TOP FIVE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN 2013
Author's Note: The list was taken from The World's Most Powerful Women list by Forbes
TOP 5 WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMAN
From 2nd last year, Hillary went down to the fifth spot. So what makes Hillary Clinton powerful? Well, she is the first and only First Lady to become a US Senator who is currently the Secretary of State. Some are even speculating that Clinton could possibly run for the upcoming 2016 election and there's also a great possibility for her to win. Throughout her tenure,Clinton looked towards "smart power" as the strategy for asserting U.S. leadership and values, combining military strength with U.S. capacities in global economics, development aid, technology, creativity, and human rights advocacy. Clinton visited 112 countries during her tenure, making her the most widely traveled secretary of state. Clinton has received many awards and honors during her career from American and international organizations for her activities concerning health, women, and children.
TOP 4 WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMAN
From seventh spot, the First Lady went up to the fourth place this year. Michelle Obama actively promotes her campaign to fight child's obesity. She supports campaign about healthier eating and lifestyle too. Michelle Obama is also a graduate of Harvard Law School and is a former corporate attorney. As the wife of a Senator, and later the First Lady, she has become a fashion icon and role model for women. Other initiatives of First Lady Michelle Obama included advocated on behalf of military families, helping working women balance career and family, encouraging national service, and promoting the arts and arts education.
TOP 3 WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMAN
Melinda Gates was aslo listed as one of the most powerful women last year leaping up from fourth to third spot. Being a wife of the world's richest man, Melinda Gates managed to establish a name of her own. As one of the trustees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda has been actively participating some giant charitable events. Primary goals for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this year have been to eradicate polio worldwide by 2018 and get modern contraceptives to another 120 million women by 2020.Melinda Gates was awarded a honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Duke University as a tribute for her philantropic commitment.
TOP 2 WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMAN
Dilma Rouseff leaped up from third to second spot this year. Well, so what makes Dilma one of the world's most powerful women? Dilma Rouseff is simply the first female to become the president of Brazil.Rousseff has maintained a high approval rating throughout her term. In late March 2013, her government was approved by 63% of Brazilians, while her personal approval rating was of 79%, a personal high. Rousseff was also cited as the preferential candidate for 58% of the voters in the upcoming presidential election. Rousseff's popularity is attributed to popular measures of her government, such as the reduction of the federal tax in the energy bill and the exemption of federal tax in the products of the consumer basket. The lowering of the overnight rate conducted by the Central Bank of Brazil is also mentioned as a cause for Rousseff's high popularity
THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL WOMAN
Angela Merkel remains the world's most powerful woman in the world and managed to make it on Forbes list eight times for the past ten years. Just like Rouseff, Angela Merkel is also the first female to hold the highest position in the Government. Chancellor of Germany since 2005, and the Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000. Some people are also comparing her to Margaret Thatcher as the Iron Lady. In addition to being the first female German chancellor, the first to represent a Federal Republic of Germany that included the former East Germany, and the youngest German chancellor since the Second World War, Merkel is also the first born after World War II, and the first chancellor of the Federal Republic with a background in natural sciences.
Other notable personalities who made it through the list include Geun-Hye Park (11), Oprah Winfrey (13), Beyonce Knowles (17), Angelina Jolie (37), Sofie Vergara (38), Queen Elizabeth II (40), Lady Gaga (45), Ellen DeGeneres (51) and JK Rowling (93). [Check the Complete list Here]
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