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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
768 433
Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Keith A. West added

2
287 107
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Debra Myal added Physicist, Chemist, Scientist

3
1,668 1,157
Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time

4
853 554
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
760 488
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Nun, Teacher

6
577 354
Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Military Leader

7
1,239 882
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Statesman, Politician, Chemist

8
489 341
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Author, Writer, Babysitter

9
373 263
Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Pacifist, Lecturer, Author

10
101 25
Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
DavidLleraYT(David) added

11
831 712
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Politician, Diplomat, Author

12
1,282 1,159
J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Novelist, Film Producer, Author

13
935 910
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time

14
843 821
Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
FrancisZaia added Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat

15
643 666
Malala Yousafzai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
MagnusLindholm added Writer

16
621 667
Sonia Sotomayor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Editor, Judge, Jurist

17
168 149
Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Activist

18
646 715
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

19
562 642
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
565 647
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
347 388
Theresa May is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Coolza added Politician -

British Prime Minister

22
485 559
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Magazine editor, Journalist

23
298 333
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Coolza added Businessperson, Record producer, Musician

24
452 525
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
453 527
Safra A. Catz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
looksharp added Businessperson - CEO of Oracle