Christiane Amanpour is one of the most respected journalists in her field.
Laurene Powell Jobs more than just the widow of the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs.
Michelle Rhee became a controversial figure in education when she became Washington, D.C.'s education chancellor in 2007.
Melinda Gates founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which aims to eradicate world poverty and health problems.
Susan Wojcicki is a self-made entrepreneur who made significant contributions to Google's success.
Martha Stewart is a household name now but she overcame troubles to get where she is now.
Chanda Kochhar's leadership has helped her company reach new heights.
"Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins is also involved in other social advocacies such as the Anti-Recidivism Coalition.
Former The Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington is now focused on promoting work-life balance.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw's her leadership shines in biotechnology among other things.