Mary Jo White, US SEC Chairperson

The current and 31st Chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Commission is Forbes’ 72nd most powerful woman – Mary Jo White. Hmm… SEC. Wonder what kind of person President Obama picked to head the organization? According to reports of Nicholas Lemann, friends and colleagues characterize White as the most competitive and driven person they have ever…

Diane Sawyer, World News Anchor

Forbes’ 73rd most powerful woman is ABC World News Anchor Diane Sawyer – the second newswoman in the elite list to be featured in our Leadership blog. Hmm… 46 years in the industry, and probably has the most number of exclusive interviews with dignitaries? So, this could be why she’s ranked higher than Greta Van…