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'' Forbes '' publishes the names of the most powerful women in the world / Merkel does not dethrone


From fighting the pandemic to rebuilding modern politics, these influential women - including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and suffrage lawyer Stacey Abrams - are making history of our era.

The most powerful women in the world in the 2020 list of "Forbes" are from 30 countries belonging to 4 different generations. 10 are heads of state, 38 CEOs and 5 are from the world of television and showbiz.

Although they differ in age, nationality and professional background, they are united by a common denominator; how they have used their platforms to address the unique challenges of 2020.

As Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg (ranked 52nd) said at a global conference in November: “… democratic countries where human rights are respected and where women are able to achieve high positions in society are also countries who are better prepared to deal with Covid-19 crises ”.

The list contains 17 names that have never been part of it before. According to Forbes, this is an indication that women are leading all aspects of a society transformed by a global pandemic.


1. Angela Merkel - Chancellor of Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is ranked first as the most powerful woman in the world for the tenth time. This is also the 15th time Merkel has appeared on this list.

2.Christine Lagarde - President of the European Central Bank.

3. Kamala Harris - First Vice President, in the USA.

4. Ursula von der Leyen - President of the European Commission

5.Melinda Gates - FAmerican ilantrop and co-founder of 'Bill & Melinda Gates'


Here you can see the full list -



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