World's most powerful women 2013

Published On: Aug 23 2012 01:54:35 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2013 04:01:07 PM EDT

Janet Yellen will serve as the next chair of the Federal Reserve, making her the first woman to head the central bank in its 100-year history. But Yellen is only one of many powerful women in the world. Here's a look at the world's most powerful women of 2013, 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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