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World’s Most Powerful Women For 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the list of CEOWORLD magazine’s Most Powerful Women In The World For 2018, primarily because of her control over the largest economy in Europe, and one of the main political players in the European Union. She has also been recognized as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful People” in a separate list by the CEOWORLD magazine.  During a gala night held in Brussels, CEOWORLD magazine unveiled the list of the world’s most powerful women for the year 2018 – top female leaders who are frontrunners in business and politics. The list features 98 renowned businesswoman, women heading government departments, and top female executives.

British prime minister, Theresa May, was named as the second most powerful woman in the world, followed by General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra (3rd), Susanne Klatten, the richest woman in Germany (4th), Queen Elizabeth II (5th), and Walmart Heiress Alice Walton, comes in at number six.

World’s Most Powerful Women For 2018:

RankName Country
1Angela Merkel Germany
2Theresa May United Kingdom
3Mary Barra United States
4Susanne KlattenGermany
5Queen Elizabeth II United Kingdom
6Alice WaltonUnited States
7Melinda Gates United States
8Francoise Bettencourt MeyersFrance
9Laurene Powell Jobs United States
10Abigail Johnson United States
11Melania TrumpUnited States
12Christine Lagarde France
13Marillyn HewsonUnited States
14Gina Rinehart Australia
15Ana Patricia Botín Spain
16Karen PritzkerUnited States
17Sheryl Sandberg United States
18Ginni Rometty United States
19Angela Ahrendts United States
20Susan Wojcicki United States
21Adena Friedman United States
22Charlene de Carvalho-HeinekenNetherlands
23Ivanka Trump United States
24Meg Whitman United States
25Ruth Porat United States
26Debra CafaroUnited States
27Christy WaltonUnited States
28Ho Ching Singapore
29Sheikh Hasina Wajed Bangladesh
30Jacinda Ardern New Zealand
31Phebe Novakovic United States
32Carrie PerrodoFrance
33Peng Liyuan China
34Isabelle Kocher France
35Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic Croatia
36Savitri JindalIndia
37Anna Wintour United States
38Mary Callahan Erdoes United States
39Roshni Nadar Malhotra India
40Dana Walden United States
41Ann Walton KroenkeUnited States
42Melanie Kreis Germany
43Dalia Grybauskaite Lithuania
44Amy Hood United States
45Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw India
46Marijke MarsUnited States
47Kersti Kaljulaid Estonia
48Judy Faulkner United States
49Elizabeth WarrenUnited States
50Pamela MarsUnited States
51Emma Walmsley United Kingdom
52Miuccia Prada Italy
53Valerie MarsUnited States
54Victoria MarsUnited States
55Margarita Louis DreyfusSwitzerland
56Shobhana Bhartia India
57Sandra Ortega MeraSpain
58Priscilla Chan United States
59Nancy Walton LaurieUnited States
60Katharine RaynerUnited States
61Geisha Williams United States
62Margaretta TaylorUnited States
63Shari ArisonIsrael
64Gwynne Shotwell United States
65Oprah Winfrey United States
66Beata Maria Szydlo Poland
67Nancy PelosiUnited States
68Kamala HarrisUnited States
69J.K. Rowling United Kingdom
70Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar
71Lynn Good United States
72Arianna Huffington United States
73Isabel dos Santos Angola
74Elvira Nabiullina Russia
75Sarah Huckabee SandersUnited States
76Katrin JakobsdottirIceland
77Gail Koziara Boudreaux United States
78Cathy Engelbert (Deloitte) United States
79Pamela M. Nicholson (Enterprise Holdings, Inc) United States
80Kathy Warden (Northrop Grumman) United States
81Anne Finucane (Banker) United States
82Leanne Caret (Boeing) United States
83Kathryn V. Marinello (Hertz Corporation) United States
84Julie Sweet (Accenture) United States
85Michele Buck (Hershey Company) United States
86Mary Dillon (Ulta Beauty Inc) United States
87Marianne Lake (JPMorgan Chase) United States
88Helena Foulkes(Hudson's Bay Company) United States
89Deanna M. Mulligan (Guardian Life) United States
90Heather Bresch (Mylan) United States
91Kathleen Murphy (Fidelity Investments ) United States
92Vicki Hollub (Occidental Petroleum) United States
93Rosalind G. Brewer (Starbucks) United States
94Lisa Davis (Siemens Corporation) Germany
95Tricia Griffith (Progressive Corporation) United States
96Judith McKenna (Walmart) United Kingdom
97Karen S. Lynch (Aetna Inc) United States
98Safra Catz (Oracle) United States

 

Anna Papadopoulos

Anna Papadopoulos

Senior Editor at CEOWORLD magazine
Editor, writer, teacher, consultant. Advocate for plain language, journalism, free speech, and tolerance. Feminist. Based in Sydney, Australia.
Anna Papadopoulos

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