Forbes' annual list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women has women influcencing in business, government and media - women at the table ressearch shows means stronger decisions for the total community and world.
CEO of $43 billion consumer package goods giant PepsiCo, is an Indian-American, Indra Nooyi (#6). Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel (#4) and Australian financial bank exec Westpac CEO Gail Kelly (#8) points to the global view of women.
The list points to the visibility of minority women within this power suite of globally influential women. In the top ten list are three powerhouse black women -- Michelle Obama at (#1), Oprah Winfrey (#3) and Beyonce Knowles (#9). And challenging long held beliefs and cultural patterns in the Middle-East -- there are strong women on the list including Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi (#70) the first woman to hold a cabinet position in the United Arab Emirates, as Minister of Economy. And Queen Rania Al Abdullah (#76), monarch of Jordan, and leader in bridging gaps between the U.S. and the Middle East. From business is Maha Al-Ghunaim (#94) is the chair of Kuwaiti bank Global Investment House, one of the largest banks in the region.
Diversity in Latin America and Asia are also visible with Cristina Fernandez (#68) serves as the first elected female president in Argentina. From Costa Rica, President Laura Chinchilla (#83), and Brazilian Dilma Rousseff (#95). Ho Ching (#30) chief of sovereign wealth fund in Singapore, Chua Sock Koong (#71) chief of Singapore Telecommunications and Sun Yafang (#90) chair of Huawei Technologies in China.
From Kraft's chief Irene Rosenfeld (#2) on diversity of leadership, "it is a business imperative," and a social responsibility.
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