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The World's 100 Most Powerful Women

A ranking—based on dollars, media momentum and impact—of women who are redefining power and transforming the world

Published: Jun 27, 2013 06:19:30 AM IST
Updated: Jun 28, 2013 10:39:33 AM IST
The World's 100 Most Powerful Women
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Our mission is to redefine power. And that’s precisely what this year’s class of women is doing. These are the top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities who matter, and entrepreneurs and philanthropists who are transforming the world—all ranked by dollars, media momentum and impact.

For the list: Most Powerful Women 

(This story appears in the 28 June, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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  • Mary Joe

    Proof that women are not weak anymore. Truely inspiring and the best icons for everyone. \"Place where I wanna be in future\"

    on Oct 5, 2013
  • Behroz H Amalsadiwalla

    There are many more \"The most powerful woman \" who have empowered others lives in their own villages its only they are not seen or heard as frequently as the coporate powerful woman. Bravo to these brave woman who have cut all forms of social barrier.

    on Sep 24, 2013
  • Lol

    7,8,10 are much more powerful than Sandberg.

    on Jun 27, 2013