This lady is the most powerful woman in the world!
At least according to Forbes Magazine. Most often, when a Poll result is published, I just don't take them seriously. Most Polls are organized by certain groups that have an agenda to push forward. To judge a "valid" poll, one must study the questions that has been asked of the participants, and no one has time for that. Well, the Forbe's list is not based on a typical poll, but it is based on a composite of visibility (measured by press citations) and economic impact. Well it is, still, based on some people's judgment and not necessary the absolute truth.
Having said that, I am glad to see Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, name on top of the list. She has an inspiring life story and a great role model for many women around the world. She is a daughter of Christian pastor who grew up in East Germany and, in addition to being the first female German chancellor and the youngest German chancellor ever, Merkel is also the first one from East Germany (although born in Hamburg), the first one born after World War II, and the first one with a background in natural sciences.
I like the fact, that she has always played down the gender issue and brushed off media gibes about her plain appearance. Read about her, and I am sure, you will be inspired, touched and moved by her accomplishments.
There are several other names on this list that I like and I always follow their stories. But I would like you to read about Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (#100 on the list),President of Liberia, the first female president of an African nation to get the war-torn country back on track.