The United States of America is world’s most powerful country. It is the largest economy with also one of the strongest militaries in the world. US is ranked most powerful country because of its citizens; man, woman, and youth together contribute for the welfare of any country. For a country, if women of any country become literate, independent then the speed of development and progress multiplies itself. Today, women of US have stepped-up to actively participate in the economics of the country. The power is in the brain and in the efforts made to achieve the goals, these days women owns some of the brilliant minds with them. Let us find out who is the Top 13 most powerful women in the United States of America.
#13 MEG WHITMAN
One of the better business women of America, Meg Whitman is the President and Chief Executive officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She started her career in the late 70s as the brand manager at Procter & Gamble. It was Meg Whitman who enlarged eBay from a $4 million company in 1998 to $8 billion enterprises in 2008. Since January 2011, Whitman is associated with Hewlett-Packard. She has a net-worth of over $ 2.1 billion.
#12 URSULA BURNS
Ursula is the chairwoman of Xerox, one of the Fortune 500 companies. With a salary of approx 20 million US $ Ursula is heading the company at a fast pace. From a summer intern to chairman Ursula has blended all her efforts to reach the current position.
#11 VIRGINIA ROMETTY
Virginia Rometty is the current president and CEO of IBM (International Business Machines Corporation). Rometty leading one of the best IT companies is surely one of the most influential and powerful people in the world. From starting her career as a system engineer at IBM in 1981 to clicking a salary package of more than US $20 million, she is also one of a member of White House business-advisory council.
#10 LADY GAGA
Born as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, professionally known as Lady Gaga holds a net worth of around $275 million. She is a singer, songwriter, and actress that is ruling minds of Americans with her voice and music. She is also the best selling musicians of all time. With several Guinness World Records, Grammy Awards and various others, she is a power packed performer.
#09 IRENE ROSENFELD
Irene Rosenfeld is one of the giant names in the food and beverage industry for last 30 years. She is presently working as Chairwoman and CEO of Mondelez International (Mother brand of Cadbury, Oreo and other super brands).
#08 INDRA NOOYI
The chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, is the leader of world’s second-largest food and beverage business in the world. She is also the consistent member of the list of World’s most powerful women. Apart from positions at PepsiCo she is also the elected chairwoman of the US-India Business Council.
#07 OPRAH WINFREY
Oprah Winfrey is the host of one of the highest-rated television program – The Oprah Winfrey Show. The Presidential Medal winner, one of the most influential women in the world, and also the richest African-American, Oprah is a legend with a net-worth of over US $ 3.1 billion.
#06 SHERYL SANDBERG
The first woman to work as the Facebook’s Board of Directors, Shery Sandberg is also the COO at Facebook. Her previous jobs include working at Google and US Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers. In 2017 she has an estimated net-worth of US $ 1.65 billion in her name.
#05 JANET NAPOLITANO
The big political player Janet Napolitano has marked her presence as a most likable contender for becoming the 1st female President of US. She has worked as the Governor of Arizona, US Secretary of Homeland Security and also as the president of the University of California.
#04 MICHELLE OBAMA
The first lady of the US from 2009 to 2017, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is the wife of 44th President of US Barack Obama. She has become the role model for women and a social activist working for poverty awareness, healthy eating and others. She was also Barack’s main supporter in the presidential campaign.
#03 JILL ABRAMSON
She speaks her word to the country as the executive editor of The New York Times. She started her career early in 1997 as the bureau chief. Present day she is working as the political columnist in the Guardian US.
#02 MELINDA GATES
Melinda Gates is the co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Melinda has worked as Microsoft employee before getting married; she has contributed to various Microsoft’s products. She is also the wife of World’s Richest Man Bill Gates. Gates is also a social activist, with her husband Bill, Melinda has donated more than US $28 billion.
#01 HILARY CLINTON
Hilary Clinton is one of the most powerful women in the US. She was the first lady of the US from 1993 to 2001. She also has a strong political hold in US politics. In the recent Presidential elections, after giving a tough competition she ended to a defeat against her opponent Donald Trump.