The latest version of the 100 most powerful women in the world according to Forbes Magazine is published. Indian-American Indra Nooyi ranks sixth on the list which is quite creditable. But somehow the magazine neglected to rank Sonia Gandhi, the Italian-born president of India’s ruling Indian National Congress party. This is absurd. They also did not rank India’s President Pratibha Patil. While the President is a ceremonial post in India, Patil is clearly wields more influence than at least 25 women on the list.
Two Indian bankers are on the list, but ranked in the wrong order and too far down. India’s second largest bank is run by Chanda Kocchar of ICICI and she is ranked #92. But she is running her bank better than most US bank leaders today! Ranked ahead of her at #89 is Shikha Sharma, head of Axis Bank.
I can probably think up another four to six women who are more powerful than many of the Forbes 100 list. But let me stop here.