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Two Aspen Fellows Named to Forbes “Most Powerful Women” List

May 24, 2013

This week, Forbes magazine released its list of 100 women who are redefining power. The 2013 list includes two Institute Fellows, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Beth Brooke, also an Institute trustee.


The list features, as Forbes describes it, “change-agents [who] are actually shifting our very idea of clout and authority and, in the process, transforming the world in fresh and exhilarating ways.” 

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, listed at No. 83, is the minister of finance for Nigeria and was a  senior fellow in the Institute’s Nigeria Leadership Initiative. The Harvard-educated former World Bank managing director is noted for increasing the African country’s GDP by 6.5% from 2011 to 2012.

beth brooke

Brooke, listed at No. 96, is the global vice chair at Ernst & Young and was in the inaugural class of the Henry Crown Fellowship Program in 1997. Forbes ranks Brooke as one of the world’s most formidable business leaders thanks to her agenda-setting with other executives and policymakers around the globe. This is Brooke’s second time on the list.