World's most powerful women

Published On: Aug 23 2012 01:54:35 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 09 2015 03:00:00 AM EDT

International Women's Day was on Sunday -- so let's take look at some of the world's most powerful women, as complied by Forbes.

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Each year, Forbes ranks the most powerful women in the world based on both the traditional classifications of power (political and economic might) and those who have risen to the top of the social and cultural landscape.

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