  U.S. 
91  Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Chairman, Biocon  India 
92  Eva Cheng Executive vice president, Amway Greater China & Southeast Asia  Hong Kong 
93  Efrat Peled Chief executive, Arison Investments  Israel 
94  Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi Minister of the Economy  United Arab Emirates 
95  Charlene Begley Chief executive, GE Enterprise Solutions  U.S. 
96  Mindy Grossman Chief executive, HSN, Inc.  U.S. 
97  Sharon Allen Chairman, Deloitte & Touche  U.S. 
98  Anne Sweeney Co-chairman, Disney Media Networks  U.S. 
99  Heidi Miller Chief executive Treasury & Securities Services, JPMorgan Chase  U.S. 
100  Mary Erdoes Chairman, JPMorgan Global Wealth Management  U.S. 

 

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