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Forbes Magazine's Most Powerful Women
"Each year "Forbes Magazine" compiles and publishes its list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women. The following are from their list released in August, 2012."
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In 94th position is a TV commentator/reporter know for her tough interviewing style. She was born in Appleton, WI and earned a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., she is maried to a fellow member of the bar, John Coale, who was an adviser to Sarah Palin. She first became known to millions of TV viewers who were following the O.J. Simpson case when she appeared as a legal expert on CNN's coverage. Can you name this frequently seen TV journalist?
Greta Van Sustereren
Jan Fields came in 88th on the list. She is the United States president of one of the most famous global companies in history. At the age of 23 she started working for that company, making $2.65 an hour. Her 2011 base salary was $593,000 and her total compensation package for the year was over $2,000,000.
The company she works for started in 1940 and in 2011 had estimated sales of over $25 billion. Who is her employer?
Hertz Rent-a Car
Ellen Johnson, number 82 on the list, was born October 29, 1938 in the capital city of Monrovia, Liberia. At the age of 17 she married James Sirleaf and traveled to the United States. She gained her education in the U.S. before returning to Liberia where she was elected President in 2005. She was a co-winner of The Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.
At which American University did she earn her Master's Degree in Public Administration?
University of Pennsylvania
J.K. Rowling, a virtual unknown till the late 1990s, is placed 78th on the list. She is, of course, the author of the "Harry Potter" series of books that have sold over 400 million copies around the world. She rose from near poverty to become a member of "Forbes Magazine"'s List of the World's Richest People with an estimated $1 billion net worth. She has been honored with many awards. Do you have a hunch about which one she captured in 2001?
Time Magazine's Person of the Year
Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Hugo Award for Best Novel
In 14th place is a singer-actress who is a prominent, albeit sometimes controversial, occupier of the entertainment spotlight. She was born in New York and briefly attended N.Y.U. before dropping out to begin her career. This flamboyant performer has won numerous Grammys and more than a dozen MTV Awards. Her 2011 album "Born This Way" sold over eight million copies around the world. Can you name her?
Number 10 on the list is Sheryl Sandberg. After earning her M.B.A. from Harvard in 1995 she held many important positions before becoming Facebook's C.O.O. in 2008. After four years in that job she became the first female member of Facebook's Board of Directors. Before she began her social networking career, what important position did she hold from 1996-2001?
President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Director of The Red Cross
Chief of Staff to theTreasurer of the United States
President of Habitat for Humanity
Number eight on the list, Christine Lallouette Lagarde, is the first female Managing Director and Chairman of the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.).
She was born in Paris on New Year's Day in 1956. She worked her way to the top job at the I.M.F. after serving in several other positions. Which of the following jobs, all of which she held, did she hold for just one month?
French Minister of Agriculture
French Minister of Commerce and Industry
French Minister of Finance
Chairman of Baker & McKenzie, Law Firm
In the number five spot we find Jill Abramson. She was born in N.Y.C. on March 19, 1954. She graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in History and Literature in 1976. While in college, she was the Arts editor for "The Harvard Independent". Her journalistic career led her to become the first female editor at one of the world's best known and most influential publications. Can you pick the proper paper?
The Wall Street Journal
The Times of London
The New York Times
The Washington Post
In third place on the list is Dilma Rousseff. On October 31, 2010 she was elected to be the 36th president of her South American country and the first woman to be so chosen. She assumed the office on January 1, 2011 succeeding two term President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. In 1979 she was a co-founder of her country's Democratic Labour Party. Can you conclude which country it is?
...a drumroll please, as we announce Forbes magazine's Most Powerful Women in the World, German Chancellor Angela Merkel. As Frank Sinatra would sing she is "A, number one, top of the list, head of the heap". It is the sixth time she has been so honored by Forbes Magazine having previously won in 2006-2009 and 2011. Whom did she *defeat* to become chancellor?
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