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World's most powerful women 2013

Published: Aug 23 2012 01:54:35 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2013 04:01:07 PM EDT

Janet Yellen will serve as the next chair of the Federal Reserve, making her the first woman to head the central bank in its 100-year history. But Yellen is only one of many powerful women in the world. Here's a look at the world's most powerful women of 2013, as complied by Forbes.

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Janet Yellen is slated to serve as the next chair of the Federal Reserve, making her the first woman to head the central bank in its 100-year history. But Yellen is only one of many powerful women in the world.

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