According to a latest survey carried out by Fortune
500, it is easy to find ethnic Chinese and British women in influential
positions but harder to find German or Korean women. If you call South
Korean business heavyweights to ask about high- ranking women, the only
reaction you will hear is laughter.
Similarly if you call Tony Blair to ask about
powerful Business women in Britain you may not get the answer, because
most of the time he is busy talking to George W Bush about Saddam.and
If you want to know about American Business women
from GB, try calling him at Saddam phone number as he is known to have
parallel telephonic connections to all Saddams tele lines ( except the
one in Saddam's bathroom which is connected to Dick Cheney American VP
who is supposedly going to bring out a new album of Hate Saddam songs)
Or if you want to know from Clinton call him at Monica's number, you
will not have to wait.
In case you are interested in German way, call German
Chancellor Schroeder and ask him about status of Business woman in
Deutschland he would probably say 'Ive never met a woman in a German
company at midlevel or above. Or maybe once"
In case of Japan, the only answer you will get is
Sumimassen (meaning excuse me) we can provide the answer after five
years; presently the Japanese women don't get over office ladies level.
For latest in Pakistan , you will have to call
someone in MMA.
If you own Nokia mobile phone , you would be glad to
know that women behind this cellular phone is Sari Baldauf, President of
Nokia Networks, Finland. She controls $ 6.8 billion set up, which has
almost 30% of the global market.
CEO Pearson Britain.. has
acquired high marks for turning the media conglomerate whose flagship is
the Financial times, into an enterprise focused on education and
business publishing. Pearson had sales of 6.1 billion dollars last year.
French Nuclear woman Anne Lauvergon Executive
Chairman Areva Anne heads the largest French company run by a woman. The
state-owned Nuclear energy and services company with sales of 8.6
billion dollars last year.
The Chinese choice is Marry Ma, Chief financial
officer of Legend Group Holdings China. Legend in China is most
important computer company, with $ 2.5 billion in sales last year and
about 30 % of the PC market.
The most powerful woman in the car industry, she's
based in Miami, but her real home is an airplane.She is running $ 5.9
billion division. President of General Motors operation in Latin
America, Africa etc. she answers to the name of Maureen Kempton Darkes.
Kathleen Bader(Not related to our politician Jehangir
Bader), President, Dow Styrene's & Engineered products, Based in
Switzerland. $ 3.3 billion sales last year. Her current interest is
producing plastics from corn. Lets hope she is successful, but then she
has to watch Green Peace movement which considers plastic as
China's lady of steel, Xie Qihua, President Shanghai
Baosteel group. Bao steel is the biggest and best integrated steel
company in China with $ 8.6 billion revenues in 2001. But in these days
of stiff competition in steel industry from South Korea, Japan etc Xie
Qihua is hiring experts to make the mill modern also Pakistan Steel can
get connected and carry out its modernization programme in light of the
Socialite turned executive, Panso Ho. Former party
girl turned into Managing Director shun Tak Holdings Hong Kong.
The only Japanese woman who has 730 people answering
to her- almost all of them men, unusual for Japanese. She is the head of
IBM's Software Development Laboratory in Japan and the Managing director
of IBM Japan. She is Yukako Uchinaga san ( san is for mister or Ms in
Japanese). Uchinaga is Physicist who has never worked anywhere but IBM.
Girls student studying physics in Karachi University and other
universities here, as major can take this as an example and go IBM way.
Future in computers awaits you.
Name to reckon with is Vidya
Chhabria, Chairwoman Jumbo Group. Chhabria was a house wife until April
this year, when she succeeded her late husband as head of the $ 2
billion Group, which has 28 companies with interest in consumer
electronics, chemicals and equipment.
New Zealand is known for having a large number of
women in government. Theresa Gattung is Chief executive officer of
Telecom Corp. of New Zealand with $ 2.5 billion in revenues last year
and over 7000 employees.
Bringing cultural revolution in Telecommunications in
Brazil is the most powerful woman in Latin America she is Italian born
Carlo Cico and is the President of Brazil Telecom. Last year sales was 4
2.6 billion and 11 million customers.
In the fashion world is Donatella Versac whose vision
of fashion informs the way millions of women dress.
When ever one come across the word polous it sounds
Greek. Gianna Angelopoulous is a Greek lady who is responsible for
making the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens a success. Her cousins in Kalash,
Pakistan are watching her with interest. . Lets wish her luck
So if you want to be a powerful business woman ,
consider going for Telecom, Banking, Media, Fashion and textiles etc as
possible successful professions, there is always room at the top waiting