Women influencers have emerged significantly over the past few years who are driving change and innovation in the world. These women are inspiring change and have strived to push the boundaries and bring change in the society. All of these influential women have worked their way up and conquer many achievements in their life.
According to the Forbes world most powerful people list, only five women secured rankings for the year 2018. Among these notable ladies, are politicians, and businesswomen. These rankings are actually on the basis of the impact and their influence on a big audience. Read more to find out these 5 most influential women of 2018:
Angela Dorothea Merkel is currently serving as the Chancellor of Germany. She has secured the fourth position on the Forbes List of the most powerful people. Markel is famous for being the first women Chancellor of Germany. She has been breaking all kinds of barriers since her joining of the Christian Democratic Union political party. She is also among the most influential women of the west.
Theresa May, serving as a Prime Minister of United Kingdom was ranked 14th on the Forbes list. She is serving as a politician and leader of the conservative party. Theresa May was appointed as the first female Chairman of the Conservative party in 2002. She has worked as a Minister for Women and Equality in parallel to her job as a Home Secretary from 2010 to 2016. She is also among the most influential women of the west.
In the world of business and economics, the name of Christine Lagarde is above all. Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde, a French politician and head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She secured the 22nd position in the Forbes ranking list. In 2015, Lagarde also secured the 5th position as the most powerful women in the world.
She was the first female chairwoman of the famous law firm Baker & McKenzie. She held various positions in the French government such as Minister of Economic Affairs, Finance and Employment, Minister of Agriculture and FIshing. Christine is also among the most influential women in the business world.
Here is another bold name in the influential women in business. Mary Barra took the 53rd spot on the list who is also the CEO of the General Motors. She is the first woman who secured this position and has also joined the board of directors at Disney. Barra is the first female who held the position of chief executive in the automobile sector. She started working in General Motors at the age of 18 years old. Mary contributed towards pushing GM to develop Chevy Bolt EV thus beating the competitive Tesla. Since she is from the business background, she is also listed in the most influential women in business by Forbes.
The President and CEO of fidelity investments secured the rank of 70th in the list. Abigail is an American businesswoman and one of the world’s wealthiest women with a net worth of $16.6 billion. She is also the only woman to serve on the board of Financial Services Forum. Abigail also worked as a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Capitalization. She has an MBA from Harvard and later joined the Fidelity Investments founded by Edward Johnson II, her grandfather.
The list clearly shows that there were only a few women leaders who are listed in the Forbes. Perhaps this is the reflection of the society that women of the 21st century are still facing many obstacles in the male-dominated world. Women have to work together and break the work barriers they are still facing in society. Besides politics and business, women are making a great contribution to technology, science and innovation. Read about the most inspiring women entrepreneurs of 2018.
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