Indonesia’s Karen Agustiawan is one such woman. She is presently the Chief Executive Officer and President of PT Pertamina (Persero). Agustiawan took over the reins of Pertamina in 2009 and made history by becoming the corporation’s youngest and first female CEO and President. Agustiawan received a lot of vitroils on being promoted, questioning her ability but she has since proven critics wrong time and time again. In 2011, Forbes named her first on its list of “Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen”.