'The present and future is female'
With women empowerment taking over the globe the past few years has seen the rise of many women as CEO and Chairpersons of larger corporates. From Kamala Harris creating history, as the first-ever female and black female Vice President of United States of America, to the overarching reign of Katherine Jansen, head of research and development of the Pfizer vaccine and Priyanka Chopra Jonas making India proud across the globe, it's evident that women today are making their presence felt by leading the way for growth from the boardroom to Bollywood and the floor of the House of Representatives.
The 8th of March marks International Women's Day, and it is only right to stop and take a moment to appreciate the phenomenal power of women. Because together there is no limit to what women can accomplish. So all you lovely and powerful women out there here's more power to you - Happy Women's Day!
We've rounded-up a list of the 12 most powerful women of the world who have been instrumental in inspiring females worldover. These women have been credited for scripting history in their respective fields of work and for bringing about a change through their contributions and achievements.
1.Kamala Harris, Vice President, USA
The first-ever female vice-president of the United States of America, earlier this year Kamala Harris created history as she was appointed as VP of the most powerful country in the world currently. With her modern and progressive approach, she's carving the way for a bright future for her nation.
2. Michelle Obama, Former First Lady, USA
When it comes to powerful women, Michelle Obama is sure to feature on the list. Through her years of work, she has focused on issues of poverty, healthy living and education.
3. Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Actor
No list of influential women of India is complete without Priyanka Chopra Jonas. She is the first Bollywood actor to have made her presence felt in the international world of acting. From starting in an ABC TV series, Quantico, today she is a force to be reckoned with not only in India but worldwide. Apart from being an established actor, the global icon is also a successful entrepreneur who runs her own production company
4. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson HCL Technologies
In July 2020, Roshni Nadar took over the reins of HCL technologies, one of India’s biggest and leading IT firms, as the Chairperson.
5. Anna Wintour, Editor-In-Chief, Vogue Magazine
When it comes to the world of fashion, Anna Wintour always has the last word. She is the most influential and powerful women in the fashion industry and forced. It was Wintour who completely shifted the entire industry's approach and suggested that the magazines feature celebrities on their cover.
6. Sania Mirza, Professional Tennis Player
When it comes to influential sports identities in tennis, Sania Mirza is a prominent name. She has made us proud on many occasions, Sania Mirza's phenomenal fan following across the world is just one indicator of her impact in the field of sports.
7. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder and Executive Chairperson, Biocon
She is often referred to as India's richest self-made women, with a biopharmaceutical empire being lead by the lady, the entrepreneur-philanthropist is also the recipient of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.
8. Nirmala Sitaraman, Finance Minster, India
She is India’s first full-time woman finance minister and is also the Minister for Corporate Affairs. In the pandemic world, Nirmala Sitaraman has been instrumental to revive the Indian economy and make it overcome the surge of the recession that's being felt worldover.
9. Queen Elizabeth
She was crowned queen at the young age of 27, as is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, holding a place of power on the world stage for over 65 years. Her grace, poise, finesse and demure of ruling a country among other qualities, make her an admirable personality.
10. Kathrin Jansen, Head of Research and Development at Pfizer
The race to find an effective and safe vaccine for COVID-19 caught everyone's attention in 2020, and one of the key players in the search was Kathrin Jansen, head of vaccine research and development at Pfizer. She lead 650 experts to develop the now available vaccine against the virus.
11. Sherly Sandberg, COO Facebook
After incurring a loss of $56 million, Sandberg, Facebook's COO, lead the team to turn the company around and make $22.1 billion in profit. She was the first female member of the board of directors in 2012. Sandberg also encouraged social media service as an advertising platform for small businesses.
12. Oprah Winfrey, Media Executive
Oprah was the first black female billionaire is known for her award-winning talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is respected for talk shows that focused on topics considered taboo and over-the-top-drama interviews.