A Woman's Place Is in ... Charge

Forbes ' most powerful rise to the top of politics, industry
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2007 2:21 PM CDT
Oprah Winfrey presents the American Fashion Legend Award at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York, Monday, June 4, 2007. The television icon hits Forbes' list at #21 (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) Forbes names the 100 most powerful women in the world, putting Oprah one spot south of Ruth Bader Ginsburg—and placing Meredith Vieira ahead of Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer. The top 10:

  1. German chancellor Angela Merkel
  2. Chinese vice premier Wu Yi
  3. Temasek Holdings chief executive Ho Ching
  4. Condoleezza Rice
  5. Pepsico president and CEO Indra K. Nooyi

  1. Indian National Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi
  2. Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll
  3. Archer Daniels Midland chairman Patricia A. Woertz
  4. Kraft Foods chief executive Irene Rosenfeld
  5. Alcatel-Lucent CEO Patricia Russo
To see the complete list, click the link below. (Read more Angela Merkel stories.)