Published On: Aug 23 2012 01:54:35 PM EDTUpdated On: May 28 2014 04:33:37 PM EDT
Each year, Forbes ranks the most powerful women in the world based on both the traditional classifications of power (political and economic might) and those who have risen to the top of the social and cultural landscape.
Here's a look at the world's most powerful women of 2014.
10. Virginia Rometty. President and CEO, IBM
9. Sheryl Sandberg. COO, Facebook
8. Michelle Obama. First Lady, United States
7. Mary Barra. CEO, General Motors
6. Hillary Clinton. Philanthropist, Former U.S. Secretary of State
5. Christine Lagarde. Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
4. Dilma Rousseff. President, Brazil
3. Melinda Gates. Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2. Janet Yellen. Chair, Federal Reserve, Washington, United States
1. Angela Merkel. Chancellor, Germany. The world's No. 1 most powerful woman has earned the top spot on the Forbes list of Most Powerful Women In The World nine times.
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