World's most powerful women

POSTED: 1:54 PM Aug 23 2012   UPDATED: 12:26 PM May 27 2015

Here's a list of the world's most powerful women for 2015, 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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