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The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women


oprah charice The Worlds 100 Most Powerful Women
Who are the three most
powerful women in the world? Obviously it depends on who you ask. In
Forbes’ ranking of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, we take a
rigorous methodological approach that measures public profile and
financial heft. But "power" can be defined in many different ways. What
would happen if we asked a group of successful women whom they would

Oprah Winfrey, because she already demonstrates her power all
over the world as an advocate for women’s issues; the most prominent
black woman of her time, one of the wealthiest and most influential in
matters of health, culture and philanthropy. She whomped up 1 million
new voters for Barack Obama.
She has spearheaded charities in South Africa. When she talks, people
listen. She is universally popular as well, a real crossover between
blacks and whites.

–Liz Smith, Gossip columnist

To find out, we turned to our friends at, also known as
Women on the Web, a site launched by 16 influential women, including 60 Minutes reporter
Lesley Stahl, actress Candice Bergen, columnist Peggy Noonan and
comedian Lily Tomlin.’s CEO, Joni Evans, the former
publisher of both Random House and Simon & Schuster, asked 12 of
her contributors who they thought were the three most powerful women in
the world, and why. Their answers are below.

To find out, we turned to
our friends at, also known as Women on the Web, a site
launched by 16 influential women, including 60 Minutes reporter
Lesley Stahl, actress Candice Bergen, columnist Peggy Noonan and
comedian Lily Tomlin.’s CEO, Joni Evans, the former
publisher of both Random House and Simon & Schuster, asked 12 of
her contributors who they thought were the three most powerful women in
the world, and why. Their answers are below.

Lesley Stahl
Television reporter,  60 Minutes

Nancy Pelosi–Said to be one of the most powerful speakers of the
House, ever. Will have even more power if the Democrats pick up a
barrel of new seats.

Laura Bush (and soon either Michelle Obama or Cindy McCain), because first ladies are  always more influential than they like to let on.

Tie for three: Oprah and Hillary for their hold on so many women’s
hearts and minds. (Oprah: One million votes! Go, girl; Hillary: Many
more millions!)

Liz Smith
Gossip columnist

1. Oprah Winfrey, because she already demonstrates her power all
over the world as an advocate for women’s issues; the most prominent
black woman of her time, one of the wealthiest and most influential in
matters of health, culture and philanthropy. She whomped up 1 million
new voters for Barack Obama.
She has spearheaded charities in South Africa. When she talks, people
listen. She is universally popular as well, a real crossover between
blacks and whites.

2. Condoleezza Rice because she is the U.S. secretary of state. She is much more powerful and prestigious these days because the Bush administration
has superseded the neo-cons like Cheney and company, with Condoleezza
having more visibility and diplomatic clout than any other female on
the globe. The position may be tenuous and could end with the end of
the Bush administration. But for the moment and with Russia growling at
Europe, she is really quite indispensable.

3. Don’t laugh–Angelina Jolie,
as reformed weirdo sex object, is now a big player in international
philanthropy as it regards saving and improving the lives of children.
She is living her lessons and influencing young people. And she and
Brad Pitt are giving away money hand over fist. Although she may be a
movie star, she is a successful one in a business where there are very
few of her ilk anymore. She is becoming a role model for the large
worldwide group of indulgers in pop culture, and she is deadly serious.
She is also one of the most beautiful women in the world, and she has
an influence that is larger even than she thinks it is. She is oddly,
also, humble about her place in the universe. She, of all the stars in
movies, doesn’t even have a press agent.

Mary Wells

Entrepreneur, founder of advertising agency Wells Rich Greene

To begin with, there are not three most powerful women in the world
as there are not three most powerful men in the world. Also, I think
there is a big difference between being successful, influential,
important, iconic–and powerful. Powerful women are changing people’s
lives in ways that people do not control. Many women change people’s
ideas, but few women change their lives in ways they may not know
anything about and can’t stop.

Queen Elizabeth, Hillary in 2008, Oprah, Nancy Pelosi, Patricia
Russo, Irene Rosenfeld, and Indra Nooyi are very impressive women. I am
impressed with all the women suggested so far. And it is fun to read
about them.

But they do not have true power over many people’s lives. They have
power over their businesses and one aspect of politics or another and
they may impact our ideas and styles, but they are not in positions to
change our lives without our even knowing it or having any control.

There are a number of women who are powerful in that sense–whether
I am impressed by them or not–so I am just pulling three out of a hat.

Condoleezza Rice has power every day–she acts on behalf of the
president of the United States and makes decisions in far-flung places
that Mr. Bush does not know about until months later. In that position,
with a country as powerful as the United States, she controls our

Ruth Ginsberg, as a liberal thinker on America’s Supreme Court, affects
the balance and the direction the country takes and, as a result, the
reactions and directions other countries take. That is power in my view.

I just have to add one suggested by a friend: the Virgin Mary. Of
all symbolic women figures, she is alive and powerful to vast groups of
people and to men as well as women. Throughout the world, people
believe she can change lives and change the world, and they react
accordingly. As a force in the world, she is very powerful and very
real whether we like it or not.

Judith Martin

Advice columnist, Miss Manners

1. Mother Nature. The mighty forces of civilization have not been
able to tame her, so now we are trying flattery. That isn’t working
either. We keep declaring that we are on her side, that we only want to
protect her, and that we believe that everything natural is good–and
then she slaps us with a hurricane, an earthquake, an epidemic, a
tornado, a flood or a famine.

2. Aphrodite. There appears to be no end to the number of times she can
demonstrate her ability to destroy a powerful man in an instant.

3. Calliope, Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato,
Polymnia and Urania. Whatever else is happening, one or another of the
Muses is able to inspire, excite and console us.

Joan Juliet Buck

Writer, editor,  Vogue columnist

Aung San Su Kyi because she’s a living martyr under house arrest.

Queen Elizabeth II because she endures.

Oprah Winfrey because where she leads, others follow.

Sheila Nevins

President, documentary and family programming, HBO and Cinemax

Condoleezza Rice: Unflappable. Representing a disgraced and unpopular
incumbent, she treads fearlessly into different worlds of suited men.
Who knows what music she will play when she throws off her chains.

Nancy Pelosi: Remaining a "lady," has the power and balls to make
politics work for the people. She takes rebuffs like a great
heavyweight and goes on punching for the betterment of the populace.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg: Is the intellectual liberal thinker on a sharply divided Supreme Court
and the only one to stand up to Antonin Scalia’s arguments on the
conservative side. As such, she affects the balance of the Supreme
Court and the country. May she live long.

Joan Ganz Cooney

Founder,  Sesame Street

Hillary Clinton because she has shown that nothing is going to stop her from becoming the president of the most powerful nation in the world.

Queen Elizabeth II because she can turn anyone into a puddle when she is not amused.

Dame Edna Everage because she can render whole Assignment nations helpless with laughter.

Lily Tomlin

By Presence:

1. Ellen DeGeneres, because she has been a deep, life-changing
influence on millions of people–the first openly gay performer with a
hugely successful talk show and, now, chosen most popular television
personality over No. 2–Oprah! How deep is the influence when so many,
so affectionately have accepted Ellen first and foremost as a human? A
talented, funny, lovable one–but a human.

By Commitment:

2. Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie
(thanks, Liz) because they’ve used their fame and money to make such a
huge difference. They’ve both raised consciousness around the world.
They’ve each proved by personal commitment just how much one person can
make a difference.

By Fearless Determination and Belief in Self:

3. Hillary Clinton, in spite of relentless, hateful attack and
ridicule, gleefully counted down again and again, Hillary rallied
against all of it to inspire 18 million Americans to vote for her, to
believe in her candidacy and to sustain a long-term loyalty that, one
day, will likely put her in the White House as the first woman
president. As vice presidential running mate, she could have been the
power that would have clinched Obama’s election. That’s a power we need
right now. I say all this even though I look squint-eyed at all
politicians. But some, I believe, are way better than others, and how
much better depends on us.

Condoleezza Rice, not! I can’t go there. I don’t know how anyone in the Bush Administration
can be redeemed after actively being a part of misleading our great
country and running it into the ground. Speaking above of one person
making a difference: It will take millions of people to undo the harm
that’s been done by this one president.

Jane Wagner
Screenwriter, director, producer

I prefer to list the three most influential women, not the three
most powerful, although you could say that anyone with extraordinary
influence does, ipso facto, have a great deal of power–so, OK, here

1. Oprah Winfrey is so influential in so many ways that I don’t even
have to list the ways she has influence because we all know the ways
and, most likely, have fallen under her influence. To me, "the Oprah
Factor" is not a pejorative term; it is a force for good. I hope it
won’t sound facetious to say that Oprah has given higher consciousness
to millions of middlebrows throughout the world (I am one of those
middlebrows, by the way). It does sound facetious, but I actually think
this is a remarkable accomplishment and valuable to our evolution.

2. Ruth Bader Ginsberg. To think of the Supreme Court without her fills
many Americans with a sense of loss–a measure of her importance and,
in my view, an acknowledgement of her brilliant and balanced wisdom.

3. Hillary Clinton. Yes, Hillary, despite the media mugging she has
endured. A year ago, I might have said Nancy Pelosi, but I feel she is
a shadow of her former self, although she may not be entirely to blame.
So many have mentioned Condoleezza Rice, and a case could be made, of
course, but I tend to think of Bush and Rice as co-dependents and
treadmill buddies. Can she be this powerful when joined at the hip to a
hopelessly weak and flawed George Bush? What if McCain chooses her to
be vice president? I guess that’s pretty powerful.

I also like Liz Smith’s offbeat suggestion of Angelina Jolie. Liz said
it all as to why she qualifies, and I agree with Mary Wells about Indra
Nooyi. And there’s Angela Merkel.

Christiane Amanpour: Her mind-opening documentaries are seen Sale arimidex throughout the world.

J.K. Rowling, who has influenced the minds of millions of young people with the Harry Potter books. Dissertation

Melinda French Gates as co-founder of the Gates Foundation,
dedicated to bringing innovations in health and learning to the global

And, maybe it seems self-serving as a card-carrying wOwer, but I
think we have many important and influential women right in our midst:
Sheila Nevins (talk about documentaries); Liz Smith (talk about
diversity); Mary Wells; Joni Evans; Lesley Stahl; Peggy Noonan; Marlo
Thomas as outreach director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital;
Joan Ganz Cooney (talk about influencing the minds of millions of kids).

Candice Bergen


Thought our Liz had an intriguing take. As always. I, like many,
would vote Oprah. No contest. And Condi Rice, who seems to have passed
through an earlier, sinister phase into someone more benign and yet
more powerful. Then I was going to vote Hillary or Nancy, but Liz
caught my attention with the Angelina idea. So I’ll leave it to split
between the three of them. With Michelle Obama hopefully taking a slot.
Oh. And Judith Martin’s answer is simply way over my tiny head. I’m
from L.A., let’s not forget.

Julia Reed

Writer,  Newsweek

The world is a big place, and I’m always uncomfortable picking out
three of anything, much less powerful women. In my own world, which is
currently–geographically, at least–New Orleans, it has been women,
not surprisingly, who have led the city’s recovery at the grass-roots
level. Even here there are far more than three to pick out, but I’ll
try. There’s LaToya Cantrell, who almost singlehandedly brought about
the rebuilding of her neighborhood, the flooded, mixed-race Broadmoor
area–and this was long before the first federal or state dollars
started to roll in–thus demonstrating the grit and unflagging energy
and determination that influenced dozens of neighborhood leaders like

There’s Anne Milling, who responded to members of Congress like
Denny Hastert, who questioned whether the city should be rebuilt at
all, by forming Women of the Storm, to lobby senators and
representatives, organizing their trips to New Orleans and ultimately
having significant impact in getting a reluctant Congress to
appropriate billions to rebuild homes and businesses.

There’s Ruthie Frierson, who founded Citizens for One Greater New
Orleans, because she realized that if we didn’t carry out reforms at
the local and state level, we would have a hard time getting federal
relief, or anybody to take us seriously ever again. Her group has had
enormous success, including the reform of our byzantine system of levee
boards, which contributed to the levee failures.

These women operate in the mode of my own mother, Judy Reed, who is
arguably the most powerful person–or at least the most powerful force
for good–in my hometown of Greenville, Miss. There are women like this
in every community in our country, thank God.

On a far wider stage, no one is more powerful than Melinda Gates.

I would also put Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America, on any
list. She had the power of a great idea to address a serious need in
our country. She founded her organization 18 years ago, and now there
are 3,700 Teach for America teachers around the country, but her impact
in terms of encouraging the formation of other groups like hers, and
inspiring people to think outside the box when addressing our education
ills, has been enormous. It has also helped generations of young people
learn to engage in philanthropy, something larger than them.

Aside from being one of my very favorite novelists, Joan Didion, with those brilliant essays in  Slouching Towards Bethlehem and  The White Album, changed Journalism As We Know It at least as much as Tom Wolfe.

Peggy Noonan

Writer,  The Wall Street Journal

I have to echo Mary Wells: The Virgin Mary, also known as the
Blessed Mother, is the most influential and powerful woman in the
world. A good portion of the 1.2 billion Catholics in the world talk to
her regularly, or every day, or more, seeking help and advice.
Protestants honor her singular place in history, and the Koran speaks
of her with respect as well. She was a young Jewish girl when she
changed human history. So you see she covers a lot of territory.

She did this by saying one word: "Yes." She performs miracles. She
consoles. She has come down to talk to little children; she once, in
Fatima, or maybe Lourdes, made the sun dance to prove that she was
there. She is understood as such a source of mercy that it’s a pious
old joke to say that when you die, if Saint Peter won’t let you through
the gates, you should go around the back to talk to Mary and she’ll try
to get you in. But she’s very good at thwarting mischief; when old John
Paul was shot, he felt certain she’d saved his life by redirecting a
bullet away from his artery.

She is the main source of strength to many people who happen to make
the world work, to keep it running. Without her, nothing would work.
She protects nations. You cannot love Mary and at the same time hold to
disparaging assumptions as to the place and power of women, so she is a
powerful teacher in that area, also. She is very brave but not
warrior-like, very powerful but not forward or aggressive. She is, I
guarantee you, a mainstay and great love of some of the Most Powerful
Women named on this list. (Ask the U.S. speaker of the House.) She is
the Queen of Peace. We are lucky she is there.

9 Responses to “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”

  1. regal baby says:

    To all Charismanians, particularly from the Philippines: If you will notice, there is a documentary film being aired on IBC Channel 13 (in the late afternoon) which is made by a Korean crew. It features the Kalde-kaldero, Kawa-kawali Atbp Restaurant and other Philippines features. The main goal of the Korean TV company is to document anything about Charice. They even feature Falsevoice, whose real name is David Duenas (a nursing student from Las Pinas). But what I can not understand is WHY IN THE HELL THEY HAVE TO FEATURE SARAH GERONIMO, which seems to have an even longer documentary than Charice. I have nothing against Sarah but the documentary is supposed to feature one subject for each type of feature. If Charice is the main feature, why is Sarah even featured. TINAMAAN NG LINTEK NA ABS-CBN yan! Isinaksak na naman ang alaga nila at isinakay na naman sa kasikatan ni Charice. Kung si Sarah ang sumikat, palagay nyo kaya isasakay si Charice? I- boycott ang ABS-CBN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. nikki says:


    Worlds Smartest Kids will be aired again in OPRAH show this coming Friday, September 5, 2008. Check Oprah’s Website and it was scheduled.

    Pre-show event for Charice for September 6 performance in Feyenoord, Netherlands. Thanks Oprah.

    Fans of Charice in the Netherlands, or any fans who will be present in the Sept 6 event, please record the performance and share it with us. Thanks in advance.

    Congratulations Charice!!! Millions of people will be watching you in this event. Thanks to WOWOWEE…that’s where the people in Feyenoord saw Charice singing their favorite anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. I love this song too. In fact, I was always teary-eyed everytime I see Charice singing this song. I listened to a lot of good singers singing this song but I don’t understand, it does not have any effect on me.

    More blessings to you, Charice!

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  3. jn says:

    I don’t like the suspense…not seeing Cha in any event for now but anyways I know something big is out there.
    Gosh, Charice appointment book is full:
    (Correct me if I am wrong…okey)
    Here are as follows.

    September 6, 2008=Cha will be performing in the 100th anniversary of Feyenood Rotterdam Netherlands.

    September 12-13= “Harmony” with David and Friends in Edmonton, Alberta.

    September 21= “Kapamilya One” in Ontario, Southern California.

    September 28= Cha will be with the “Wowowee” in Winnepeg,Canada.
    Charice, I wish you luck and be safe.
    I hope somebody can share a vid of Cha’s performance in these events.

    To ADM, contributors,and friends, a big THANKS.

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  4. Schoenheit says:

    And the winner is (3rd yr. on a row):
    Angela Merkel – Germany´s Chancellor. Most of the Germans are wondering???

    Germany 3:31 pm

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  5. Friscokid says:

    ********** JUST FOR FUN & LAUGHS! **********

    In August, CHARICE was criticized for weight gain after photos surfaced of her wearing a Gwen’s hat & looking fuller-figured in a bikini in the Philippines. “We know what you ate this morning, Love – everything!” TRIVIAMASTER wrote. “But perhaps you need to limit your carbs intake” suggested by: Manangbabes.
    Now, the MAGNOLIA star has the last laugh. In the new issue of PHIL STAR, on newsstands now, the 16-year-old shows off the new body she got after just 3 weeks (Isolation) & her trainer reveals to Us exclusively how she lost 5 pounds.
    “I am in a pretty good workout regimen that I like, so it inspired me to keep it up,” EUNICE tells Us. “The energy level & the way I feel now is great.” “Hirap kumanta na mabigat ang tiyan. Magalaw ako pa naman sa stage minsan. Baka marinig pati hingal ko later on.” commented by: HPJ “With her, it’s not, ‘I want to look good in that dress,’” trainer Juan de la Cruz31 tells Us. She wanted to start moving around because she thought it would burn unwanted calories & make her feel better. “Improve on how you dress up & please don’t let success go into your head,” says: LIZ. “She told me, ‘They said some rude, mean things, but that’s not why I wanted to change,’” Mommy Raquel says. “Stop munching on those KIT-KAT then,” reiterated by M&M. “Charice must also be careful about her weight. She has to look & sound like a STAR in everyway.” Posted by: TONZ & FM: The DIRECTOR; “I have the following suggestion:

    * You have to make your own fashion.
    * Start to exercise & eat nutritious food so you will gain height when you grow up.
    * Continue to sing different kinds of songs, do not concentrate on only one style.
    * You have 2 have your own original songs, find good song writers 2 write for you.
    * Package your self well specially don’t forget values.
    * When you go on live, make sure you are well dressed; no T-shirt no Jeans.
    * If you are able 2 afford a vehicle find one that will complement your being a star.
    * Always be humble & sing from the heart.
    * If you will do a concert make sure that it has a full orchestra with brass bands, string instruments & percussion instruments including backup singers & good backup dancers, male & female; & fantastic stage props. Hope you make it big & don’t mind the others, do your own thing.” LEONARDO

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  6. mikee says:

    Thanks a lot for the response.We’ll just wait for the latest of charice.I don’t like suspense coz I’m may not be ready about it.
    anyway we have nothing to do just to wait.


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  7. Daniel says:

    mikee – It’s been quiet lately with CHA not guesting on any local shows in the Philippines. I checked other sites and there are no new vids on Charice. Maybe she’s busy on a surprise project we don’t anything about. We know she’ll be in Netherland on Sept 6 and she’s guesting on One Kapamilya Go in Ontario, CA USA on Sept 21 which I will be there to take video. CHA is keeping all her fans in suspense.

    Friscokid – I enjoy reading your comments and thought provoking commentary. Thanks for filling up the void while we wait for any news or vid from Charice.

    Admin- Thanks for your time and efforts in keeping this website for all Charicemanians to share their comments and express their feelings. I like this site because I can put in my comments without signing in with passwords and user name.

    Los Angeles, U.S.A.

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  8. mikee says:

    Hi to all charicemanians,

    what’s the latest now to charice and what is she doing right now and what keeps her busy coz I have’nt heared anything from her.can anyone tell me what’s going on?


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  9. Friscokid says:


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