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Angela Merkel Tops Forbes List Of Most Powerful Women
Tops Forbes List Of Most Powerful Women

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has been named the most powerful woman in the world for the year 2019 by Forbes magazine.

The publication praised her for her ‘steely reserve’, for standing up for President  and her ‘open door’ refugee policy which saw more than a million Syrian refugees enter the country amid the 2015 migrant crisis.

The German leader topped the Forbes 2019 list of the most powerful women in the world, closely followed byHead of European Central Bank, Christine Lagard and United States Speaker of House of Representatives, .

See full list below:

1. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor

2. Christine Lagarde, head of the European Central Bank

3. Nancy Pelosi, US Speaker of the House of Representatives

4. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

5. Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors

6. Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

7. Abigail Johnson, CEO, Fidelity Investments

8. Ana Patricia Botín, Executive Chairman, Santander

9. Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM

10. Marillyn Hewson, CEO, Lockheed Martin

11. Gail Boudreaux, President and CEO, Anthem

12. Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube

13. Isabelle Kocher, CEO, ENGIE

14.  Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle

15. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

16. Julie Sweet, CEO, Accenture

17.  Emma Walmsley, CEO, GlaxoSmithKline

18. Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

19. Ruth Porat, Senior Vice President and CFO, Google

20. Oprah Winfrey, Entrepreneur, Personality, Philanthropist

21.  Judith McKenna, CEO, Walmart International

22. Jessica Tan, Ping An Insurance Group (Class A)

23. Ho Ching, Executive Director and CEO, Temasek

24. Phebe Novakovic, CEO, General Dynamics

25. Shari Redstone, Chairwoman, ViacomCBS

26. Amy Hood, Executive Vice President and CFO, Microsoft

27. Stacey Cunningham, President, NYSE Group

28. Jessica Uhl, CFO, Royal Dutch Shell

29. Sheikh Hasina Wajed, Prime Minister, Bangladesh

30. Adena Friedman, President and CEO, NASDAQ

31. Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO, J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, Chase

32. Jane Fraser, President, Citigroup

33. Laurene Powell Jobs & family, Founder and President, Emerson Collective

34.  Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s first full-time female finance minister

35. Marianne Lake,CEO of Consumer Lending, Chase

36. Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting

37. Kathy Warden, CEO, President and Chairman, Northrop Grumman

38. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, New Zealand

39. Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman, Bank of America

40. Queen Elizabeth II, Monarch, United Kingdom

41. Tsai Ing-wen, President, Taiwan

42. Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President, The White House, United States

43. Rosalind Brewer, COO, Starbucks

44. Mingzhu Dong, Chairperson and President, Gree Electric Appliances

45. Erna Solberg,Prime Minister, Norway

46.  Dana Walden,Chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment, Walt Disney

47. Vicki Hollub, CEO and President, Occidental Petroleum

48. Jennifer Salke, head, Amazon Studios

49. Jennifer Morgan, Co-CEO, SAP SE

50. Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, United Kingdom

51. Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures, Comcast

52. Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen, Cofounder and Chairman, Sovico Holdings

53. Elvira Nabiullina, Governor, Central Bank of Russia

54. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO and Executive Director, HCL Enterprise

55. Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO, SpaceX

56. Tricia Griffith, President and CEO, Progressive Insurance Company Ltd.

57. Maggie Wei Wu, CFO and Head of Strategic Investments, Alibaba Group

58. Feng Ying Wang, CEO, Great Wall Motor Company Limited

59. Lynn Good, Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy

60. Paula Santilli, CEO, PepsiCo Latin America, PepsiCo

61. Rihanna,Musician

62. Melanie Kreis, CFO, Deutsche Post

63. Hooi Ling Tan, co-founder and COO of Grab Holdings Inc.

64. Bonnie Hammer, Chairman, NBCUniversal Content Studios, Comcast

65. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder, Chair and Managing Director, Biocon

66. Beyoncé Knowles, Musician

67. Zhou Qunfei,Founder and CEO, Lens Technology

68. Sophie Wilmes, Prime Minister of Belgium

69. Jane Jie Sun,CEO, Ctrip.com International

70. Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian News & Media

71. Taylor Swift, musician

72. Judy Faulkner, CEO and Founder, Epic Systems

73. Güler Sabanci, Chairman and Managing Director, Sabanci Holding

74. Kathleen Kennedy, President, Lucasfilm

75. Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister, Denmark

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