The eight most powerful woman tweeters

Sure, they're busy running countries, organizations, and Fortune 500 businesses, but these women make sure to update their fans—in 140-characters or less.

Hillary Clinton

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While Clinton's fans wait for the former Secretary of State to announce a run for the U.S. presidency in 2016, they can follow her feed's blend of serious, reflective, and witty tweets -- like the one above.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated February 11 2014 12:42 PM ET
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The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business: Global edition

By pushing into new territories and inspiring women in their home countries, these globetrotters are, quite literally, taking on the world.

How we pick the Most Powerful Women
To compile this first-ever global MPW ranking, the editors weighed many of the same factors historically used to measure executive power: the size and importance of the business, its health and direction, and the arc of the leader’s career. This time, though, the editors placed emphasis on the international nature of the executive’s operation and her standing in the worldwide business community. Thus, someone like Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer, No. 15 on Fortune’s list of American MPW, drops to No. 39 on the global list because while she sources wares from around the world, all her sales come from just one market, the U.S.
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