Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Top Ten World’s Most Powerful Women in 20th Century


1. Jane Addams Jane Addams

(September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935)

Jane Addams was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.she was a pioneer settlement worker and founder of, Hull House in Chicago, public philosopher , sociologist, author, and leader in woman suffrage and world peace.

2. Corazon AquinoCorazon Aquino Arlan

(January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was the 11th President of the Philippines and the first woman to hold that office.

3. Rachel Carson rachel_carson

(May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist and nature writer whose writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

4. Coco Chanel Coco-Chanel

(19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important figure in 20th-century fashion. She was the founder of the famous fashion brand Chanel. Her extraordinary influence on fashion was such that she was the only person in the couturier field to be named on Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.

5. Julia Child jason-julia_child

(August 15, 1912 - August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for introducing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963

6.Hillary Clinton 03hillary190.1a

October 26, 1947 Hillary is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. She was a United States Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. In the 2008 election, Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.

7.Marie CurieMarie Curie

(7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish-born French physicist and chemist famous for her work on radioactivity. She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity and the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes[1]—in physics and chemistry. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris.

8. Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin

(born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and pianist commonly referred to as The Queen of Soul.Although renowned for her soul recordings, Franklin is also adept at jazz, blues, R&B and gospel music. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Franklin No. 1 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time

9.Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi

19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was the Prime Minister of the Republic of India for three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and for a fourth term from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, a total of fifteen years. She is India's only female prime minister to date. She is the world's all time longest serving female Prime Minister.

10.Estée Lauder 500x_internet-history

Co-founder, with her husband Joseph Lauder, of Estée Lauder Companies, a pioneering cosmetics company. Lauder was the only woman on TIME magazine's 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century. She was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1988.


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