09/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Top 15 Most Powerful Women In Business (PHOTOS)

Today, Forbes released its list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. Inspired by Forbes' list, we decided to come up with our own account of the most powerful women currently working in business.

These CEOs and directors of mega-companies have managed to break through the glass ceiling and now rank as some of the most powerful business leaders in the world, male or female. While we won't take issue with Forbes' list, we'll leave the exact rankings up to you.

We've ordered the below list to coincide with Forbes' rankings, but we've removed most of the female politicians from the Forbes' rankings, including former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was ranked as the most powerful woman in the world.

Check out our PHOTOS and VOTE for the most powerful woman in business.

Most Powerful Women In Business (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

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