The most influential businesswomen in the world

It is Ginny Rometty, CEO of IBM, who this year takes first place in the magazine's list of the 50 most influential American businesswomen in the world. Assets. Last year Ms. Rometty placed 7th.

She is followed by PepsiCo CEO, who maintains her second place, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, in ninth place last year, and Kraft Foods CEO Irene Rosenfeld, previously in first place.

Oprah Winfrey, who ranked 16th last year, moved up to 50th this year.

Outside the U.S., the Most Influential Businesswoman award goes to Maria das Graças Foster, CEO of Petrobras, a Brazilian multinational oil company.

Coming in second on this list is Gail Kelly, CEO of Westpac, one of Australia's four largest banks. Ms. Kelly is followed by Cynthia Carroll, CEO of Britain's Anglo American, the world's largest platinum producer, followed by Barbara Kux, who sits on the board of Germany's Siemens.

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