MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD
When we talk about the most powerful people in the world, different names pop up in our heads like Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, or Jeff Bezos. But have you ever wonder who is the most powerful woman in the world and why is she. Well,
Here are the top 5 most powerful women in the world according to Forbes of 2020.
1. Angela Merkle
Chancellor of Germany, serving her fourth term was also the first female chancellor of Germany in 2005. In October 2020, a survey found that in 14 European countries, 75%of adults trust Merkle than any other leader in the region. She is widely known as the de facto leader of the European Union. Social media describes her as the “new leader of the free world”.
2. Christine Lagarde
On 1 November 2019, Lagarde became the first woman to be the head of the European central bank. Christine Lagarde is a French politician, businesswoman, and lawyer. She served as managing director and chairperson at International Monetary Fund from July 2011 to September 2019. By financial times, she was ranked as the best finance minister in the Eurozone in November 2009.
3. Kamala Harris
In American history, she is the first African-American and first Asian American elected to the vice presidency. Harris is the first female vice president and the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history. In January 2021, she became vice president alongside Joe Biden as president.
4. Ursula Von Der Leyen
Ursula Von Der Leyen is a physician and German politician and has been the president of the European Commission since 1 December 2019. From 2005-2019, she served in the Cabinet of Germany before her current position. She was Germany’s Defense Minister for her last six years in the cabinet. She also spoke out against anti-LGBTQ in September 2020.
5. Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates is an American philanthropist. She has a real-time net worth of $3.1B. She and her husband Bill Gates co-founded Bill and Melinda Foundation. After their divorce, in May 2021 they will remain co-chair of the foundation. She was the former general manager at Microsoft. Bill and Melinda Foundation is the world’s largest private charitable organization as of 2015.
These women are now ideal for many other young females to remain intact. They motivate and encourage women’s empowerment. These women are the living example that women can change male dominating society and can lead the world better. SOME WOMEN FEAR THE FIRE WHILE SOME BECOME IT.
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