Is Michelle Obama More Powerful than Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Forbes Says Yes
Posted Aug 24, 2009 6:27 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
What do Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor have in common with the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the general counsel of Pfizer?
All are among the world’s 100 most powerful women, according to Forbes magazine.
There are other lawyers on the list, although they aren’t working in legal-specific jobs. They include Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. chairman Sheila Bair, ranked second; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, ranked 36th; and first lady Michelle Obama, ranked 40th.
The magazine ranked the women based on visibility in the press and size of the organization or country they lead, according to a Forbes summary.