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World's 100 Most Powerful Women List by Forbes

Published on November 02, 2017
In the recent list of Most Powerful Women by Forbes, CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar was named the most powerful woman in India.

World's 100 Most Powerful Women List by Forbes

  • She is she ranked 32nd.
  • Kochhar became the first Indian woman to receive the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Citizenship in last May.
  • CEO of HCL Enterprise Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson of Biocon Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson of Hindustan Times Group Shobhana Bhartia and actress Priyanka Chopra are the other Indian women who featured on the list.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped this year’s list, for the seventh consecutive year, and 12 times in total. 
  • The 100 most powerful women on the list represent seven categories or power bases: billionaires, business, finance, media, politics, philanthropists and NGOs, and technology

Top 10 most powerful women in the world are:

1.    Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
2.    Theresa May, Prime Minister of United Kingdom
3.    Melinda Gates, Co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
4.    Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook
5.    Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors Company
6.    Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube
7.    Abigail Johnson, President and CEO of Fidelity Investments
8.    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund
9.    Ana Patricia Botin, Executive Chairman of Santander Group
10.    Ginni Rometty, President and CEO of IBM

Ranks of Indian Women Featured in the List

  • Chanda Kochhar: 32
  • Roshni Nadar Malhotra: 57
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw: 71
  • Shobhana Bhartia: 92
  • Priyanka Chopra: 97

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