The world’s most powerful women

Stretching from the world of fashion to the implementation of foreign policy, women have been influential in many diverse areas.

Here’s a list of the 30 most powerful women in the world right now.


30. Ho Ching, CEO of Temasek Holdings and wife of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

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29. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth

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28. Conde Nast Publications artistic director and editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour

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27. Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat

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26. Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi

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25. Chairman of the State Bank of India Arundhati Bhattacharya

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24. Lockheed Martin’s Chairman, President, and CEO Marillyn Hewson

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23. The three female US Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg (L), Sonia Sotomayor (2nd R) and Elena Kagan (R) (seen here with Sandra Day O’Connor, 2nd L)

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22. Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and current Administrator of the United Nations Development Program Helen Clark

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21. Media proprietor, producer and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey

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20. Co-CEO of Oracle Safra Catz

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19. European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini

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18. Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet

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17. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen

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16. President and CEO of Fidelity Investments Abigail Johnson

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15. Apple Senior Vice President of retail and online stores Angela Ahrendts

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14. PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi

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13. US First Lady Michelle Obama

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12. South Korean President Park Geun-hye

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11. IBM Chairwoman, President and CEO Virginia “Ginni” Rometty

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10. Chairman of Spanish bank Santander Ana Patricia Botin

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9. CEO and President of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Meg Whitman

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8. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki

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7. Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg

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6. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

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5. General Motors CEO Mary Barra

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4. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair Melinda Gates

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3. US Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen

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2. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

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1: Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel

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