Sonia Gandhi, Indra Nooyi among 10 Most Powerful Women in the World

NEW YORK (TIP): Sonia Gandhi is the ninth most powerful woman in the world, followed by Indra Nooyi at number 10 in the 10 ‘most powerful women in the world’ list compiled by Forbes. The women acknowledged by Forbes are the ones who go ahead by the traditional taxonomy of Indra Nooyi, an Indian-origin American executive who hails from Chennai is the current Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo.

Nooyi’s name appeared in the list of 50 women to watch in 2007 and 2008, according to a survey conducted by Wall Street Journal.She was one among Time’s list of 100 most influential people in the world and she also bagged the top position of most powerful woman in business, by a ranking done by Forbes (2009 and 2010).

Others who figure in the Top 10, from 1 to 8 in that order are, Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany; Dilma Roussef, President, Brazil; Melinda Gates, Co chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, US; Michelle Obama, First Lady, US; Hillary Clinton, Former Secretary of State, US; Sheryl Sandberg, CEO, Facebook, US; Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF, France; and Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security, US.

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