Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dilma Roussef World's Third Most Powerful Woman

by Waldirene Biernath

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is the world's third most powerful woman, according to business magazine Forbes.
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff 
was ranked third most powerful.

Women on the list come from politics, business, media, entertainment and non-profit groups. Their power derives not only from money and might, but also social media, reach and influence.

The magazine said Rousseff’s more pragmatic and capitalist approach after appointed as Brazil's minister of energy and her current confrontation with a rebellious National Congress threatening Brazil's economy gave her third place in the list.

Rousseff ranked 95th in the list when she was running for office last year, and climbed to the 16th position after her victory in November.

German chancellor Angela Merkel is the most powerful woman in the world, according to the latest Forbes list. She is followed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Michelle Obama, Christine Lagarde, Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey are among the other names in the list's Top 20.

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 might (noun): great power or strength, especially a country’s military or economic power.

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