The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been named No 1 in the World's 20 Most Powerful Moms list which also ranked India-born Indra Nooyi at the 3rd spot and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at No 6. The list released by Forbes ahead of World Mother's Day today placed 64-year-old Clinton, who has one of the world's biggest jobs in hand, at No 1.
The list chosen from diverse spheres of government, business, entertainment and philanthropy ranked 64-year-old Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at second position, who has a daughter.
56-year-old Nooyi, PepsiCo Chairman and a mother of two has been placed at 3rd position. She says if her kids call in the middle of a meeting, she takes the call. 65-year-old Sonia, mother of Priyanka and Rahul, was ranked ahead of US First Lady Michelle Obama (ranked 7) and Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (ranked 20).
According to the magazine, “Power moms must develop unique strategies to succeed in both boardrooms and playrooms.” ForbesWoman analysed the annual list of the world's 100 most powerful women - based on money controlled, decision-making power and multiple measures of influence-and teased out the moms who are at the top of their game. The list also figured Melinda Gates, co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of IMF, and Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook.