1. Forbes have released their annual list of the World’s Most Powerful Women, featuring 100 women who have a considerable impact on the world – including politicians, billionaires CEOs and celebrities alike. The “No. 1 Power Woman” is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Chancellor Merkel has topped the list no less than seven times in the past 10 years.
Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard made the list at number 28, and South Korean President Park Guen-hye made the list for the first time at number 11. Oprah Winfrey (number 13) and Hillary Clinton (number five) both appeared on the inaugural list in 2004, and are still ranking today.
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg’s advice to “lean in” must be working for her, as she appeared on the list at number six. The list also paid tribute to female entrepreneurs, featuring Arianna Huffington (founder of Huffington Post, number 56) and Diane von Furstenberg (fashion designer, number 74).
Celebrities included on the list, for their philanthropy or business endeavors, included Angelina Jolie (number 37), Shakira (number 52), and Beyonce (number 17).
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