5 Most Powerful Businesswomen In The World

Women are dominating almost all the fields in the modern era. Whether it is medicine, science, business, arts or even going to the space! Don’t you think it’s important for us women to be well informed about the most powerful businesswomen in various fields in the world right now? Let’s take a look.

Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo

Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo

1. Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo

The amazing thing about this woman is that she tops almost every single power list of the world. After all, we wouldn't expect anything less from the top gun of PepsiCo Worldwide, right? This American-Indian lady is the current CEO and Chairperson of PepsiCo and Forbes has put her on the list of 'The World's 100 Most Powerful Women' in 2008 and 2009. This Yale graduate and powerful businesswoman also serves on the boards of various global economic forums, institutions and fellowships. Guess what friends, this powerful businesswoman rakes in about $10 million as annual compensation!


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Carol Bartz, CEO, Yahoo!

Carol Bartz, CEO, Yahoo!

2. Carol Bartz, CEO, Yahoo!

No prizes for guessing which IT giant this powerful businesswoman belongs to! Serving as the CEO and President of Yahoo! since 2009, this powerful businesswoman was determined to kick in transformational changes when she joined. Yahoo! has had dramatic swings in its business curve, considering there is immense competition in the field of Internet services. But it takes the guts of a powerful businesswoman like Carol Bartz to takes decisions like selling off lesser performing Yahoo! assets.


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Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Magazine

Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Magazine

3. Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Magazine

Did you ladies know that the character of Meryl Streep in the movie, 'Devil Wears Prada' was said to be inspired from this powerful businesswoman and leading fashion scion? The American Vogue is what it is right now, only because of how Anna Wintour has shaped it since she joined in 1988. You'll know why we call her a powerful businesswoman because she's launched the career of some of our favorite designers like Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang. What we love about this businesswoman is that she also does an immense amount of philanthropy. Three cheers for this suave Editor-in-Chief!


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Ursula Burns, CEO, Xerox

Ursula Burns, CEO, Xerox

4. Ursula Burns, CEO, Xerox

Imagine what an arduous task it is to re-brand a traditional copier and printing services company to a data service company with a new acquisition on hands? But with this powerful businesswoman, you couldn't expect anything less. Ursula Burns is the current CEO of Xerox, and an Ivy Leaguer, who is changing the face of Xerox, a company more than 100 years old. Did you know, this powerful businesswoman is also bringing about a social change in public education by working closely with President Obama?


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Cathie Lesjak, CFO, Hewlett Packard

Cathie Lesjak, CFO, Hewlett Packard

5. Cathie Lesjak, CFO, Hewlett Packard

Imagine knowing a company inside out by spending more than 24 long years in it? Amazed? Well, that's exactly what Catherine Lesjak, the CFO of Hewlett Packard (HP) has done. This powerful businesswoman has held various finance positions within the company before. Her expertise lies in handling areas of capital structure, risk management, worldwide cash, debt, foreign exchange and benefits plan administration. Now, that's what we call a truly powerful businesswoman.


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  • Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo
  • Carol Bartz, CEO, Yahoo!
  • Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Magazine
  • Ursula Burns, CEO, Xerox
  • Cathie Lesjak, CFO, Hewlett Packard

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