“FORBES’ definitive ranking of the most powerful women in the world.”
FORBES’ Power 100 Women list includes Women in Politics, Business, Technology, Philanthropy, Media, Finance, Entertainment and even, Billionaire. We are truly excited to see that FORBES’ Power 100 list captures an array of leading women breaking “new” glass ceilings in their industries.
The FORBES’ Power 100 Women list was also filled with 19 new faces including:
1. Loretta Lynch – U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Made History as the First Female African-American sworn in as US Attorney General in April 2015. Her appointment was confirmed by Senate vote five months after President Barack Obama nominated her in November 2014.
2. Ruth Porat – Chief Financial Officer, Google, U.S. Regarded as Wall Street’s Most Powerful Woman after her tenor as the CFO of Morgan Stanley. She now serves as the newly appointed CFO at Google.
3. Federica Mogherini, Foreign Policy Chief, European Union, Italy. She served as Italy’s record youngest Foreign Minister for only nine months. Mogherini began her 5-year term as EU Foreign Policy Chief in November, 2014.
4. Ewa Kopacz, Prime Minister, Poland. She was previously a speaker of parliament, Kopacz was elected prime minister in September 2014. She is the Second woman to lead Poland and was handpicked by predecessor and current European Council President Donald Tusk.
5. Beth Comstock, CEO, GE Business Innovations; CMO, GE, U.S. In addition to leading marketing efforts as GE’s CMO since 2003, in October 2014, Comstock was appointed as the CEO of GE Business Innovations, which includes GE Lighting, which generates $3 billion in annual revenue.
6. Taylor Swift, Musician-Philanthropist, U.S. Since the release of her career-launching album in 2006, Swift hasn’t been a stranger to the top of the charts or charities. After dropping platinum album 1989 and donating all earnings from hit single “Welcome to New York” to New York Public Schools, 2014 may be her most impressive year yet.
7. Nemat “Minouche” Shafik, Deputy Governor, Bank of England, U.K. In her new role at Bank of England, Deputy Governor Shafik has been tasked with managing relationships with financial markets in the wake of foreign exchange market scandal. As of her appointment in August 2014, she is the second woman to hold this position.
8. Elizabeth Holmes, Founder-CEO, Theranos, U.S. As the World’s Youngest self-made Female billionaire in 2014, her net worth is $4.6 billion – and her blood testing company is also valued at $9 billion.
9. Shobhana Bhartia, Chair, HT Media, India. Bhartia inherited and transformed her father’s business, HT Media, into a company that publishes several papers, including India’s second most read daily Hindustan Times, runs radio stations and websites and promotes education.
10. Fabiola Gianotti, Director-General, CERN, Italy. Gianotti is an Italian Physicist known for her “God particle” discovery, and last November (2014), she was named the Director General of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Gianotti is going to be the First Female Director in this role, when she officially transition in 2016. See complete new comers list on FORBES.com
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