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KU women take 7th, 44th, among most powerful

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Cynthia Carroll Photo courtesy of KU
Two Kansas University alumnae have landed in the top half of this year's Forbes list of the [100 most powerful women in the world][1].The list is topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice comes in fourth. Cynthia Carroll, a 1982 KU graduate, comes in at seventh on the list. Carroll is chief executive at [Anglo American][2], one of the world's largest independent mining companies. [Forbes said Carroll is ""a powerhouse in the world of commodities][3], a sector crucial to the world's economy."
Linda Zarda Cook Photo courtesy of KU

Linda Zarda Cook, a native of Shawnee and a 1980 KU graduate, comes in at 44th. Cook is he executive director of gas and power for [Royal Dutch Shell][4] and is considered to be a candidate for that [company's CEO position, which comes open in 2009][5]. Cook also sits on the board of directors of the Boeing Co. [1]: http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/11/biz-07women_The-100-Most-Powerful-Women_Rank.html [2]: http://www.angloamerican.co.uk/ [3]: http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/11/biz-07women_Cynthia-Carroll_4PVY.html [4]: http://www.shell.com/ [5]: http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/11/biz-07women_Linda-Z-Cook_PN4K.html

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