President of the European Commission is the most powerful woman in the world, says Forbes

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On Tuesday (6), the list of the 100 most powerful women in the world was released by Forbes. The criteria used were: money, media, impact and spheres of influence. With no Brazilians on the list, most of the names are heads of state and CEOs. Artists like Rihanna and Taylor Swift were also mentioned.

See the top three:

1. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

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Ursula von der Leyen (64) is the first woman to hold the position of President of the European Commission. She was once Germany’s defense minister and a member of former German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet. Her leadership against Covid-19 and against the war in Ukraine was decisive for her highlight on the list.

2. Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank

Christine Lagarde (66) led the International Monetary Fund for nine years and became the first woman to head the European Central Bank in November 2019. Her main challenge is to contain the economic fallout from Covid-19 and prevent further damage to the eurozone .

3. Kamala Harris, Vice President of the USA

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Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris is the first black woman of South Asian descent to hold the position. In 2010, there was also a record: she was the first woman and black person to be attorney general of California.

Also on the list are presenter Oprah Winfrey (64) in 24th position and the President of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (82), in 25th position.

Singer and businesswoman Rihanna (34) occupies the 73rd position and Beyoncé (41), who was the woman who most competed for the Grammy, with 88 nominations, is in the 80th place on the list.

Source: CNN Brasil

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