World's most powerful women: the list in full

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2 Wu Yi, China's Vice Premier, minister of health

3 Julia Tymoshenko Ukraine's Prime minister

4 Gloria Arroyo, Philippines President

5 Margaret Whitman

Chief executive, eBay

6 Anne Mulcahy, Chief executive officer, Xerox

7 Sallie Krawcheck, Chief financial officer, Citigroup

8 Brenda Barnes, Chief executive officer, Sara Lee

9 Oprah Winfrey, Chairman, Harpo

10 Melinda Gates, Co-founder, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

11 Anne Lauvergeon, Chairman of France's Areva Group

12 Julie Gerberding, Director, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

13 Patricia Russo, Chief executive, Lucent Technologies, US, 14 Xie Qihua Chairman, Shanghai Baosteel

15 Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate

16 Zoe Cruz, Acting president, Morgan Stanley, US,

17 Patricia Dunn, Non-executive chairman, Hewlett-Packard; Global chief executive, Barclays Global Investors, US

18 Marjorie Scardino, Chief executive, Pearson

19 Abby Joseph Cohen, Chief US portfolio strategist, Goldman Sachs Group

20 Ann Livermore, Executive vice president, technology solutions group, Hewlett-Packard, US

21 Mary McAleese, President of Ireland

22 Safra Catz, President of Oracle, US

23 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court Justice

24 Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand

25 Chandrika Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka

26 Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Senator

27 Mary Sammons, Chief executive, president, Rite Aid, US

28 Indra Nooyi, President and chief financial officer, PepsiCo, US

29 Khaleda Zia, Prime Minister of Bangladesh

30 Ho Ching, Chief Executive, Temasek in Singapore

31 Tarja Halonen, President of Finland

32 Carla Cico, Chief executive, Brasil Telecom

33 Anne Sweeney, Co-chair, Disney Media Networks; President, Disney-ABC Television Group

34 Marjorie Magner, Chairman and chief executive, global consumer group, Citigroup, US

35 Andrea Jung, Chairman and chief executive, Avon, US

36 Sandra Day O'Connor, US Supreme Court Justice

37 Abigail Johnson, President, Fidelity Management & Research, US

38 Ann Moore, Chairman and chief executive, Time Inc

39 Liliane Bettencourt, Majority owner, L'Oréal, France,

40 Joanne (JK) Rowling, Author

41 Ruth Ann Marshall, President, Americas region, MasterCard

42 Dianne Feinstein, US Senator

43 Christine Poon, Vice chairman, Johnson & Johnson, US,

44 Neelie Kroes, European competition commissioner. Netherlands,

45 Nancy McKinstry, Chief executive officer, Wolters Kluwer, US,

46 Laura Bush, US First Lady

47 Katie Couric, Co-anchor, NBC's Today Show, contributing anchor, Dateline NBC

48 Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia,

49 Judy McGrath, Chief executive, MTV Networks, US,

50 Amy Pascal, Chairman, Motion Picture Group, Sony Pictures, Entertainment; vice chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment

51 Michèle Alliot Marie, French Defence Minister

52 Colleen Barrett, President, Southwest Airlines US,

53 Maria Asunción Aramburuzabala, Vice chairman, Grupo Modelo of Mexico,

54 Olympia Snowe, US Senator

55 Diane Sawyer, Co-anchor, ABC's Good Morning America, Primetime Live

56 Susan Arnold, Vice chairman, global beauty care, Procter &, Gamble, US,

57 Xuezheng Mary Ma, Chief financial officer, Lenovo Group, China,

58 Elizabeth Dole, US Senator

59 Stacey Snider, Chairman, Universal Pictures

60 Doris Fisher, Billionaire co-founder of The Gap, US,

61 Antonia Axson Johnson, Chairman, owner, The Axel Johnson Group, of Sweden,

62 Cherie Booth Blair, Wife of Prime Minister Tony Blair; lawyer

63 Rose Marie Bravo, Chief executive, the Burberry Group, US,

64 Vanessa Castagna, Executive chairman, Mervyns, US,

65 Louise Fréchette, Canadian deputy secretary general, United Nations

66 Fumiko Hayashi, Chief executive, Daiei, in Japan,

67 Dawn Hudson, Chief executive, Pepsi-Cola North America

68 Maathai, Wangari Nobel laureate, deputy minister of environment, Kenya

69 Gail Berman, President, Paramount Pictures

70 Vivian Banta, Vice chairman, insurance, Prudential Financial,US,

71 Susanne Klatten, Deputy chairman of supervisory board, Altana AG, Germany,

72 Christiane Amanpour, Chief international correspondent, CNN

73 Karen Elliott House Publisher, The Wall Street Journal; senior vice president, Dow Jones & Co

74 Marina Berlusconi, Chairman, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Italy

75 Queen Elizabeth II

76 Nancy Pelosi Minority leader, US House of Representatives

77 Janet Robinson, Chief executive, The New York Times Co

78 Rochelle Lazarus Chief executive, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide,US,

79 Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chief executive, Carlson Cos, US, 80 Queen Rania of Jordan

81 Susan Desmond-Hellman, President, product development, Genentech, US,

82 Stephanie Burns Chief executive, president and chief operating officer, Dow Corning, US,

83 Linda Cook Executive director, Gas & Power, Royal Dutch Petroleum, US,

84 Nance Diccian President and chief executive, specialty materials, Honeywell International, US,

85 Mary Minnick Executive vice president and president of marketing, strategy and innovation, Coca-Cola

86 Carol Bartz Chief executive, Autodesk

87 Kay Bailey Hutchison US Senator

88 Christine Lagarde, France's Minister of foreign trade

89 Penny Pritzker, Chairman, Classic Residence by Hyatt and TransUnion; billionaire, US,

90 Christie Hefner Chief executive, Playboy Enterprises

91 Cathleen Black President, Hearst Magazines, US, 92 Martha Nelson Managing editor, People, US,

93 Susan Berresford President, Ford Foundation

94 Nina Jacobson President, Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group

95 Orit Gadiesh Chairman, Bain & Co, US,

96 Luisa Mozambique Diogo, Prime Minister of Mozambique

97 Lubna Saudi Olayan, Chief executive, Olayan Financing, Arabia,

98 Nancy Barry, President, Women's World Banking, US,

99 Ana Patricia Botín, Chairman, Banco Español de Crédito, Spain

100 Mary Callahan Erdoes, Chief executive, JPMorgan Chase Private Bank,US