US First Lady Michelle Obama tops the Forbes magazine’s list of ‘ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ beating corporate honchos like India-born Pepsi Co chief Indra Nooyi and heads of state like the Queen of England to occupy the top slot.
Ms Michelle ranked number one in the overall list of 100 as well as in the political category. The Kraft Foods Chief Executive, Ms Irene Rosenfeld, ranked second followed by media mogul, Ms Oprah Winfrey, who came in at the third spot.
The Pepsi Co Chief, Ms Indra Nooyi, ranked sixth in the list. In the business category, Ms Nooyi is ranked second. The AxisBank Chief Executive, Ms Shikha Sharma, and the ICICI Bank head, Ms Chanda Kocchar, also made it to the list. Ms Sharma is ranked 8 9th while Ms Kocchar comes in at the 92nd spot.
Forbes divided the power women candidates into four groups: politics, business, media and lifestyle. It ranked the women in each group, and then group against group.
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