Angela Merkel still leading influential women

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The American magazine Forbes published its list of the “100 most powerful women in the world”. For the 10th consecutive year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in the lead. Still, the top 3 records a new arrival, that of the American Vice-President, Kamala Harris. After the President of the European Central Bank, the latter is in the third position, Christine Lagarde.

A Forbes release says this 17th edition ” recognizes the trailblazers who skillfully lead countries, voters and communities through one of the most tumultuous periods in modern history .”

“ The World’s 100 Most Influential Women List highlights women leaders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs who harness their power and resources to make a lasting impact in the world, ” adds the magazine.

In the top three, therefore, appear Angela Merkel, whose 15th appearance in this list, followed by Christine Lagarde, then Kamala Harris, both the first woman elected to the post of Vice President of the United States. And of Asian origin to hold this office.

According to Moira Forbes, executive vice president of Forbes and editor of ‘Forbes Women’, ” In all the cogs of power, the leaders on this year’s list of the world’s 100 most powerful women are rising to meet unprecedented challenges. of 2020 “.

” While Covid-19 has jeopardized hard-won advances in gender equity, this year’s nominees are finding solutions to long-standing problems that require urgent action to move us all forward,” she added.

Note that among the other names on this list, we will retain Queen Elizabeth (46th), the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern (32nd), that of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wajed (39th) as well as the president of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde (96th).