Powerful Female Leaders Who Are Making A Positive Impact On The World

Whether they're ruling a country, organizing a rally, or managing a brand empire, these ladies have a tremendous influence on the world as we know it. Our list of role models inspires women to take charge and be the change they want to see! Share if you agree!

Sheryl Sandberg

COO of Facebook

Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany

Hillary Clinton

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Presidental candidate

Janet Yellen

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Chairwoman for the Federal Reserve Bank

Mary Barra

CEO of General Motors

Oprah Winfrey

Media mogul and entrepreneur

Christine Lagarde

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

Dilma Rousseff

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President of Brazil

Susan Wojcicki

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CEO of YouTube

Melinda Gates

Co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Virgina Rometty

CEO of IBM

Margaret Whitman

CEO of Hewlett Packard

Michelle Obama

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First Lady of the United States

Geun-Hye Park

President of South Korea

Indra Nooyi

CEO of Pepsico

Christina Kirchner

President of Argentina

Irene Rosenfeld

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CEO of Mondelez

Ana Botin

Chairwoman of Banco Santander

Abigail Johnson

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CEO of Fidelity Investments

Marillyn Hewson

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Chairwoman of Lockheed Martin

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Singer and entrepreneur

Marissa Mayer

CEO of Yahoo

Helen Clark

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Administrator of United Nations Development Programme in New Zealand

Emma Watson

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Actress and United Nations Ambassador

Safra Catz

CEO of Oracle

Angela Ahrendts

Senior Vice President of Apple

Sandra Day O'Connor

Former Supreme Court Justice

Gloria Steinem

Political activist

Martha Stewart

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Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Madonna

Singer and entrepreneur

J.K. Rowling

Author

Malala Yousafzai

Pakistani political activist

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Supreme Court Justice

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Former Filipino president

Aung San Suu Kyi

Nobel Peace Prize winner (2008)

Sonia Sotomayor

First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice

Elena Kagan

Supreme Court Justice