50 Most Powerful Moms of 2013

1352926853_mariah-carey-nick-cannon-467As a mom and MBA student, Working Mother’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2013 caught my eye.

I was even more excited when I saw my imaginary BFF, Mariah Carey made the top 10. Way to go Bestie!!!

Fellow Hollywood mommies, Beyonce’ and Giselle made the Top 10 as well.

Working Mother says: These 50 American moms hold real power—in fact, they generate it on a daily basis through their talent, influence, status, money and intellectual capital. But even more so, each of these women have exhibited the strength to overcome tremendous obstacles, the insight to innovate and inspire, and the passion and courage to go against the grain to change the lives of others for the better. Working Mother’s 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2013 (each of whom have at least one child under age 18) measure up in these ways and so many more.

Here’s the Top Ten:

1. Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry

2. Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent for CNN

3. Kristin Armstrong, Pro Road Bike Racer, Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist

4. Mary Barra, Senior VP of Global Product Development for GM

5. Beyoncé, Singer/Actress/Mogul

6. Sara Blakely, Billionaire Founder of Spanx

7. Rosalind Brewer, President and CEO of Walmart/Sam’s Club

8. Gisele Bundchen, Supermodel/Environmentalist

9. Tory Burch, Billionaire Fashion Designer

10.Mariah Carey, Singer/Actress/Fragrance Mogul

This list is so impressive and inspiring. Please take a few minutes to read about these amazing moms and their limitless accomplishments.

One reason I deterred going to B-School was because growing up I really thought Corporate America was a man’s world. It’s very refreshing and encouraging to see so many female CEOs, CFOs, and entrepreneurs on the list.

These moms are changing the future and making a difference.

Here’s the Hot Mama Queen Bee of the list sitting pretty at #1:

angela_ahrendts1Angela Ahrendts

[Fashion/Beauty]

CEO of Burberry Group

Children: Jennings, 17, Sommer, 16, Angelina, 12

As CEO of Burberry since 2006, Angela played an instrumental role in transforming the brand from stodgy trench-coat purveyor into an award-winning young luxury label with a widened scope of stylish offerings, actively promoting it through social media. The Indiana native moved to New York after college to begin her climb up the executive ranks. She was president of Donna Karan International from 1989 to 1996, where she gained luxury, wholesale, international and licensing experience. She was also EVP of Henri Bendel and Claiborne Inc. When asked about how her family’s move to London was faring, she told Newsweek/Daily Beast, “It’s fun when you have kids, because you get to play the ‘kids card’!”

Sky’s the limit Ladies. It’s never too late to follow your dreams.

Please check out all 50 phenomenal mommies HERE.

SN: I love the list, but can’t help but point out that 1 woman seems to be missing, Michelle Obama. An amazing example of motherhood, intelligence, and power.

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