Forbes features Nirmala Sitharaman on 100 most powerful women list for the consecutive third time
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The first full-time female finance minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman, for the consecutive third time made it Forbes 100 most powerful women in the world. This year, she is ranked at number 37, 4 numbers up from the last year. In 2020, Sitharaman was ranked at number 41 and in 2019, she got 34th spot. Also, she is two spots ahead of her American counterpart Janet Yellen.
Every year, the American business magazine releases a list of 100 powerful women of the world. This year Forbes’ 18th annual list of power women includes 40 CEOs, 19 world leaders, an immunologist and, for the first time in more than a decade, a new number one is released.
The new number one for the first time in more than a decade is billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. She’s the third richest woman in the world, but it’s her unfettered access to that money and her determination to donate it in a way that is meaningful and revolutionary that puts her above the competition.
On number two is US vice president Kamala Harris, who moved up one spot from last year after she became the first female vice president and the highest-ranking female official in US history.
At number three, Christine Lagarde, the president of the European Central Bank, grabbed the position.
Besides Sitharaman, Indian women to feature on the list include HCL Corporation CEO Roshni Nadar Malhotra at 52; Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw at 72 and Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar on number 88.
Here are the top tens of ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’
1 Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott
2 US vice-president Kamala Harris
3 European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde
4 CEO of General Motors Mary Barra
5 Philanthropist Melinda French Gates
6 Fidelity Investments CEO Abigail Johnson
7 Santander Executive Chairman Ana Patricia Botín
8 President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen
9 Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen
10 Accenture CEO Julie Sweet