Kamala Harris, Jacinda Ardern and Stacy Abrams were included in the Forbes list of the most powerful women of 2020. The rating includes leaders from 30 countries in politics, entertainment, business and other fields, including 10 heads of state, 38 CEOs and five artists.
Russia was represented in the top 100 by Elvira Nabiullina, head of the Central Bank. It took the 57th line of the rating.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the tenth year in a row the invariable leader, and the head of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde is the second year in the second place in the list. Kamala Harris, elected Vice President of the United States, was in the top for the first time and immediately to the third line. The magazine explained it as “a rapid ascent in American politics.
The top five also included Ursula von der Leyen, the first female president of the European Commission, and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Forbes noted that although women on the list can be very different, “they are united by how they use their resources and positions to address the unique challenges of 2020. Several participants in the rating were highly commended for their effective response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was 32nd in the ranking. She was recently re-elected for a second term after leading the successful Coronavirus campaign. Taiwan’s President Cai Ying-Wen took 37th place on the Forbes list. Taiwan was praised by experts as “an excellent example of how to fight the coronavirus.
This year, the list was supplemented by 17 new faces. This shows that “women are leading the way in all spheres of society transformed by the global pandemic.
Some of the world’s most beloved personalities and artists also made it to the top 100 this year. Among them are Oprah Winfrey on 20th position, Beyonce Knowles on 72nd and Taylor Swift on 82nd.