The most powerful women

The annual top-100 composed by business magazine Forbes (August 15, 2005), based on a composite of visibility (measured by press citations) and economic impact.


| October 2005 issue

1. Condoleezza Rice (U.S.), Secretary of State

2. Yi Wu (China), vice premier, minister of health

3. Yulia Tymoshenko (Ukraine), prime-minister

4. Gloria Arroyo (Philippines), president

5. Margaret (Meg) Whitman (U.S.), chief executive, eBay

6. Anne Mulcahy (U.S.), chief executive officer, Xerox

7. Sallie Krawcheck (U.S.), chief financial officer, Citigroup

8. Brenda Barnes (U.S.), chief executive, Sara Lee

9. Oprah Winfrey (U.S.), chairman, Harpo

10. Melinda Gates (U.S.), co-founder, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

11. Anne Lauvergeon (France), chairman, The Areva Group

12. Julie Gerberding (U.S.), director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

13. Patricia Russo (U.S.), chief executive, Lucent Technologies

14. Qihua Xie (China), chairman, president, Shanghai Baosteel

15. Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar), Nobel Peace Laureate

16. Zoe Cruz (U.S.), acting president, Morgan Stanley

17. Patricia Dunn (U.S.), nonexecutive chairman, Hewlett-Packard; global hief executive, Barclays Global Investors

18. Marjorie Scardino (England), chief executive, Pearson

19. Abby Joseph Cohen (U.S.), chief U.S. Portfolio strategist, Goldman Sachs Group

20. Ann Livermore (U.S.), executive vice president, technology solutions group, Hewlett-Packard

21. Mary McAleese (Ireland), president

22. Safra Catz (U.S.), president, Oracle

23. Ruth Bader Ginsburg (U.S.), Supreme Court Justice

24. Helen Clark (New Zealand), prime minister

25. Chandrika Kumaratunga (Sri Lanka), president

26. Hillary Rodham Clinton (U.S.), Senator

27. Mary Sammons (U.S.), chief executive, president, Rite Aid

28. Indra Nooyi (U.S.), president and chief financial officer, PepsiCo

29. Khaleda Zia (Bangladesh), prime minister

30. Ho Ching (Singapore), chief cxecutive, Temasek

31. Tarja Halonen (Finland), president

32. Carla Cico (Brazil), chief executive, Brasil Telecom

33. Anne Sweeney (U.S.), co-chair, Disney Media Networks; president, Disney-ABC Television Group

34. Marjorie Magner (U.S.), chairman and chief executive, global consumer group, Citigroup

35. Andrea Jung (U.S.), chairman and chief executive, Avon

36. Sandra Day O’Connor (U.S.), Supreme Court Justice

37. Abigail Johnson (U.S.), president, Fidelity Management & Research

38. Ann Moore (U.S.), chairman and chief executive, Time Inc.

39. Liliane Bettencourt (France), majority owner, L’Oréal

40. Joanne Rowling (England), author

41. Ruth Ann Marshall (U.S.), president, Americas region, MasterCard

42. Dianne Feinstein (U.S.), Senator

43. Christine Poon (U.S.), vice chairman, Johnson & Johnson

44. Neelie Kroes (Netherlands), European competition commissioner

45. Nancy McKinstry (U.S.), chief executive officer, Wolters Kluwer

46. Laura Bush (U.S.), First Lady

47. Katie Couric (U.S.), co-anchor, NBC’s Today Show, contributing anchor, Dateline NBC

48. Vaira Vike-Freiberga (Latvia), president

49. Judy McGrath (U.S.), chief executive, MTV Networks

50. Amy Pascal (U.S.), chairman, Motion Picture Group, Sony Pictures Entertainment; vice chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment

51. Michèle Alliot-Marie (France), minister of Defense

52. Colleen Barrett (U.S.), president, Southwest Airlines

53. Maria Asunción Aramburuzabala (Mexico), vice chairman, Grupo Modelo

54. Olympia Snowe (U.S.), Senator

55. Diane Sawyer (U.S.), co-anchor, ABC’s Good Morning America, Primetime Live

56. Susan Arnold (U.S.), vice chairman, global beauty care, Procter & Gamble

57. Mary Ma (China), chief financial officer, Lenovo Group

58. Elizabeth Dole (U.S.), Senator

59. Stacey Snider (U.S.), chairman, Universal Pictures

60. Doris Fisher (U.S.), co-founder, The Gap

61. Antonia Axson Johnson (Sweden), chairman, owner, The Axel Johnson Group

62. Cherie Booth Blair (England), wife of prime minister Tony Blair; lawyer

63. Rose Marie Bravo (U.S.), chief executive, the Burberry Group

64. Vanessa Castagna (U.S.), executive chairman, Mervyns

65. Louise Fréchette (Canada), deputy secretary general, United Nations

66. Fumiko Hayashi (Japan), chief executive, Daiei

67. Dawn Hudson (U.S.), chief executive, Pepsi-Cola North America

68. Wangari Maathai (Kenya), Nobel laureate; deputy minister of environment

69. Gail Berman (U.S.), president, Paramount Pictures

70. Vivian Banta (U.S.), vice chairman, insurance, Prudential Financial

71. Susanne Klatten (Germany), deputy chairman of supervisory board, Altana AG

72. Christiane Amanpour (U.S.), chief international correspondent, CNN

73. Karen Elliott House (U.S.), publisher, The Wall Street Journal; senior vice president, Dow Jones & Co

74. Marina Berlusconi (Italy), chairman, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

75. Queen Elizabeth II (England), queen

76. Nancy Pelosi (U.S.), minority leader, U.S. House of Representatives

77. Janet Robinson (U.S.), chief executive, The New York Times Co

78. Rochelle Lazarus (U.S.), chief executive, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

79. Marilyn Carlson Nelson (U.S.), chief executive, Carlson Cos

80. Queen Rania (Jordan), queen

81. Susan Desmond-Hellman (U.S.), president, product development, Genentech

82. Stephanie Burns (U.S.), chief executive, president and chief operating officer, Dow Corning

83. Linda Cook (U.S.), executive director, Gas & Power, Royal Dutch Petroleum

84. Nance Diccian (U.S.), president and chief executive, specialty materials, Honeywell International

85. Mary Minnick (U.S.), executive vice president and president of marketing, strategy and innovation, Coca-Cola

86. Carol Bartz (U.S.), chief executive, Autodesk

87. Kay Bailey Hutchison (U.S.), senator

88. Christine Lagarde (France), minister of foreign trade

89. Penny Pritzker (U.S.), chairman, Classic Residence by Hyatt and TransUnion

90. Christie Hefner (U.S.), chief executive, Playboy Enterprises

91. Cathleen Black (U.S.), president, Hearst Magazines

92. Martha Nelson (U.S.), managing editor, People

93. Susan Berresford (U.S.), president, Ford Foundation

94. Nina Jacobson (U.S.), president, Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group

95. Orit Gadiesh (U.S.), chairman, Bain & Co

96. Luisa Mozambique Diogo (Mozambique), prime minister

97. Lubna Saudi Olayan (Saudi Arabia), chief executive, Olayan Financing

98. Nancy Barry (U.S.), president, Women’s World Banking

99. Ana Patricia Botín (Spain), chairman, Banco Español de Crédito

100. Mary Callahan Erdoes (U.S.), chief executive, JPMorgan Chase Private Bank

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The most powerful women

The annual top-100 composed by business magazine Forbes (August 15, 2005), based on a composite of visibility (measured by press citations) and economic impact.


| October 2005 issue

1. Condoleezza Rice (U.S.), Secretary of State

2. Yi Wu (China), vice premier, minister of health

3. Yulia Tymoshenko (Ukraine), prime-minister

4. Gloria Arroyo (Philippines), president

5. Margaret (Meg) Whitman (U.S.), chief executive, eBay

6. Anne Mulcahy (U.S.), chief executive officer, Xerox

7. Sallie Krawcheck (U.S.), chief financial officer, Citigroup

8. Brenda Barnes (U.S.), chief executive, Sara Lee

9. Oprah Winfrey (U.S.), chairman, Harpo

10. Melinda Gates (U.S.), co-founder, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

11. Anne Lauvergeon (France), chairman, The Areva Group

12. Julie Gerberding (U.S.), director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

13. Patricia Russo (U.S.), chief executive, Lucent Technologies

14. Qihua Xie (China), chairman, president, Shanghai Baosteel

15. Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar), Nobel Peace Laureate

16. Zoe Cruz (U.S.), acting president, Morgan Stanley

17. Patricia Dunn (U.S.), nonexecutive chairman, Hewlett-Packard; global hief executive, Barclays Global Investors

18. Marjorie Scardino (England), chief executive, Pearson

19. Abby Joseph Cohen (U.S.), chief U.S. Portfolio strategist, Goldman Sachs Group

20. Ann Livermore (U.S.), executive vice president, technology solutions group, Hewlett-Packard

21. Mary McAleese (Ireland), president

22. Safra Catz (U.S.), president, Oracle

23. Ruth Bader Ginsburg (U.S.), Supreme Court Justice

24. Helen Clark (New Zealand), prime minister

25. Chandrika Kumaratunga (Sri Lanka), president

26. Hillary Rodham Clinton (U.S.), Senator

27. Mary Sammons (U.S.), chief executive, president, Rite Aid

28. Indra Nooyi (U.S.), president and chief financial officer, PepsiCo

29. Khaleda Zia (Bangladesh), prime minister

30. Ho Ching (Singapore), chief cxecutive, Temasek

31. Tarja Halonen (Finland), president

32. Carla Cico (Brazil), chief executive, Brasil Telecom

33. Anne Sweeney (U.S.), co-chair, Disney Media Networks; president, Disney-ABC Television Group

34. Marjorie Magner (U.S.), chairman and chief executive, global consumer group, Citigroup

35. Andrea Jung (U.S.), chairman and chief executive, Avon

36. Sandra Day O’Connor (U.S.), Supreme Court Justice

37. Abigail Johnson (U.S.), president, Fidelity Management & Research

38. Ann Moore (U.S.), chairman and chief executive, Time Inc.

39. Liliane Bettencourt (France), majority owner, L’Oréal

40. Joanne Rowling (England), author

41. Ruth Ann Marshall (U.S.), president, Americas region, MasterCard

42. Dianne Feinstein (U.S.), Senator

43. Christine Poon (U.S.), vice chairman, Johnson & Johnson

44. Neelie Kroes (Netherlands), European competition commissioner

45. Nancy McKinstry (U.S.), chief executive officer, Wolters Kluwer

46. Laura Bush (U.S.), First Lady

47. Katie Couric (U.S.), co-anchor, NBC’s Today Show, contributing anchor, Dateline NBC

48. Vaira Vike-Freiberga (Latvia), president

49. Judy McGrath (U.S.), chief executive, MTV Networks

50. Amy Pascal (U.S.), chairman, Motion Picture Group, Sony Pictures Entertainment; vice chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment

51. Michèle Alliot-Marie (France), minister of Defense

52. Colleen Barrett (U.S.), president, Southwest Airlines

53. Maria Asunción Aramburuzabala (Mexico), vice chairman, Grupo Modelo

54. Olympia Snowe (U.S.), Senator

55. Diane Sawyer (U.S.), co-anchor, ABC’s Good Morning America, Primetime Live

56. Susan Arnold (U.S.), vice chairman, global beauty care, Procter & Gamble

57. Mary Ma (China), chief financial officer, Lenovo Group

58. Elizabeth Dole (U.S.), Senator

59. Stacey Snider (U.S.), chairman, Universal Pictures

60. Doris Fisher (U.S.), co-founder, The Gap

61. Antonia Axson Johnson (Sweden), chairman, owner, The Axel Johnson Group

62. Cherie Booth Blair (England), wife of prime minister Tony Blair; lawyer

63. Rose Marie Bravo (U.S.), chief executive, the Burberry Group

64. Vanessa Castagna (U.S.), executive chairman, Mervyns

65. Louise Fréchette (Canada), deputy secretary general, United Nations

66. Fumiko Hayashi (Japan), chief executive, Daiei

67. Dawn Hudson (U.S.), chief executive, Pepsi-Cola North America

68. Wangari Maathai (Kenya), Nobel laureate; deputy minister of environment

69. Gail Berman (U.S.), president, Paramount Pictures

70. Vivian Banta (U.S.), vice chairman, insurance, Prudential Financial

71. Susanne Klatten (Germany), deputy chairman of supervisory board, Altana AG

72. Christiane Amanpour (U.S.), chief international correspondent, CNN

73. Karen Elliott House (U.S.), publisher, The Wall Street Journal; senior vice president, Dow Jones & Co

74. Marina Berlusconi (Italy), chairman, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

75. Queen Elizabeth II (England), queen

76. Nancy Pelosi (U.S.), minority leader, U.S. House of Representatives

77. Janet Robinson (U.S.), chief executive, The New York Times Co

78. Rochelle Lazarus (U.S.), chief executive, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

79. Marilyn Carlson Nelson (U.S.), chief executive, Carlson Cos

80. Queen Rania (Jordan), queen

81. Susan Desmond-Hellman (U.S.), president, product development, Genentech

82. Stephanie Burns (U.S.), chief executive, president and chief operating officer, Dow Corning

83. Linda Cook (U.S.), executive director, Gas & Power, Royal Dutch Petroleum

84. Nance Diccian (U.S.), president and chief executive, specialty materials, Honeywell International

85. Mary Minnick (U.S.), executive vice president and president of marketing, strategy and innovation, Coca-Cola

86. Carol Bartz (U.S.), chief executive, Autodesk

87. Kay Bailey Hutchison (U.S.), senator

88. Christine Lagarde (France), minister of foreign trade

89. Penny Pritzker (U.S.), chairman, Classic Residence by Hyatt and TransUnion

90. Christie Hefner (U.S.), chief executive, Playboy Enterprises

91. Cathleen Black (U.S.), president, Hearst Magazines

92. Martha Nelson (U.S.), managing editor, People

93. Susan Berresford (U.S.), president, Ford Foundation

94. Nina Jacobson (U.S.), president, Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group

95. Orit Gadiesh (U.S.), chairman, Bain & Co

96. Luisa Mozambique Diogo (Mozambique), prime minister

97. Lubna Saudi Olayan (Saudi Arabia), chief executive, Olayan Financing

98. Nancy Barry (U.S.), president, Women’s World Banking

99. Ana Patricia Botín (Spain), chairman, Banco Español de Crédito

100. Mary Callahan Erdoes (U.S.), chief executive, JPMorgan Chase Private Bank

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