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Nirmala Sitharaman, Falguni Nayar in ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ list

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The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women:

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar are among six Indians who have made it to the Forbes’ annual list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”. Ranked at number 36, Nirmala Sitharaman has made it to the list for the fourth time in a row. In 2021, the 63-year-old minister was ranked at number 37 in the list, while she was in the 41st spot in 2020 and 34th in 2019.

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The other Indians to feature on the list:

  • HCLTech Chairperson Roshni Nadar Malhotra (rank: 53),
  • Securities And Exchange Board Of India (SEBI) Chairperson Madhabi Puri Buch (rank: 54),
  • Steel Authority Of India Chairperson Soma Mondal (rank: 67),
  • The list includes 39 CEOs; 10 heads of state; and 11 billionaires worth a combined $115 billion.

World’s 100 Most Powerful Women: Globally

  • For her leadership during the Ukraine war, as well as her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen sits atop the 19th annual Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
  • While European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde is placed at 2nd position, US Vice President Kamala Harris ranked 3rd in the list.
  • At rank 100, Iran’s Jina “Mahsa” Amini has posthumously made it to the influential list. Her death in September sparked an unprecedented women-led revolution for their rights in the Islamic nation.

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