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
377 163
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Debra Myal added Physicist, Chemist, Scientist

2
842 491
Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Keith A. West added

3
1,764 1,219
Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time

4
1,331 916
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Statesman, Politician, Chemist

5
644 409
Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Military Leader

6
926 626
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Crown Princess

7
833 560
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Nun, Teacher

8
190 67
Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
DavidLleraYT(David) added

9
541 405
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Author, Writer, Babysitter

10
425 316
Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Pacifist, Lecturer, Author

11
889 750
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Politician, Diplomat, Author

12
1,320 1,248
J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Novelist, Film Producer, Author

13
243 178
Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Activist

14
887 865
Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
FrancisZaia added Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat

15
964 984
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time

16
700 724
Malala Yousafzai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
MagnusLindholm added Writer

17
715 752
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

18
654 717
Sonia Sotomayor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Editor, Judge, Jurist

19
49 12
Saint (Spirit) Mary Blessed Vi... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added

20
62 33
Elizabeth I of England is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
andrew2023336 added Politician

21
571 690
Marillyn Hewson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
looksharp added Businessperson
CEO of Lockheed Martin

22
37 9
Mary Magdalene is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added

23
545 658
Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Politician, Professor, Author

24
582 708
Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer

25
572 698
Ewa Kopacz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
EdgarMüller added General practitioner, Politician
Prime Minister of Poland