The empowerment of women is the current blazing topic of the world. While the issue of equality of women with men is a boosting concern of modern day society, people are stepping forward to create a domain where women can make their decisions for their personal as well as social benefits.
However, irrespective of all the debates and problems, several women are there who have created their compelling stride in various platforms including social, economic, political, and legal divisions. They are the world’s most powerful women of 2016.
They are smart, influencing, and tough in their particular fields, creating their own signature footstep in different sectors of the world. Here is a rundown of top 10 powerful women in the world, who have overwhelmed the entire world with their social, religious, political and personal activities. Have a look:
- Angela Markel, Chancellor of Germany
Angela Markel whose full name is Angela Dorothea Merkel was born on 17 July 1954 and counted as the most influential woman in the world. Formerly working as a research scientist, Merkel since 2005 has been the Chancellor of Germany. Moreover, she is also the head of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000. Angela Markel is the only woman leader who confronted the existential financial and political hurdles of the European Union, from starting to end. With her smartest and toughest moves in Germany Political sector, she proved to be the best leader ever.
- Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton is the second most dominant personality of the world, having her important step in the politics of United States. She was the presidential candidate of United State, and if she won the election, it would be a new milestone for a woman empowerment issues. Hillary Clinton is the first and only female to administrate the public office, the first lady to be elected senator from New York, and the first woman to stand in the presidential election.
- Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen is the most powerful woman economist of the world, working as the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She also has worked as Chair of the White House Council of Economic, a business professor at the University of California, and chair of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Her skill in connecting the economic theory to the day-to-day life has made her a definite character of world’s most powerful women and ranked her on the 3rd position of the list.
- Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates is the Cochair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Melinda Gates has proved her predominance in altruism and development of the world by donating a whopping amount of $4.2 billion in 2015 and more than $36.7 billion in stipend installments since she becomes the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2002. Formerly she was working in Microsoft and now she runs this foundation with her better half for global development, and her influential work has encouraged several high-profile donors to think about altruism.
- Mary Barra
Mary Barra, the GM Chairman of General Motors, is no doubt the top most influential women in the world. Working as CEO of the company for 2 and ½ years, a few months earlier, Mary appointed as GM Chairman of General Motor. During his working period, Mary boosted the sale rate of the company by strengthening the domestic sale sectors of Europe and China’s luxury marketplace. Driving on the peak of record profits in 2015, this young woman has made the sale rate of the company high-flying.
- Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde is the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, which serves as the topmost economic advisor and backstops for top 188 countries. Earlier this year, Christine Lagarde reelected as the MD of the organization heading towards a second five-year term. When she took control of the group in 2011, IMF was recovering from an institutional one while the world economy was recouping from the financial emergency.
In the following years, Lagarde using her sharp mind, economic skill, and political talent has quickly figured out how to select nations as assorted as China, Russia, and Britain in the IMF’s financial control, while harnessing with the harsh States for the fundamental advantages of her Fund.
- Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg is a leading writer and novelist and f course she is the widow of Dave Goldberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, who died at the age of 47 unexpectedly. In 2015 November, Sheryl showing her huge kindness and humanity donated worth $31 million of her Facebook stock to a charitable fund, for helping the working women and strengthening the empowerment of women. The majority of the donated amount went to the non-profit fund “Lean In”, for supporting the groups of women’s empowerment mission.
- Susan Wojcicki
When the discussion come to defining world’s most powerful women, who can forget Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube; the leading and largest video streaming site. The Net worth of Susan is $350 Million which is still a nightmare for any men in the world. Behind 2006 deal of YouTube purchasing at $1.65 billion, the only mind that worked is of Susan Wojcicki. Now YouTube with an estimated income of $70 billion is overwhelming the entire social media arena.
- Meg Whitman
CEO of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Meg Whitman is truly a symbol of women empowerment of the world. Since past four years, she is positioned as the chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, whose annual sale profit margin is $52 billion. Formerly working as Hasbro and Walt Disney executive, Meg is also renowned for her wise administrating the online auction site eBay. It is the brain and idea of Meg what skipped eBay from $5.7 million revenues in 1997 to $8 billion in 2008.
- Ana Patricia Botín
Last but not the least, Ana Patricia Botin, the Executive Chairman of Banco Santander is the 10th most powerful woman in the world. The head of Santander Group Ana was also esteemed for her powerful banking skill which has made her the very first female to lead the largest bank in the Eurozone, whose net profit margin of 2016 is worth $68.4 billion.
Her father Emilio Botín once positioned on the current position of Ana and after his death, Ana elected as the Executive Chairman of financial-services for the Santander Group of Spain.