10 Most Powerful Women in The World

We always read about the most powerful men in the world but let us not forget that women are important as well. It is said that every successful businessman must have a successful woman supporting him.

Let us have a look at 100 of the most powerful women in the world.

These women are rich and they have the power to change the world. They represent all women around the world in competing with the men in the corporate world.

We should look up to them as inspiration to improve our lives through education. They have proven that gender equality is possible if both men and women work together towards a better world.

Top 10 most powerful women in the world:

  1. Angela Merkel – Chancellor
  2. Sheila Bair – Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
  3. Indra Nooyi – Chief executive, PepsiCo
  4. Cynthia Carroll – Chief executive, Anglo American
  5. Ho Ching – Chief executive, Temasek
  6. Irene Rosenfeld – Chief executive, Kraft Foods
  7. Ellen Kullman – Chief executive, DuPont
  8. Angela Braly – Chief executive, WellPoint
  9. Anne Lauvergeon – Chief executive, Areva
  10. Lynn Elsenhans – Chief executive, Sunoco

Among these ten women, one of them is from Singapore, one of them is from France while the rest of them are from US.

I am wondering when women in Malaysia can be ranked as top powerful women in the world as well. After all we have some talented and strong women in our community.

Who do you think should be in the top positions for most powerful women in Malaysia?

Keeping Your Salary a Secret

Do you keep your salary a secret? It is very important to keep it a secret. After all, salary is supposed to be “confidential”. It is not advisable to share your salary with colleagues, friends or family. Of course, there is a reason why you should not share such confidential information.

We can share a joke, we can share a lunch but we can never share salary information with our colleagues to prevent unfairness issues. This is issue is very important especially when there are two staff working the same position and yet one of them is getting a higher pay than the other. You wouldn’t want to be alienated by your colleagues if you are getting paid much higher than them. Similarly, you wouldn’t want to be jealous of those who are getting paid higher than you.

Open salary discussion never works, no matter in what condition. By keeping your salary a secret, your manager can always discuss with your in private about why you are being paid such an amount and how you can increase your pay. This type of information can never be revealed in public to avoid jealousy and hatred in office.

Imagine is someone you know in the office, who is also holding the same position as you is getting paid higher, would you be unhappy about the fact? Don’t lie to yourself. You won’t be able to feel happy about it because you feel you should be getting the same amount but you aren’t. This is why you should always keep your salary confidential.

Office politic is always there and the situation depends on how you handle it. Money is the root of all evil so be sure to handle your salary information wisely. There is a reason why the word “confidential” is printed on most salary slips.

Rich and Famous Norwegians

Recently, it is released a list of the rich and famous Norwegians along with their income and wealth. From Jostein Gaarder to Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, it is rather interesting to learn about their income and wealth. After all, we may never be able to earn as much as them.

While there is no way we can earn the same amount of income and gather the same amount of wealth, they are the inspiration for everyone to work hard in life. They have proven that by working hard and with strong determination, we can do well in life.

Just so you know, Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder is indeed the best philosophy book ever printed around the world. Check out local bookstores for a copy of his work. You will be amazed with his way of teaching Philosophy.

1. Liv Ullmann, director and actress. Income, 96,000 kroner ($17,300); Wealth, 13.7 million kroner ($2.5 million).

2. Jostein Gaarder, author of best-selling novel “Sophie’s World.” Income, $500,000; wealth, $1.5 million.

3. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister. Income, $110,000; wealth, $135,000.

4. Kjetil Andre Aamodt, four-time Olympic gold medalist in skiing. Income, $97,000; Wealth, $3.3 million.

5. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, Olympic biathlete and five-time gold medalist. Income, $110,000; wealth, $415,000.

6. Bjoern Daehlie, former cross-country skier, winner of 29 Olympic and World Championship titles, including a record eight gold medals. Income, $270,000; wealth, $5.3 million.

7. Mona Grudt Bittrick, Miss Universe 1990. Income, $250,000; wealth, $150,000.

8. Grete Waitz, long-distance runner, nine-time New York City Marathon winner. Income, $13,500; wealth, $90,000.

Don’t you wish you can be just like them? The key is to work hard and keep improving yourself. One thing for sure, laziness is never going to get you anywhere in life.

This data is released by The Associated Press.

6 Hot Careers To Consider In The Future

It is important to be prepared for your career in the future. Some people say the future is now. The truth is, it is never too late to get trained for the future especially when the world is changing rapidly. There are many new careers emerging in the working industry. Six of them have been identified to be ‘hot’ in the future. Maybe one of it can be your career in the future.

1. Business Continuity Planners

This position is crucial in this era when disaster can happen anytime and anywhere. Business continuity planners are trained to create back up plans to make sure that every operations in your business work well after the disaster, be it natural disasters or hackers. Earn up to $100,000 a year if you are a professional.

2. Fuel Cell Engineers

Bio technology is expanding and the world is in need of more fuel cell engineers. You can earn up to $130,000 a year, which is very lucrative. Have interest in fuel cell? Be an engineer and help to improve the world.

3. Informatics Nurse Specialists

This position is a mix of information technology and nursing. It is definitely an advanced career but if you have a combination of interest in technology and nursing, this is the best career you can pursue. With a top earning of $90,000 a year, it is one of the most popular career choices in the world.

4. Green Marketers

This is a promising career as people are going green to save the environment. Your job is to make sure people know about the green products available and by doing so, you can earn at least $70,000 a year.

5. Database Architects

Architects are no longer constructing buildings and skyscrappers. These days, we need database architects to build a strong and reliable database. Everything is done virtually and you can earn a handsome salary.

6. Wind Energy Project Managers

Wind energy is expanding, just like fuel cell. Being a wind energy project manager, you lead your team towards discovering the benefit of wind energy. Isn’t it better to lead than to follow. This might be the right career for you if you have interest in wind energy.

To be qualified for these jobs, you need to have a degree in related courses. Why not get equipped early for tomorrow?