Angela Merkel is still the most powerful woman in the world. The German Chancellor has held the top spot on the University Magazine Most Powerful Women List. Another prominent political leader, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, ranked second. It is her first time appearing on the list. Every year, Forbes releases a list of the most powerful women in the world.
The list is compiled using a variety of factors, including wealth, media presence, and impact. This year’s list includes women from various sectors, including business, politics, and activism. The number one spot on this year’s list goes to Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany. Merkel has been in power for over a decade and is considered one of the most influential leaders in the world.
The Most Powerful Women In The World 2018
10. Ginni Rometty
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9. Ana Patricia Botín
Ana Patricia Botín-Sanz de Sautuola O’Shea, DBE is a Spanish banker. On 10 September 2014, she was appointed an executive chairman of Santander Group, the fourth generation of the Botín family to hold this role.
8. Christine Lagarde
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7. Abigail Johnson,
Abigail Pierrepont Johnson is an American businesswoman. Since 2014, Johnson has been president and chief executive officer of US investment firm Fidelity Investments and chairman of its international sister company Fidelity International.
6. Susan Wojcicki
Susan Diane Wojcicki is an American technology executive. She has been the CEO of YouTube since February 2014. She is from Los Altos, California, and has a net worth of $410 million.
5. Mary Barra
Mary Teresa Barra is the Chairman and CEO of General Motors Company. She has held the CEO position since January 15, 2014, and she is the first female CEO of a major global automaker.
4. Sheryl Sandberg
3. Melinda Gates
Melinda Ann Gates is an American philanthropist. She is a former Microsoft employee and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She worked at Microsoft, where she was project manager for Microsoft Bob, Encarta, and Expedia.
2. Theresa Mary
Theresa May, May is a British politician serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2016. She served as Home Secretary from 2010 to 2016.
1. Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and leader of the center-right Christian Democratic Union since 2000.