Name Company Country
1 Cynthia Carroll Anglo American Britain
2 Gail Kelly Westpac Australia
3 Linda Cook Royal Dutch Shell Netherlands
4 Ho Ching Temasek Holdings Singapore
5 Marjorie Scardino Pearson Britain
6 Anne Lauvergeon Areva France
7 Annika Falkengren SEB Sweden
8 Marina Berlusconi FinInvest Italy
9 Güler Sabanci Sabanci Holding Turkey
10 Gulzhan Moldazhanova Basic Element Russia
11 Ana Patricia Botín Banesto Spain
12 Maureen Kempston Darkes General Motors U.S.
13 Nancy McKinstry Wolters Kluwer Netherlands
14 Chua Sock Koong Singapore Telecommunications Singapore
15 Barbara Stymiest Royal Bank of Canada Canada
16 Patricia Barbizet Artémis Holding France
17 Yang Mianmian Haier Group China
18 Monika Ribar Panalpina Switzerland
19 Vivienne Cox BP Britain
20 Clara Furse London Stock Exchange Britain
21 Antonia Ax:son Johnson Axel Johnson Group Sweden
22 Maria Ramos Transnet South Africa
23 Maureen Chiquet Chanel France
24 Deb Henretta Procter & Gamble Singapore
25 Chanda Kochhar ICICI Bank India
26 Sun Yafang Huawei Technologies China
27 Angela Ahrendts Burberry Britain
28 María Aramburuzabala de Garza Grupo Modelo Mexico
29 Lubna Olayan Olayan Financing Saudi Arabia
30 Dominique Reiniche Coca-Cola France
31 Cheung Yan Nine Dragons Paper China
32 Dominique Senequier AXA Private Equity France
33 Dong Mingzhu Gree Electric Appliances China
34 Shobhana Bhartia HT Media India
35 Isabelle Ealet Goldman Sachs Britain
36 Clara Gaymard GE France France
37 Ilene Gordon Alcan packaging France
38 Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller Trumpf Germany
39 Kate Swann W.H. Smith Britain
40 Stine Bosse TryGvesta Denmark
41 Wei Christianson Morgan Stanley China
42 Dominique Hériard Dubreuil Rémy Cointreau France
43 Françoise Gri Manpower France France
44 Kalpana Morparia J.P. Morgan Chase India
45 Yoshiko Shinohara Tempstaff Japan
46 Ofra Strauss Strauss Group Israel
47 Cristina Stenbeck Kinnevik Sweden
48 Terersita Sy-Coson SM Investments Philippines
49 Li Xiaolin China Power Intl. Development China
50 Shari Arison Arison Holdings Israel
From the Oct. 13, 2008 issue
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