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Politics The Most Powerful Women Of All Time  

Greg Stopera
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This is a list of the most powerful women of all time, as ranked by experts and by fans alike.

From world leaders to celebrities to corporate head honchos to media moguls, these notable women have had what it takes to run the world - and the universe. Many of the women on this list are famous politicians who broke through Washington's - or their respective capital's - glass ceiling and are now leading the charge to change our blue planet for the better. Some of the ladies are famous celebrities who use lend their names to worthy causes and charities, helping those who are less fortunate.  Many of these women have been said to have ties to or are members of the Illuminati.

What is a sad reality, though, is that many of these top women have had to face some form of gender-based discrimination. Why was it that it wasn't until 2007 that The United States House of Representatives picked its first female Speaker? Why is it that folks still debate whether or not comedians like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are funny? There is no other reason other than men being unimaginative and very obtuse.

Every single female on this list has accomplished something that very few people - man or woman - have done with their lives, which is leave their personal mark on the world. Women, like German Prime Minister Angela Merkel and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, are, of course, a given. But we shouldn't dismiss girls like supermodel Kate Upton. Her very presence can control men's minds - which can be a very positive thing.

Please vote for and rank the list of the most influential and powerful woman in the world. And if you don't see your favorite lady of note, feel free to add her to the list so that other readers could vote for her.

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1
775 437
Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Keith A. West added

2
296 111
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Debra Myal added Physicist, Chemist, Scientist

3
1,676 1,163
Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time

4
859 559
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Crown Princess

5
767 492
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Nun, Teacher

6
580 358
Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Military Leader

7
1,244 885
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Statesman, Politician, Chemist

8
494 346
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Author, Writer, Babysitter

9
376 267
Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Pacifist, Lecturer, Author

10
835 715
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Politician, Diplomat, Author

11
104 31
Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
DavidLleraYT(David) added

12
1,286 1,164
J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Novelist, Film Producer, Author

13
846 822
Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
FrancisZaia added Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat

14
937 918
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time

15
652 666
Malala Yousafzai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
MagnusLindholm added Writer

16
174 150
Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Activist

17
622 669
Sonia Sotomayor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Editor, Judge, Jurist

18
648 717
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

19
562 644
Marillyn Hewson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
looksharp added Businessperson - CEO of Lockheed Martin

20
565 649
Ewa Kopacz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
EdgarMüller added General practitioner, Politician - Prime Minister of Poland

21
303 334
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Coolza added Businessperson, Record producer, Musician

22
349 392
Theresa May is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Coolza added Politician -

British Prime Minister

23
486 562
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Magazine editor, Journalist

24
452 526
Ellen J. Kullman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
looksharp added Executive officer, Businessperson - CEO of Dupont

25
453 528
Safra A. Catz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
looksharp added Businessperson - CEO of Oracle