Forbes Magazine released its annual list of the world's 100 most powerful women. The magazine describes the list as "our annual snapshot of the 100 top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities, next gen entrepreneurs and philanthropists who matter most." Here is a look at the top 12. (May 23, 2013)
1. Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany.
2. Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil.
3. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
4. Michelle Obama, first lady.
5. Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state, senator and first lady.
6. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook.
8. Janet Napolitano, director of U.S. Homeland Security.
9. Sonia Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress.
11. Geun-hye Park, president of South Korea.
12. Ginni Rometty, president and CEO of IBM.