Here is the good news for India, and that’s from Forbes.
Forbes named the Indian Finance Minister Sitharaman in its ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ list.
This is first time for Sitharaman, who was ranked at 34th position.
Sitharaman has the record of being India’s first women Finance Minister. She earlier served as the Minister of Defense for the complete tenure.
“In 2019, women around the globe took action, claiming leadership positions in government, business, philanthropy and media. These trailblazers are not to be messed with,” Forbes said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel made it to the top of the list, followed by European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde (2nd) and Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (3rd).
Among the popular names were:
Melinda Gates – 6
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty – 9
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg – 18
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern – 38
Ivanka Trump – 38
Pop Singer Rihanna – 61
Beyonce – 66
Taylor Swift – 71
Tennis Star Serena Williams – 81
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg – 100
“The top-ranked woman for the ninth year in a row, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is crusading against anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe,” Forbes said in a statement.
“Taylor Swift is battling industry stalwarts and private equity firms over musician song-ownership rights; and 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg- one of 23 newcomers to the list- is fighting inaction on climate change and galvanizing millions of young people around the globe,” it added.
The annual Forbes listing of influential women comes as a great encouragement to the global women community and lays down an encouraging path for future women!