The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

  • In December, 2022 Forbes released the list of ‘the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’.
  • 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 (Rank 1″) in 19 annual Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
  • European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde is placed at 2nd position and US Vice President Kamala Harris ranked 3rd in the list.

Details of Indian women who made it to the list:

  1. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, who is ranked 36, is on the list for the fourth time in a row.
  2. Roshini Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson of HCLTech, has been ranked 53rd.
  3. Madhabi Puri Buch, Chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), is ranked 54th on the list.
  4. Soma Mondal, Chairperson of the Steel Authority of India, is ranked 67.
  5. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, executive chairperson and founder of Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited is ranked 77.
  6. Falguni Sanjay Nayar, the founder and CEO of the beauty and lifestyle retail company Nykaa, is ranked 89th.