PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi made 3rd place on the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list, which came out last week. Germany's Angela Merkel made #1, followed by Sheila Bair of the Federal Depost Insurance Corporation. See the full list here.
Others who performed nicely:
- Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi, #21
- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, #59
- Biocon Chairman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, #99
The list also includes media figures like Oprah Winfrey, Diane Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour.
More from The Times of India:
The magazine's latest list of 100 most powerful women, published on Wednesday, has put the young Dalit leader in the 59th place. This is her debut in the global power ratings but few would dispute the reasoning that her winning a rare majority in Uttar Pradesh — the politically crucial state in "sixth largest country of the world" makes her an apt candidate for the all-woman elite club.
Interestingly, the BSP chief's emergence in the Forbes list comes as Congress president Sonia Gandhi slips from last year's 6th position to 21st.
The inclusion of Dalit czarina Mayawati has come barely days after she made public her intention to be in the running for the prime minister's job, possibly backed by a UNPA-Left bloc. Though the third front does not appear to be getting anywhere, observers are not writing her off because of the vagaries of coalition raj.
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