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
380 172
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Debra Myal added Physicist, Chemist, Scientist

2
847 501
Queen Victoria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Keith A. West added

3
1,771 1,225
Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time

4
1,335 922
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Statesman, Politician, Chemist

5
931 630
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Crown Princess

6
837 568
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Nun, Teacher

7
644 420
Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Ari Aries added Military Leader

8
191 76
Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
DavidLleraYT(David) added

9
543 413
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Author, Writer, Babysitter

10
427 323
Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Pacifist, Lecturer, Author

11
891 753
Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KenDay added Politician, Diplomat, Author

12
1,321 1,257
J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Novelist, Film Producer, Author

13
247 183
Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
KaylaBField added Activist

14
889 869
Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
FrancisZaia added Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat

15
965 988
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time

16
702 733
Malala Yousafzai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
MagnusLindholm added Writer

17
717 756
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

18
58 13
Saint (Spirit) Mary Blessed Vi... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Peter DeSilvey added

19
655 725
Sonia Sotomayor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Editor, Judge, Jurist

20
553 660
Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Politician, Professor, Author

21
589 710
Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer

22
572 698
Marillyn Hewson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
looksharp added Businessperson
CEO of Lockheed Martin

23
503 613
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
Magazine editor, Journalist

24
62 42
Elizabeth I of England is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Women Of All Time
andrew2023336 added Politician

25
573 706
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