Tuesday, 24 January 2012

TOP 10 POWERFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD 2012

TOP 10 POWERFUL WOMEN 2012 | TOP 10 MOST POPULAR WOMEN IN THE WORLD 2012
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Do you know who are the most powerful Women of the World? I thing you always see the list and got inspired by seeing the list, and you also want to include your name in the list. If I am write about u, then I want give u a advice, If you really want to do something in your life and earn your name in the world like these
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Below I am providing the Forbes Magazine's World's Most Powerful Women List
10Th.TOP 10 POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD-Irene Rosenfeld-
(CEO Craft Food)
Rosenfeld has been involved in the food and beverage industry for about 30 years.Rosenfeld was born in Westbury, New York to parents Seymour and Joan Blecker, a Jewish couple. Her father’s parents were Romanian Jews, her mother’s grandparents were German Jews.In 2004, Rosenfeld was appointed Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, where she focused on promoting healthy products.

Irene Rosenfeld
BornIrene Blecker Rosenfeld
May 3, 1953 (age 58)
Westbury, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityJewish
Years active1980s–present
Salary$16.9 million (2009)
TitleCEO/Chairwoman of
Kraft Foods Inc.
SpouseRichard
Children2 daughters


9Th.TOP 10 POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD-Christine Lagarde-
(Managing Director, International Monetary Fund)

Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde (Lallouette; born 1 January 1956).Christine Lagarde is a managing director of International Monetary Fund. On August 3, 2011, a French court ordered an investigation into Christine Lagarde's role in a €285 million arbitration deal in favour of Bernard Tapie.

DeputyJohn Lipsky
David Lipton
Preceded byDominique Strauss-Kahn
Minister of Finance
In office
19 June 2007 – 29 June 2011
Prime MinisterFrançois Fillon
Preceded byJean-Louis Borloo
Succeeded byFrançois Baroin


Minister of Commerce and Industry
In office
2 June 2005 – 15 May 2007
Prime MinisterDominique de Villepin
Preceded byChristian Jacob
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Born1 January 1956 (age 56)
Paris, France
Political partyUnion for a Popular Movement
ReligionRoman Catholicism
8Th.TOP 10 POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD-Michelle Obama-
(First Lady)

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) .Michelle Lavaughn Robinson Obama is a first African-American First Lady of the United States. She was an honorary guest atOprah Winfrey's Legends Ball as a "young'un" paying tribute to the 'Legends,' which helped pave the way for African American Women.

Preceded byLaura Bush
Personal details
BornMichelle LaVaughn Robinson
January 17, 1964 (age 48)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Barack Obama (m. 1992)
ChildrenMalia (born 1998)
Sasha (born 2001)
ResidenceHyde Park, Chicago (private)
The White House (official)
Alma materPrinceton University (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionProtestant Christian
7Th.TOP 10 POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD-Sonia Gandhi-
(President)

Sonia Gandhi (born Antonia Edvige Albina Maino on 9 December 1946). She is the widow of former Prime Minister of IndiaRajiv Gandhi and belongs to Nehru–Gandhi familyShe has served as the Chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance in the Lok Sabha since 2004. In September 2010.

Chairperson of UPA

ConstituencyRae Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
In office
2004–2006

Incumbent
Assumed office
1998
Member of Lok Sabha
In office
1999–2004
ConstituencyAmethi, Uttar Pradesh

Personal details
BornEdvige Antonia Albina Maino
9 December 1946 (age 65)
Lusiana, Veneto, Italy
CitizenshipIndia
NationalityItalian
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Rajiv Gandhi (m. 1969–1991)
ChildrenRahul Gandhi
Priyanka Vadra
Residence10 Janpath, New Delhi, India
ProfessionPolitician
Social Worker
ReligionRoman Catholicism

6Th.TOP 10 POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD- Melinda Gates-
(Cofounder, Cochair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Melinda French Gates (born Melinda Ann French on August 15, 1964) the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It is "driven by the interests and passions of the Gates family. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will give hundreds of millions of dollars in the next few years to programs aimed at encouraging saving by the world's poor, the Wall Street Journal reported, presumably  under a new grant-making program.

Founder(s)Bill & Melinda Gates
TypeNon-operating private foundation
(IRS exemption status): 501(c)(3)
Founded1994
LocationSeattle, Washington
Key peopleBill Gates, co-founder and co-chair
Melinda Gates, co-founder and co-chair
William H. Gates, Sr., co-chair
Jeff Raikes, CEO
Area servedGlobal
FocusEducation, Healthcare, Endingpoverty
MethodDonations and Grants
EndowmentUS$37.1 billion
Employees927
Formerly calledWilliam H. Gates Foundation
(1994–1999)
Websitewww.gatesfoundation.org
5Th.TOP 10 POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD-Sheryl Sandberg-
(COO, Facebook)

Sheryl Kara Sandberg (born August 28, 1969) is an American businesswomanSandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google.  She is the current chief operating officer of Facebook.
In 1993, she enrolled at Harvard Business School and in 1995 she earned her M.B.A. with highest distinction.

BornAugust 28, 1969 (age 42)
Washington, D.C., United States
EthnicityJewish
Alma materHarvard University
(A.B. 1991 & M.B.A. 1995)
OccupationCOO of Facebook
SpouseBrian Kraff (divorced);
David Goldberg (2004–present)
4Th.TOP 10 POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD-Indra Nooyi-
(Chief Executive, PepsiCo)

Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (Tamil: born 28 October 1955) is an Indian-born American business executive. Indra Nooyi was born in ChennaiTamil NaduIndia. She completed her schooling from Holy Angels AIHSS, Chennai. In 2007 she became the fifth CEO in PepsiCo's 44-year history.
According to BusinessWeek, since she started as CFO in 2000, the company's annual revenues have risen 72%, while net profit more than doubled, to $5.6 billion in 2006.
Born
28 October 1955 (age 56)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materMadras Christian College
IIM Calcutta
Yale School of Management
OccupationChairman & CEO of PepsiCo
PredecessorSteven Reinemund
ReligionHindu
AwardsPadma Bhushan
2007
3Rd.TOP 10 POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD-Dilma Rousseff-
(President)
Dilma Vana Rousseff (Brazilian Portuguese:  Bulgarian; born 14 December 1947) is the 36th and current President of BrazilRousseff has travelled to 15 different states internationally as of December 2011.  She is the first female elected President of Brazil, in addition to being the first economist elected for the office.

Vice PresidentMichel Temer
Preceded byLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Chief of Staff of Brazil
In office
21 June 2005 – 31 March 2010
PresidentLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded byJosé Dirceu
Succeeded byErenice Guerra
Minister of Mines and Energy
In office
1 January 2003 – 21 June 2005
PresidentLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded byFrancisco Luiz Sibut Gomide
Succeeded bySilas Rondeau
Personal details
BornDilma Rousseff
14 December 1947 (age 64)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
NationalityBrazil Brazilian
Political partyWorkers' Party
Spouse(s)Cláudio Galeno Linhares (1967–1969)
Carlos Franklin Paixão de Araújo (1969–2000)
ChildrenPaula
ResidencePalácio da Alvorada

ProfessionEconomist
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website
2Nd.TOP 10 POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD- Hillary Clinton-
(Secretary of State)
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton ( born October 26, 1947). A native of Illinois, Hillary Rodham first attracted national attention in 1969 for her remarks as the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College She sat on the board of directors ofWal-Mart and several other corporations.
In 1994 as First Lady of the United States.
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyJames Steinberg (2009-2011)
William Burns (2011-present)
Preceded byCondoleezza Rice
United States Senator
from New York
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 21, 2009
Preceded byDaniel Patrick Moynihan
Succeeded byKirsten Gillibrand
First Lady of the United States
In office
January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
Preceded byBarbara Bush
Succeeded byLaura Bush
First Lady of Arkansas
In office
January 11, 1983 – December 12, 1992
Preceded byGay Daniels White
Succeeded byBetty Tucker
Personal details
BornHillary Diane Rodham
October 26, 1947 (age 64)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Bill Clinton
ChildrenChelsea
ResidenceChappaqua, New York, United States
Alma materWellesley College (B.A.)
Yale Law School (J.D.)
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionMethodist
WebsiteOfficial website
 1St.TOP 10 POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE WORLD- Angela Merkel-
(Chancellor)



Angela Dorothea Merkel (German:  born 17 July 1954) is the Chancellor of Germany and Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union(CDU). Merkel is the first female Chancellor of Germany. In 2007, she became the second woman to chair the G8, after Margaret ThatcherForbes has named her the fourth most powerful person in the world as of 2011.
PresidentHorst Köhler
Christian Wulff
Preceded byGerhard Schröder
Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
In office
17 November 1994 – 26 October 1998
ChancellorHelmut Kohl
Preceded byKlaus Töpfer
Succeeded byJürgen Trittin
Minister for Women and Youth
In office
18 January 1991 – 17 November 1994
ChancellorHelmut Kohl
Personal details
Born17 July 1954 (age 57)
Hamburg, West Germany
(now Germany)
Political partyChristian Democratic Union(1990–present)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic Awakening
(1989–1990)
Spouse(s)Ulrich Merkel (1977–1982)
Joachim Sauer (1998–present)
Alma materUniversity of Leipzig
ProfessionPhysical chemist
ReligionProtestantism




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