Forbes most powerful women list includes 12 New Yorkers
New York's women have got the power.
Forbes Magazine Wednesday released its annual list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women -- and a dozen have New York ties, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who came in at No. 2.
Among the women who have either lived, worked or grew up in New York City on the annual list include Lady Gaga, who came in at 14, and famed fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, who was ranked 33.
Susan L. Harper, the president of the Financial Women's Association of New York, said she wasn't surprised that so many of Gotham's women made the list because the city serves as an incubator for leaders to thrive and shine.
"We produce leaders and that's well known," Harper said. "Women are in the pipeline and ready to move into these leadership positions."
Forbes ranked the women using several factors, including their industry, how much revenue they helped generate and their media presence.
After Clinton, who was New York's junior senator from 2001 to 2009, the next-highest ranking woman with Big Apple ties was New York Times executive director Jill Abramson, a native New Yorker who came in at No. 5.
Pauline Kehm, the president of the American Women's Business Association's New York City chapter, noted that the list was extraordinary not only because the women on it are leaders in various fields, but also because many of them have reached high career points later in life.
"It sends a great message to young women," she said. "You don't have to rush to be successful and you can continue to have that success longer."
"You have to bring your 'A' game here because everyone around you is bring theirs," Kehm added.
List and rankings:
2) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- former U.S. senator from New York
5) New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson
14) Lady Gaga, Manhattan native
17) Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox and New York City native
23) Diane Sawyer, anchor of ABC's World News Tonight and longtime New Yorker
29) Arianna Huffington, president and editor of the Huffington Post
33) Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer, longtime New Yorker
38) J.Lo, Bronx native
51) Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, longtime New Yorker
65) Mary Schapiro, New York City native, chair of the SEC
77) Tina Brown, editor-in -chief of The Daily Beast, former editor of The New Yorker
95) Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO of JP Morgan Asset Management, lives in New York.