(Photo: Associated Press)

We’re always glad for Forbes’ annual release of the 100 Most Powerful Women; invariably, they turn out to be mostly nominees for WVFC’s Power Women/Women Who Should Run the World. While much of the buzz today is about younger women like Lady Gaga or Gisele Bündchen, don’t let yourself be distracted by the list’s heart: not just heads of state like Angela Merkel (No. 1, pictured with No. 2 on the list,  Hillary Clinton) and Sonia Gandhi, but Melinda Gates and Pepsico chair Indra Nooyi. And that’s just the top 10; further down we see BFFs like Ann Curry of NBC News and Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times. There’s a reason we say this time of our lives is the height of our power.

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  • Vinanti Castellarin-Voices of Women Worldwide August 26, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Dear Editor –

    It is in the giving and the sharing that we women express our lives … and I take this opportunity to thank Womens Voices of Change for the daily voice in keeping VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE & VOW-TV at http://voicesofwomenworldwide-vowwtv.ning.com – informed about your activities.

    We are taking this opportunity to share last week’s story of how one African woman banker “Lolo” Dr. Kate Uzoamaka Ezeofor, Founder & President-General of UMUADA IGBA Nigera flew to New York last week to join UN Women at the United Nations. She represented her group – 12 million strong as their banker for micro credit loans – she started giving in 1999 … This is her story to share with American women and women around the world … being the change and making the difference …

    Witness the comparison between men who have completed ruined the banking system worldwide with utter greed and the love and respect of one woman banker in Africa whose clients are filled with love and respect – honoring her welcome to New York to become part of the global voice of women.