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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Last updated on: May 24, 2013 16:21 IST


These powerful women are changing the world in "fresh and exhilarating ways" says Forbes magazine releasing the global list of the 100 most powerful women.

India-born PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi figures among the world's top 10 powerful women ranked this year.

According to Forbes, 24 corporate CEOs control $893 billion in annual revenues. Interestingly, 16 women have founded their own companies.

ICICI Bank Managing Director and CEO Chanda Kochhar is ranked 65th and Biocon Founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has bagged the 85th spot in the global list.

Take a look at the world's 30 most powerful women in business...

World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Sheryl Sandberg.
Photographs: Yuri Gripas/Reuters.
Sheryl Sandberg

COO, Facebook

Rank: 6

Country: United States

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Christine Lagarde.
Photographs: Reuters
Christine Lagarde

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Rank: 7

Country: France 

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters.
Indra Nooyi

CEO, PepsiCo

Rank: 10

Country: United States 

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: IBM CEO and Chairperson of the Board Virginia Rometty in New York.
Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Virginia Rometty

CEO, IBM

Rank
: 12

Country: United States

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns during a CES Innovation Power Panel.
Photographs: Steve Marcus/Reuters.
Ursula Burns

Chairman and CEO, Xerox

Rank: 14

Country: United States

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Hewlett Packard CEO and President Meg Whitman in Sun Valley, Idaho, United States.
Photographs: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Meg Whitman

CEO, Hewlett-Packard

Rank: 15

Country: United States 

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Georgina Rinehart..
Photographs: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Georgina Rinehart

Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting

Rank
: 16

Country: Australia

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Maria das Gracas Silva Foster.
Photographs: Reuters.

Maria das Gracas Silva Foster

CEO, Petrobras

Rank: 18

Country: Brazil 

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Irene Rosenfeld in Paris, France.
Photographs: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters
Irene Rosenfeld

CEO, Mondelez International

Rank: 20

Country: United States 

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Safra Catz.
Photographs: Courtesy, Oracle.
Safra Catz

CFO, Oracle

Rank: 23

Country: United States

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Anne Sweeney.
Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
Anne Sweeney

Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, and President, Disney/ABC Television Group, Walt Disney

Rank:
24

Country: United States 

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Sheri McCoy.
Photographs: Courtesy, Avon.
Sheri McCoy

CEO, Avon Products

Rank: 27

Country: United States 

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Susan Wojcicki.
Photographs: Courtesy, Google.
Susan Wojcicki

Senior Vice President, Google

Rank: 30

Country: United States

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Marissa Mayer, President and CEO, Yahoo!, in Washington, DC.
Photographs: Joshua Roberts/Reuters
Marissa Mayer

CEO, Yahoo

Rank: 32

Country: United States 

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Marillyn Hewson at the Farnborough Airshow 2012.
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters.
Marillyn Hewson

CEO, Lockheed Martin

Rank: 34

Country: United States 

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Mary Barra.
Photographs: Mike Cassese/Reuters

Mary Barra

SVP, Global Product Development, General Motors

Rank: 35

Country: United States 

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Amy Pascal.
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters
Amy Pascal

Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony

Rank: 36

Country: United States 

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Laurene Powell Jobs.
Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters

Laurene Powell Jobs

Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective

Rank: 39

Country: United States

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board and CEO of DuPont.
Photographs: Christian Hartmann/Reuters.
Ellen Kullman

Chairman and CEO, EI du Pont de Nemours

Rank: 42

Country: United States

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Sam's Club CEO Rosalind Brewer during the annual Wal-Mart shareholders' meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Photographs: Jacob Slaton/Reuters.
Rosalind Brewer

President and CEO, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart Stores

Rank: 44

Country: United States 

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Cher Wang.
Photographs: Courtesy, HTC.
Cher Wang

Co-founder and Chair, HTC

Rank: 46

Country:
Taiwan

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Chinese 100 yuan banknotes. Wu Yajun (Inset).
Photographs: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters.
Wu Yajun and family

Chairman, Longfor Properties

Rank: 49

Country: China

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Zhang Xin.
Photographs: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Zhang Xin and family

Cofounder, CEO, Soho China

Rank: 50

Country: China

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Angela Ahrendts.
Photographs: Reuters.
Angela Ahrendts

CEO, Burberry Group

Rank:
53

Country
: China

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Sri Mulyani Indrawati speaks to reporters after attending a meeting at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs in Jakarta.
Photographs: Crack Palinggi/Reuters.

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Managing Director, World Bank

Rank :55

Country: Indonesia

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Padmasree Warrior.
Photographs: Courtesy, Cisco.

Padmasree Warrior

Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco Systems

Rank: 57

Country: United States 

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World's 30 most powerful women in businessmo

Image: Miuccia Prada attends the 2010 Carlo Porta Award held at Teatro Manzon.
Photographs: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images
Miuccia Prada

Owner, Fashion Designer, Prada

Rank: 58

Country: Italy        

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World's 30 most powerful women in business

Image: Abigail Johnson.
Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters.
Abigail Johnson

President, Financial Services, Fidelity Investments

Rank: 60

Country: United States

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World's 30 most powerful women in business


Photographs: Courtesy, NBC Universal.

Bonnie Hammer

Chairman, Cable Entertainment Group, NBC Universal, Comcast

Rank: 61

Country: United States

Gail Kelly

CEO, Westpac Banking Group

Rank: 62

Country: Australia