Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women 2008

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Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has been named one of the most powerful women in the world for 2008 by Forbes Magazine.

PGMA is ranked #41, ahead of US First Lady Laura Bush (#44), Queen Elizabeth II (#58), ABC's Barbara Walters (#63) and Diane Sawyer (#65), Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (#66) and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan (#96).

It's actually the lady president's third time in the list, the first time being was in 2004 when she was at #9 and the second time in 2006 when she was ranked #46.

To quote from Forbes, here's how they describe President Arroyo:

The scandal-tainted president's popularity fell to a record low in June over escalating food and energy prices; Arroyo soon announced a deal with oil companies to trim diesel prices. A recent imbroglio: Arroyo's husband is among those accused of accepting bribes in a $330 million deal with a Chinese telecom firm. Despite rumors of another ouster campaign in the works, Arroyo has survived three impeachment attempts and three coup plots since taking office in 2001 and is sure to fight back.



Topping the list for the third time is German chancellor Angela Merkel.

Here's the complete list of 100 Most Powerful Women in the World 2008:

rank name
1 Angela Merkel
2 Sheila C. Bair
3 Indra K. Nooyi
4 Angela Braly
5 Cynthia Carroll
6 Irene B. Rosenfeld
7 Condoleezza Rice
8 Ho Ching
9 Anne Lauvergeon
10 Anne Mulcahy
11 Gail Kelly
12 Patricia A. Woertz
13 Cristina Fernandez
14 Christine Lagarde
15 Safra A. Catz
16 Carol B. Tome
17 Yulia Tymoshenko
18 Mary Sammons
19 Andrea Jung
20 Marjorie Scardino
21 Sonia Gandhi
22 Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
23 Sri Mulyani Indrawati
24 Dr. Julie Gerberding
25 Michelle Bachelet
26 Ellen Alemany
27 Carol Meyrowitz
28 Hillary Rodham Clinton
29 Hynd Bouhia
30 Anne Sweeney
31 Valentina Matviyenko
32 Nancy Tellem
33 Ann Livermore
34 Marina Berlusconi
35 Nancy Pelosi
36 Oprah Winfrey
37 Gulzhan Moldazhanova
38 Aung San Suu Kyi
39 Lynn Laverty Elsenhans
40 Melinda Gates
41 Gloria Arroyo
42 Jane Mendillo
43 Linda Z. Cook
44 Laura Bush
45 Brenda Barnes
46 Christine Poon
47 Neelie Kroes
48 Amy Woods Brinkley
49 Susan E. Arnold
50 Susan Decker
51 Ana Patricia Botin
52 Tzipora Livni
53 Dominique Senequier
54 Amy Pascal
55 Ursula Burns
56 Helen Clark
57 Laura Desmond
58 Queen Elizabeth II
59 Mayawati Kumari
60 Judy McGrath
61 Meredith Vieira
62 Katie Couric
63 Barbara Walters
64 Sallie Krawcheck
65 Diane Sawyer
66 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
67 Janice Fields
68 Zhang Xin
69 Zaha Hadid
70 Yang Mian Mian
71 Tarja Halonen
72 Ruth Bader Ginsburg
73 Hyun Jeong-Eun
74 Mary McAleese
75 Guler Sabanci
76 Drew Gilpin Faust
77 Lisa M. Weber
78 Dora Bakoyannis
79 Beth Brooke
80 Lee Myung-Hee
81 Susan M. Ivey
82 Nancy McKinstry
83 Janet L. Robinson
84 Margaret Chan
85 Clara Furse
86 Ellen J. Kullman
87 Susan Desmond-Hellmann
88 Eva Cheng
89 Maha Al-Ghunaim
90 Christina Gold
91 Christiane Amanpour
92 Pamela Nicholson
93 Ann Moore
94 Sharon Allen
95 Jing Ulrich
96 Queen Rania Al-Abdullah
97 Virginia Rometty
98 Georgina Rinehart
99 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
100 Paula Rosput Reynolds





































































































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