International Women's Day: 10 Powerful Women of 2012

March 8, 2012 By:
International Women's Day: 10 Powerful Women of 2012

For more than a century now, International Women’s Day has served as a day to honor successful women all over the globe and celebrate the
achievements of influential women everywhere.

We Can Do It!

MSN asked their users around the world who they think are the most
powerful women of 2012, and here are a handful of lovely ladies that
made the list.

Meryl Streep: Meryl is not only one of the most revered
actresses of her generation, she remains ever humble and graceful.
Streep recently won her third Oscar, after being nominated 17 times.

Arianna Huffington: The Greek-American author and columnist is
the co-founder of The Huffington Post.

Leymah Gbowee, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkol Karman: The
three women were given the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. They were
awarded the honor for their “non-violent struggle for the safety of
women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building
work."

Lady Gaga: She’s weird, but she’s philanthropic. Lady Gaga
makes the best out of her bizarre reputation—raising awareness for
causes and enlisting the help of her Little Monsters.

Anna Wintour: The elusive editor-in-chief of Vogue made
the list, having been a fashion journalism icon for nearly 25 years.

Michelle Obama: FLOTUS is a fierce First Lady. She’s become a
fashion icon, role model, and she also uses her status to raise
awareness for poverty and proper nutrition.

J.K. Rowling: The author of the Harry Potter series has an
estimated net worth of $1 billion. Harry Potter is the best-selling
book series in history.

Oprah: Well, no kidding! For a while, Oprah was the world’s
only Black billionaire, and she’s used her success to draw attention
to various global causes.

Beyonce: Women love Beyonce. The news of her pregnancy made
headlines for months, and the public is still waiting to see more
pictures of Blue Ivy Carter.

Duchess Catherine: Better known as Kate Middleton, William’s
other half is definitely a Princess of the People. She’s used her
status and global fame to take part in a variety of philanthropic
causes.