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Top 10 Most Powerful Women in the world 2022

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Top 10 most powerful women in the world 2022: A lot of women in various disciplines are making tremendous impact around the world. They are able to influence policies and decisions that affect the society.

Over the years business Magazine has been publishing the list of the world’s most powerful women. The list of the top 10 most powerful women in the world 2022 features women in business, governance, media, among others.

In this article we will be bring to you the top 10 most powerful women in the world.

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Top 10 Most Powerful Women in the world 2022

Most Powerful women in the worldCountry
Mackenzie ScottUnited States
Kamala HarrisUnited States
Christine LagardeFrench
Mary BarraUnited States
Melinda French GatesUnited States
Abigail JohnsonUnited States
Ana Patricia Borton
Ursula von der LeyenGermany
Tsai ing-wenTaiwan
Julie SweetUnited States
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Most Powerful Women in the world

Mackenzie Scott

MacKenzie Scott is an American novelist and philanthropist. She is known for her involvement in Amazon, as well as her now dissolved marriage to Jeff Bezos.  she has a net worth of US$62.2 billion, owing to a 4% stake in Amazon. As such, Scott is the third-wealthiest woman in the United States, and the 21st-wealthiest individual in the world. Scott was named as the world’s most powerful women by Forbes in 2021, and one of Time’s100 Most Influential People of 2020.

Kamala Harris

Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney who is the 49th and current vice president of the United States. She is the first female vice president and the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, as well as the first African American and first Asian American vice president. 

A member of the Democratic Party, she served as the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017 and as a United States senator representing California from 2017 to 2021. Harris became vice president upon being inaugurated in January 2021 alongside President Joe Biden, having defeated the incumbent president, Donald Trump, and vice president, Mike Pence, in the 2020 election. Kamala harris is one of the top 10 most powerful women in the world

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Christine Lagarde

Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde  is a French politician and lawyer who is the current president of the European Central Bank, a position she has held since 1 November 2019. Prior to this appointment and between July 2011 and September 2019, she was the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Lagarde previously held various senior ministerial posts in the Government of France: she was Minister of Foreign Trade (2005–2007), Minister of Agriculture and Fishing (2007) and Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry (2007–2011). Lagarde was the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy and is the first woman to head both the ECB and the IMF.

Christine is among the top 10 most powerful women in the world.

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Mary Barra

Mary Teresa Barra is an American businesswoman who has been the chair and chief executive officer (CEO) of General Motors since January 15, 2014. She is the first female CEO of a ‘Big Three’ automaker. In December 2013, GM named her to succeed Daniel Akerson as CEO. Prior to being named CEO, Barra was executive vice president of global product development, purchasing, and supply chain.

Melinda French Gates

Melinda French Gates is an American philanthropist and former computer scientist and general manager at Microsoft. French Gates has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s most powerful women by Forbes.

In 2000, she and her then-husband Bill Gates co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable organization as of 2015. She and her ex-husband have been awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom and the French Legion of Honour. In early May 2021, Bill and Melinda Gates announced they were getting divorced but will still remain co-chairs of the foundation. Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world.

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Abigail Johnson

Abigail Pierrepont Johnson is an American billionaire businesswoman. Since 2014, Johnson has been president and chief executive officer of American investment firm Fidelity Investments (FMR), and chair of its international sister company Fidelity International (FIL). Fidelity was founded by her grandfather Edward C. Johnson II.

Her father, Edward C. “Ned” Johnson III, remains chair emeritus of FMR. As of March 2013, the Johnson family owned a 49% stake in the privately-held company, with Johnson herself holding an estimated 24.5%.

Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is a German politician and physician, who has been President of the European Commission since 1 December 2019. She served in the Cabinet of Germany from 2005 to 2019, holding successive positions in Angela Merkel’s cabinet, most recently as Minister of Defence. Von der Leyen is a member of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its EU counterpart, the European People’s Party (EPP). Ursula von der Leyen is one of the most powerful women in the world.

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Tsai Ing-wen

Tsai Ing-wen is a Taiwanese politician and academic serving as the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since 2016.[1] A member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Tsai is the first female president of Taiwan. She has served as Chair of the DPP since 2020, and previously from 2008 to 2012 and 2014 to 2018.

Julie Sweet

Julie Terese Sweet is an American business executive. She is chief executive officer of Accenture, a multinational professional services company. She is also a member of the Global Management Committee for Accenture. According to The New York Times, she is “one of the most powerful women in corporate America.”[5] She was named to Fortune‘s “Most Powerful Women” list from 2016 through 2019.

Summary of Top 10 Most Powerful Women in the world 2022

  1. Mackenzie Scott
  2. Kamala Harris
  3. Christine Lagarde
  4. Mary Barra
  5. Melinda French Gates
  6. Abigail Johnson
  7. Anna Patricia Borton
  8. Ursula von der Leyen
  9. Tsai ing-wen
  10. Julie Sweet

Top 10 Most Powerful Women in the world 2021

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel is currently the most powerful woman in the world. She a German politician who has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2005 and as Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 2000 to 2018. A member of the Christian Democratic Union, Merkel is the first female Chancellor of Germany.  Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union

Merkel is the fourth most powerful person on earth

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Christine Lagarde

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Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde is a French politician and lawyer serving as President of the European Central Bank since November 2019. Between July 2011 and November 2019, she served as chair and managing director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Lagarde previously held various senior ministerial posts in the Government of France: she was Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry (2007–2011), Minister of Agriculture and Fishing (2007) and Minister of Commerce (2005–2007). Lagarde was the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy and is the first woman to head each the ECB and IMF.

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Nancy Pelosi

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Number three of the most powerful women in the world is Nancy Pelosi. She is an American politician who is currently serving as a congresswoman from California and the speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

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Pelosi is the only woman in U.S. history to serve as Speaker and the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history. She is also the dean of California’s congressional delegation. As House speaker, Pelosi is second in the presidential line of succession, after the vice president.

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Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is a German politician and the president of the European Commission since 1 December 2019. She served in the federal government of Germany from 2005 to 2019 as the longest-serving member of Angela Merkel’s cabinet. She is a member of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its EU counterpart, the European People’s Party (EPP).

Mary Barra

Mary Teresa Barra is an American businesswoman who has been the chairman and CEO of General Motors Company since January 15, 2014. She is the first female CEO of a major automaker.  On December 10, 2013, GM named her to succeed Dan Akerson as chief executive officer, and prior to that, Barra served as the executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing, and Supply Chain at General Motors. She is among the most powerful women in the world

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Melinda Gates

Melinda Ann Gates  is an American philanthropist and a former general manager at Microsoft. In 2000, she co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with her husband Bill Gates, the world’s largest private charitable organization as of 2015. Gates has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s most powerful women by Forbes.

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Abigail Johnson

Abigail Pierrepont Johnson is an American billionaire businesswoman.  Since 2014, Johnson has been president and chief executive officer of American investment firm Fidelity Investments (FMR), and chairman of its international sister company Fidelity International (FIL).

Fidelity was founded by her grandfather Edward C. Johnson II. Her father Edward C. “Ned” Johnson III remains chairman emeritus of FMR. As of March 2013, the Johnson family owned a 49% stake in the company, with Johnson herself holding an estimated 24.5%.

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Ana Botín

Ana Patricia Botín-Sanz de Sautuola O’Shea,  is a Spanish banker who has served as the executive chairman of Santander Group since 2014. She is the fourth generation of the Botín family to hold this role. Prior to this she was chief executive officer (CEO) of Santander UK, a role she held from December 2010 until her assumption of the chairmanship.

She is one of the most powerful women in the world

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Ginni Rometty

Virginia Marie “Ginni” Rometty  is an American business executive, serving as executive chairman of IBM. She previously served as chairman, president and CEO of IBM, becoming the first woman to head the company.

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 Prior to becoming president and CEO in January 2012, she first joined IBM as a systems engineer in 1981 and subsequently headed global sales, marketing, and strategy

Marillyn Hewson

Marillyn Adams Hewson  is the current chairman, and former president and chief executive officer of the aerospace and defense manufacturing company Lockheed Martin.

She is the 10th most powerful woman in the world

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