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Get to Know World's Most Powerful Women

Category : Humor/Comedy
Posted By : AmnaAnees
Posted Date : 16 Feb 2020 14:54 hrs

The world needs more powerful women in the frontline. Definitely, there is a change in the air, but still, numerous countries are lagging behind in giving equal opportunities to their women population. Here you will read about topmost most successful and powerful women in the year 2019 on the global map as per the list prepared by Forbes. If you want to get to know the world's most powerful women, then just keep on reading. Surely, at the end of this read, you feel inspired, motivated and encouraged.
1.    Angela Markel
Country: Germany
Age: 65
In 2005, Angela Markel was appointed as the Chancellor of Germany. To her honor, she is the first female to take this designation. And now she has been elected to serve her fourth term on this role. In 2018, Markel announced that she will not contest for next term as chancellor in 2021, and she also stepped down from the leadership of the Christian Democratic Union.
Markel is a globally renowned personality, best known for its outstanding work in the political scenario of Europe. Markel has remained and still is an important figure in the European political and economic scene, as she dragged Germany out of the financial crisis and steered its economic growth.
2.    Christine Lagarde
Country: France
Age: 64
Christian Lagarde is a French politician and lawyer. She was the first woman ever to be appointed as finance minister of one of the world's largest economy. Adding another first, Lagarde is also the first woman to chair the IMF (International Monitoring Fund) or ECB (European Central Bank).
3.    Nancy Pelosi
Country: United States
Age: 79
Anyone who is interested to get to know the world's most powerful women can surely guess Pelosi's name in the current global political scenario. She is the 52nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and is the first woman to take this position in U.S. history.
4.    Ursula von der Leyen
Country: Belgium
Age: 61
Ursula von der Leyen is a German politician, appointed as the president of the European Commission on 1st December 2019. As the president of the executive branch of the European Union, she is responsible for making legislations that affect over 700 million Europeans. She has served in the cabinet of Angela Markel from 2005 to 2019.
5.    Mary Barra
Country: United States
Age: 58
Mary Barra is working as CEO of General Motors since 15th January 2014, and that made her the first woman ever to be the CEO of a major global automaker. Her company was ranked number one in the category of gender equality on global reports. And this is one of the only two global companies where there is no pay gap on the basis of gender.
6.    Melinda Gates
Country: United States
Age: 55
Formerly, Melinda Ann Gates has worked as General Manager at Microsoft and now she is co-chairing the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with her husband, Bill Gates. She founded this firm back in 2000, and now it has become the world's largest charitable foundation running privately with total trust endowment of 40 billion dollars.
7.    Abigail Johnson
Country: United States
Age: 58
Abigail worked as CEO of Fidelity Investments and became chairperson in 2016. In 1946, Abigail's grandfather, Edward Johnson II, established a mutual giant fund. She owns about 25% stakes of the company which makes about 2.7 trillion dollars as assets. As per the most recent records, the real-time net worth of Abigail Johnson is 17 billion dollars. 
8.    Ana Patricia Botin
Country: Spain
Age: 59
Ana Patricia Botin is the executive chairman of the Santander Group. She was given this role after on 10th September 2014 after the death of her father Emilio. She has remarkably tackled political unrest and has mainly focused on women-owned businesses and small enterprises.
9.    Ginni Rometty
Country: United States
Age: 62
Ginni Rometty is an exceptionally talented and successful American businesswoman. She was the first woman to the chair, and become the president and CEO of IBM (International Business Machines), a computer hardware company. She has formerly served in the military for thirty-six years.
10.    Marilyn Hewson
Country: United States
Age: 66
Here, in this list, you will get to know the world's most powerful women who have excelled remarkably in their fields. Marilyn Hewson is one such exceptional woman. She is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer at the Lockheed Martin. During her tenure, the company's stock has increased by more than 300%.
11.    Gail Koziara Boudreaux
Country: United States
Age: 59
Gail Koziara Boudreaux is an American businesswoman. She has been appointed at the position of an executive for many companies including Atena, UnitedHealth Group, and BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois. In 2017, Boudreaux has been named CEO of Anthem.
12.    Susan Wojcicki
Country: United States
Age: 51
Wojcicki is among the founding member of YouTube and is serving as the CEO of this company since 2014. She was Google's first marketing manager and 16th employee in the year 1999. She basically runs Alphabet subsidiary of YouTube and this website is now worth more than 90 billion dollars.
13.    Isabelle Kocher
Country: France
Age: 53
All those who wanted to get to know the world's most powerful women will surely be excited to see an ever-increasing list of amazingly talented women in their line of works. Isabelle Kocher is one such incredible name. She is leading the world's largest non-state-owned energy company, Engie.
14.    Safra Catz
Country: United States
Age: 58
Safra Catz is a technology executive, a banker and above all an American billionaire. She has become the sole CEO of the firm, Oracle in September last year. Before that, she was serving as co-CEO of this firm since 2014. In 2011, she was recruited as the chief financial officer and president of the firm.
15.    Kristalina Georgieva
Country: Bulgaria
Age: 66
Kristalina Georgieva is an economist and is now serving as the managing director at IMF (International Monetary Fund) since October 2019. Formerly she was working as CEO of the World Bank. 
16.    Julie Sweet
Country: United States
Age: 52
Julie Sweet is a leading American businesswoman. She is now serving as the chief executive officer of Accenture. Before commencing this position, she worked as a general counsel of Accenture. Moreover, she has worked as the head of this company's largest market, North America.
17.    Emma Walmsley
Country: United Kingdom
Age: 51
Emma Walmsley is now serving as the chief executive officer of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) since 2017. And this makes her the very first (and the only for now) to lead a global pharmaceutical company. She is aiming to renovate the whole financial structure of the company and will be saving over 500 million dollars per year by 2021.
18.    Sheryl Sandberg
Country: United States
Age: 50
You will definitely Sheryl Sandberg to extremely iconic to get to know the world's most powerful women. Her net worth, as estimated in this February, is 1.7 billion dollars. She is serving as the chief operating officer, COO, on Facebook since the year 2008.
19.    Ruth Porat
Country: United States
Age: 62
Ruth Porat is serving as the chief financial officer of Google's parent company, Alphabet, since the year 2015 and was executive vice president of Morgan Stanley from 2010 to 2015. According to Bloomberg Business, her hiring contract valued more than 70 million dollars. She was also named as the "Best Internet CFO" by Institutional Investor.
20.    Oprah Winfrey
Country: United States
Age: 66
Oprah's name needs no introduction. She is the globally leading businesswoman, talk show host, philanthropist, and whatnot. Her net worth has been estimated to be more than 2.7 billion dollars. She launched her own channel named OWN, Oprah Winfrey Network, in 2011 and she holds more than 25% stakes of this network.
21.    Judith McKenna
Country: United States
Age: 54
Since 2018, Judith McKenna is serving as the CEO of Walmart's international division. She is responsible to run and lead over 6000 retail stores along with 700,000 associates in a total of twenty-six countries. Her future plans include investing more than 1.2 billion dollars in various distribution centers across China in the coming two decades.
22.    Jessica Tan
Country: China
Age:
Jessica Tan is one of the most powerful, and charismatic personalities of China and also of the whole world. She is working as the co-CEO, CIO, and COO of Ping An Healthcare and Technology company. She joined the group back in 2013 as CIO and has to lead her way to become co-CEO in 2018. She has done her graduation in the field of engineering from MIT.
23.    Ho Ching
Country: Singapore
Age: 67
Ho Ching is one of the most vibrant and successful ladies in Singapore. She has been serving at the Temasek for over seventeen years and is one of the main reasons for the company's immense financial growth to over 313 billion dollars. She is now serving as the CEO and executive director of Temasek.
24.    Phebe Novakovic
Country: United States
Age: 61
Phebe is serving as the Chief Executive Officer of General Dynamics since 2013. General Dynamics is a global defense and aerospace company. She is one of the few powerful women to be on the executive positions in the military based industrial companies. She has formerly served in the military as CIA operative.
25.    Shari Redstone
Country: United States
Age: 65
Shari Redstone is chairperson of the ViacomCBS. Formerly, she has worked as the vice chairwoman of Viacom and CBS Corporation. Her father, Summer Redstone, is a successful media magnate and a leading American businessman. Under her umbrella, Redstone is leading the stocks of more than 30 billion dollars worth of media empire.
26.    Amy Hood
Country: United States
Age: 48
Amy Hood has been appointed CFO at Microsoft since 2013. She is regarded as the main reason for Microsoft's success in the market in recent years, as since she has joined the company the share value of Microsoft has risen up to 300%. People interested to get to know the world's most powerful women must read her educational and professional career.
27.    Stacey Cunningham
Country: United States
Age: 45
Stacey is working as the president at NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) Group since 2018. She is the first female ever to be appointed at this position in the whole 226 years long history of the New York Stock Exchange. She has restructured and updated trading operations of the stock exchange. Before serving this role, she worked as a COO at NYSE. 
28.    Jessica Uhl
Country: 
Age: 52
Jessica Uhl is serving as the chief financial officer at the Royal Dutch Shell or simply Shell, a British-Dutch oil and gas company. She joined this firm back in 2004 when she found her a job at the finance and business development division of the firm. Knowing her to achieve her goals makes it more interesting to get to know the world's most powerful women. She has definitely achieved a lot through her extraordinary dedication, hard work, and talent.
29.    Sheikh Hasina Wajed
Country: Bangladesh
Age: 72
Sheikh Hasina Wajid is the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She has struggled all her life to make Bangladesh a strong democratic country. She is now continuing her third consecutive and fourth overall term as the prime minister. She is considering this term as her last and is planning to focus mainly on the issues of education, healthcare, and food security.
30.    Adena Friedman
Country: United States
Age: 50
Adena Friedman is serving as CEO and president of NASDAQ. She is the world's first woman ever to be recruited as CEO of one of the largest and strongest stock exchange. She has called NASDAQ an "engine for capitalism" and is now paving ways to make investment opportunities more accessible.
31.    Mary Callahan Erdoes
Country: United States
Age: 52
Mary Callahan Erdoes is working as the chief executive officer of J.P. Morgan Asset and Wealth Management division of JPMorgan Chase. The company has more than 2.8 trillion dollars as a client asset. She has made the company what it worth today by branching it out to Shanghai in 2017.
32.    Jane Fraser
Country: United States
Age: 53
Jane Fraser was born in the United Kingdom. She has remained executive at Citigroup and promoted to the position of CEO of the Global Consumer Banking and president of Citigroup in 2019. She may also be appointed as the CEO of the firm and if that happens and she will be the first female ever to get this position.
33.    Laurene Powell Jobs
Country: United States
Age: 56
Laurene Powell Jobs was married to the genius Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple. She is now a leading American businesswoman, founder of Emerson Collective and executive. She inherited billions of dollars worth the stock in Apple and Disney after the demise of her husband. She bought stakes in the NHL's Washington Capitals and in the parent company of the NBA's Washington Wizard. And she invests her worth in the social and philanthropic activities through Emerson Collective.
34.    Nirmala Sitharaman
Country: India
Age: 60
Nirmala Sitharaman is a leading Indian politician, now serving as the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India. She is the first full-time female finance minister of India. In addition to her current duties, Nirmala has always been an inspiration for Indian women. As she has served as a member of the National Commission for Women as well.
35.    Marianne Lake
Country: United Kingdom
Age: 51
Marianne Lake has served as the Chief Finance Officer at J.P. Morgan from the year 2013 to 2019. Then in April 2019, she was promoted to the position of CEO of the Consumer Landing division of J.P. Morgan. She is considered as the potential CEO of the company after the retirement of Jamie Dimon.
36.    Gina Rinehart
Country: Australia
Age: 66
Gina Rinehart is the daughter of Lang Hancock, an iron-ore explorer who founded a mineral exploration and extraction company. She made this company larger than life and now she worth more than 15.3 billion dollars all because of her extraordinary efforts to make this company huge.
37.    Kathy J. Warden
Country: United States
Age:
Kathy Warden is CEO, Chairman and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation since 2019. She also appointed as the chairman of the group's board of directors. Before joining Northrop Grumman, she was serving at top positions at the Veridian Corporation and General Dynamics. Moreover, she has also served as a member of the Catalyst Board of directors and as the chair of the Board of Directors at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
38.    Jacinda Arden
Country: New Zealand
Age: 39
Jacinda Arden is the Prime Minister of New Zealand. She is one of the most loved politicians all around the globe for her outstanding services in the past few years. When she gave birth to her child, she said that her partner is going to be a stay-at-home-dad, and took maternity leave of just six weeks. She is New Zealand's youngest Prime Minister in 150 years. More to her achievements, she announced Families Package in 2018, she is against criminalizing cannabis users, and she criticized US President Donald Trump's verdict of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel at the United Nations Resolution. Learning about Jacinda will make your journey to get to know the world's most powerful women more interesting.
39.    Anne Finucane
Country: United States
Age: 67
Anne Finucane is an American banker, currently working as vice-chairperson of Bank of America. She is head of the environmental, social and corporate governance committee of the bank. In addition to that, her duties include directing the strategic operations of the bank, and how these operations will affect the whole world. Last year, she was appointed as the Chair of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Europe to oversee the navigation, strategies and other tasks after the Brexit.
40.    Queen Elizabeth II
Country: United Kingdom
Age: 93
Enjoying her life as a British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II is still an exceptionally powerful woman in the world at the age of ninety-three. She has been on the throne for sixty-seven years now which makes it the longest reign in the British Royal history. Regardless of her age, Queen Elizabeth performs all her duties as a monarch which includes receiving foreign leaders at the Windsor Castle and at the Buckingham Palace and attending public events.
41.    Tsai Ing-wen
Country: Taiwan or the Republic of China
Age: 63
Tsai Ing-wen is the first female President of Taiwan, and as a matter of fact, the first unmarried president as well. She took office in 2016 and is now campaigning for next term. She aimed to make her country stronger and developed in the fields of defense, green energy and biotech.
42.    Ivanka Trump
Country: United States
Age: 38
Ivanka Trump is the daughter and Senior Advisor to the President of U.S. President, Donald Trump. First daughters had never taken this position in the office of The White House ever before. The White House says that she has helped in passing the childcare tax credit in 2017. In addition to her involvement in politics, Ivanka Trump is also an author and a businesswoman. 
43.    Rosalind Brewer
Country: United States
Age: 57
Rosalind Brewer has made history by becoming the first African-American woman ever to be appointed as the COO of Starbucks. Before coming to Starbucks, she has worked as CEO and President of  Sam's Club. Adding to her lustrous career, she was the only woman of color sitting on Amazon's board in 2019.
44.    Mingzhu Dong
Country: China
Age: 66
Mingzhu Dong is the President and Chairperson of Gree Electric Appliances. Gree is China's leading air-conditioning manufacturers that have spread its business in the global market. Dong has announced the company's intention of manufacturing computer chips. 
45.    Erna Solberg
Country: Norway
Age: 58
Erra Solberg is the Prime Minister of Norway. She is regarded as Norway's Angela Merkel.




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