Forbes 2020 List: Nirmala Sitharaman, Roshni Nadar and Kiran Mazumdar Named For 100 Most Powerful Women Of The World

by Shatakshi Gupta

Forbes, the world famous magazine, has released a list of the world’s most powerful hundred women. The list includes India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, HCL Enterprise CEO Roshni Nadar Malhotra and Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar Shaw  and Renuka Jagtiani from India.

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Interestingly, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been number one in this list for the 10th consecutive year. Kamala Harris, Vice President of America is also named in this list.

Nirmala Sitharaman is at 41, Roshni Nadar at 55

Among the powerful women of India who have been named in this list, Nirmala Sitharaman is at number 41 while Roshni Nadar is at number 55. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, who became India’s richest woman with her earnings, is at number 68 on this list and Landmark Group chairwoman Renuka Jagtiani has been ranked at number 98 by Forbes.

US’s first female VP Kamala Harris is at third rank

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The 17th Annual Forbes Power List includes women from 30 countries, of which 10 are heads of state, 38 CEOs and five entertainers. Kamala Harris of Indian origin is the first female vice president of the US and is third on the list. Harris, who has climbed the ladder of success in American politics, has been named for the first time in the list of 100 most powerful women in the world.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is at number 39 and Queen Elizabeth at 46

In the Forbes list, neighbouring country Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ranked at number 39 and Queen Elizabeth-II of Britain has been ranked at number 46. Sai Ing Wen, Taiwan’s president, has been ranked number 37 for implementing a strict contact tracing program in January, saving life of 23 million citizens from fatal COVID-19.

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