The Most Powerful Women You’ve Never Heard Of

Foreign Policy created an awesome list of the 25 Most Powerful Women in the world, and most of them you’ve never heard of. For every Hilary Clinton there’s someone like Liu Yandong who you haven’t heard of. Or a Mary Schapiro who effects the global economy with every decision she makes.

Some great leaders here and just exploring the article I learned a lot about how much women have progressed and are in charge of our world, and are very much leading it in this new century.

1. Helen Clark, Administrator, U.N. Development Program
2. Liu Yandong, State councilor in China
3. Lael Brainard, US Treasury undersecretary for international affairs
4. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Finance minister of Nigeria
5. Mary Schapiro, Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
6. Theresa May, Home secretary in Britain
7. Fatou Bensouda, Incoming chief prosecutor, International Criminal Court
8. Marisela Morales, Attorney general of Mexico
9. Kim Kyong Hui, Politburo member of North Korea
10. Valerie Amos, U.N. emergency relief coordinator
11. Ann Dunwoody, Commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command
12. Atifete Jahjaga, President of Kosovo
13. Lubna Al-Qasimi, Minister for foreign trade
14. Gleisi Hoffmann, Presidential chief of staff
15. Cecilia Malmstrom, European commissioner for home affairs
16. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chair, House Foreign Affairs Committee
17. Peng Liyuan, Major general, People’s Liberation Army
18. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Former finance minister
19. Fayza Abul Naga, Minister of international cooperation
20. Marina Berlusconi, Chair, Fininvest
21. Josefina Vázquez Mota, Presidential candidate of Mexico
22. Valentina Matviyenko, Speaker, Federation Council
23. Viviane Reding, European commissioner for justice, fundamental rights, and citizenship
24. Lindiwe Mazibuko, Party leader, Democratic Alliance
25. Hanan Ashrawi, Member, PLO executive committee

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