SNJ: T-1906 “The 2017 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” | Author: Caroline Howard | Publisher: Forbes | #SmitaNairJain

fullsizeoutput_1f69Who runs the world? The 2017 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women identifies a new generation of icons, game-changers and gate crashers who are boldly scaling new heights and transforming the world. This year’s ranking, our 14th edition, is nearly one-quarter newcomers who are stepping into power in politics, technology, business, philanthropy and media. That should give everyone hope.

Rank Name Age Country Category
#1 Angela Merkel 63 Germany Politics
#2 Theresa May 61 United Kingdom Politics
#3 Melinda Gates 53 United States Philanthropy/NGO
#4 Sheryl Sandberg 48 United States Technology
#5 Mary Barra 55 United States Automotive
#6 Susan Wojcicki 49 United States Technology
#7 Abigail Johnson 55 United States Finance and Investments
#8 Christine Lagarde 61 France Economy
#9 Ana Patricia Botín 57 Spain Finance and Investments
#10 Ginni Rometty 60 United States Technology
#11 Indra Nooyi 62 United States Diversified
#12 Meg Whitman 61 United States Technology
#13 Angela Ahrendts 57 United States Technology
#14 Laurene Powell Jobs 53 United States Philanthropy/NGO
#15 Tsai Ing-wen 61 Taiwan Politics
#16 Michelle Bachelet 66 Chile Politics
#17 Federica Mogherini 44 Italy Politics
#18 Safra Catz 55 United States Technology
#19 Ivanka Trump 36 United States Politics
#20 Adena Friedman 48 United States Finance and Investments
#21 Oprah Winfrey 63 United States Media & Entertainment
#22 Marillyn Hewson 63 United States Manufacturing
#23 Isabelle Kocher 50 France Energy
#24 U.S. Supreme Court Justices United States Politics
#25 Ruth Porat 59 United States Technology
#26 Queen Elizabeth II 91 United Kingdom Politics
#27 Anna Wintour 68 United States Media & Entertainment
#28 Ho Ching 64 Singapore Diversified
#29 Emma Walmsley 48 United Kingdom
#30 Sheikh Hasina Wajed 70 Bangladesh Politics
#31 Beata Maria Szydlo 54 Poland Politics
#32 Chanda Kochhar 55 India Diversified
#33 Aung San Suu Kyi 72 Myanmar Politics
#34 Lucy Peng 44 China Technology
#35 Pollyanna Chu 59 Hong Kong Finance and Investments
#36 Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi 55 United Arab Emirates Politics
#37 Amy Hood 45 United States Technology
#38 Jacinda Ardern 37 Politics
#39 Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic 49 Croatia Politics
#40 Jean Liu 39 China Technology
#41 Bonnie Hammer 67 United States Media & Entertainment
#42 Nicola Sturgeon 47 United Kingdom Politics
#43 Nikki Haley 45 United States Politics
#44 Rosalind Brewer 54 United States Diversified
#45 Gina Rinehart 63 Australia Metals & Mining
#46 Erna Solberg 56 Norway Politics
#47 Stacey Snider 56 United States Media & Entertainment
#48 Phebe Novakovic 59 United States Diversified
#49 Elvira Nabiullina 54 Russia Finance and Investments
#50 Beyoncé Knowles 36 United States Media & Entertainment
#51 Peng Liyuan 54 China Politics
#52 Margarita Simonyan 37 Russia Media & Entertainment
#53 Mary Callahan Erdoes 50 United States Finance and Investments
#54 Qunfei Zhou 47 Hong Kong Technology
#55 Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen 47 Vietnam Diversified
#56 Lisa Davis 54 United States
#57 Roshni Nadar Malhotra 36 India Technology
#58 Güler Sabanci 62 Turkey Diversified
#59 Lubna S. Olayan 62 Saudi Arabia Diversified
#60 Dana Walden 53 United States Media & Entertainment
#61 Katharine Viner 45 United Kingdom Media & Entertainment
#62 Feng Ying Wang China Automotive
#63 Donna Langley 49 United Kingdom Media & Entertainment
#64 Marianne Lake 48 United Kingdom Finance and Investments
#65 Hillary Clinton 70 United States Politics
#66 Mingzhu Dong 63 Manufacturing
#67 Melanie Kreis 46 Germany
#68 Dalia Grybauskaite 61 Lithuania Politics
#69 Priscilla Chan 32 United States Philanthropy/NGO
#70 Gwynne Shotwell 53 United States Construction & Engineering
#71 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw 64 India Healthcare
#72 Zanny Minton Beddoes United Kingdom Media & Entertainment
#73 Miuccia Prada 68 Italy Fashion & Retail
#74 Isabel dos Santos 44 Angola Finance and Investments
#75 Solina Chau 55 Hong Kong Technology
#76 Lam Wai Ying Hong Kong Manufacturing
#77 Kathleen Kennedy United States Media & Entertainment
#78 Kersti Kaljulaid 47 Estonia Politics
#79 Arianna Huffington 67 United States Media & Entertainment
#80 Judy Faulkner 74 United States Technology
#81 Fabiola Gianotti 57 Italy Philanthropy/NGO
#82 Lynn Good United States Energy
#83 Geisha Williams United States
#84 Mary Meeker 58 United States Finance and Investments
#85 Taylor Swift 27 United States All Star Alumni
#86 Patricia Harris 61 United States Philanthropy/NGO
#87 Drew Gilpin Faust 70 United States Philanthropy/NGO
#88 J.K. Rowling 52 United Kingdom
#89 Eliza Manningham-Buller 69 United Kingdom Philanthropy/NGO
#90 Raja Easa Al Gurg United Arab Emirates Diversified
#91 Debra Cafaro United States Real Estate
#92 Shobhana Bhartia 60 India Media & Entertainment
#93 Lee Boo-Jin 47 South Korea Service
#94 Jenny Lee 45 Singapore Finance and Investments
#95 Kirsten Green 45 United States Finance and Investments
#96 Belinda Johnson 50 United States Technology
#97 Priyanka Chopra 35 India
#98 Kathryn Petralia 47 United States Finance and Investments
#99 Anne Finucane United States Finance and Investments
#100 Beth Brooke-Marciniak 58 United States Dive

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