Apart from Sonia, India's Nooyi has made it to the fourth place in the list, dominated by businesswomen, politicians and leaders in entertainment and media. ICICI Bank CEO, Chanda Kocchar was ranked 43rd while Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, BIOCON founder Chairman.
Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel has been termed as the most powerful women and the 'undisputed' leader .
"Our list reflects the diverse and dynamic paths to power for women today, whether leading a nation or setting the agenda on critical issues of our time," said Moira Forbes, president , publisher, Forbes Woman.
Singer Lady Gaga has also made it to the 11th place in the Forbes Magazine.
Sonia Gandhi is presently in the US after she underwent a surgery there. The Congress leader is expected to come back to the country in Aug end.