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Forbes: Von der Leyen is the most powerful woman in the world – Altingit again

Forbes: Von der Leyen is the most powerful woman in the world – Altingit again

In July 2019, German Ursula von der Leyen was appointed President of the European Commission. “She is the first woman to hold this position and is responsible for legislation affecting more than 450 million Europeans,” Forbes wrote. In 2022, it topped the list for the first time, and the year before that it ranked eighth.

Ursula von der Leyen is originally a doctor and worked in a women’s clinic in Germany before entering politics. She was in her 40s at the time, but soon became Minister of Social Affairs in 2003. Between 2013 and 2019, she served as Germany’s first female Defense Minister.

In second place in the Forbes ranking comes French President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde, followed by US Vice President Kamala Harris and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. In fifth place came the artist Taylor Swift, justifying this by saying that she had a significant impact on the American economy with her last tour.

Forbes’ top ten ranking of the most powerful women in the world 2023

  1. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
  2. Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank
  3. Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States
  4. Giorgia Meloni, Prime Minister of Italy
  5. Taylor Swift, artist
  6. Karen Lynch, CEO of CVS
  7. Jane Fraser, CEO of Citigroup
  8. Abigail Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Fidelity Investments
  9. Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
  10. Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

source: Forbes

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