Members of the 2012 ranking represent women in technology (a new category this year), politics, business, media, entertainment, non-profits, as well as billionaires – all ranked by money, media presence and impact.
The women represent 28 countries, have an average age of 55, and a combined 90 million Twitter followers.
“This year’s Power Women exert influence in very different ways, and to very different ends, and all with very different impacts on the global community,” said Moira Forbes, President & Publisher, ForbesWoman. “
Whether leading multi-billion-dollar companies, governing countries, shaping the cultural fabric of our lives, or spearheading humanitarian initiatives, collectively these women are changing the planet in profoundly powerful and dynamic ways.
Below are the Latinas on the list:
- Dilma Rosseff (No. 3) – President, Brazil
- Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (No. 16) – President, Argentina
- Maria das Gracas Silva Foster (No. 20) – CEO, Petrobras, Brazil
- Jennifer Lopez (No. 38), Entertainer, Entrepreneur, U.S./Puerto Rico
- Shakira Mebarak (No. 40) – Entertainer, Philanthropist, Columbia
- Rosalia Mera (No. 54) – Billionaire Philanthropist, Spain
- Sofia Vergara (No. 75) – Actress, Entrenpreneur Colombia
- Giselle Bündchen (No. 83) – Supermodel, Ambassador, UN Environmental Program, Brazil