25 Most Successful Women (Forbes 2011)

Rank Name Age Country Category
1 Angela Merkel – Chancellor 57 Germany Politics
2 Hillary Clinton – Secretary of State 64 United States Politics
3 Dilma Rousseff – President 64 Brazil Politics
4 Indra Nooyi – Chief Executive, PepsiCo 56 United States Business
5 Sheryl Sandberg – COO, Facebook 42 United States Business
6 Melinda Gates – Cofounder, Gates Foundation 47 United States Non-Profit
7 Sonia Gandhi – President 65 India Politics
8 Michelle Obama – First Lady 48 United States Politics
9 Christine Lagarde – Managing Director, IMF 56 France Non-Profit
10 Irene Rosenfeld – CEO, Kraft Foods 58 United States Business
11 Lady Gaga – Entertainer 25 United States Celebrity/Lifestyle
12 Jill Abramson – Executive Editor, NY Times 57 United States Media
13 Kathleen Sebelius – Secretary of HHS 63 United States Politics
14 Oprah Winfrey – Media Personality 58 United States Media
15 Janet Napolitano -Secretary of Homeland Security 54 United States Politics
16 Susan Wojcicki – SVP, Advertising, Google 43 United States Business
17 Cristina Fernandez – President 59 Argentina Politics
18 BeyoncĂ© Knowles – Entertainer, Designer 30 United States Celebrity/Lifestyle
19 Georgina Rinehart – Mining Tycoon 58 Australia Billionaire
20 Cher Wang – Cofounder, Chair, HTC 53 Taiwan Business
21 Margaret Hamburg – Commissioner FDA 56 United States Politics
22 Michele Bachmann – Presidential Candidate 55 United States Politics
23 Julia Gillard – Prime Minister 50 Australia Politics
24 Mary Schapiro – Chair, SEC 56 United States Politics
25 Anne Sweeney – Co-Chair of Disney 54 United States Business

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