Here is the list of 10 powerful women in the world. They are the smartest and toughest female business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, philanthropists and CEOs making their mark in the world today.
10. Ana Patricia Botín
Ana is a Spanish banker, Who became the first woman to head the largest bank in the Eurozone, which as of early June 2016 had a $68.4 billion market cap. She stepped up to the position of executive chairman of financial-services for the behemoth Santander Group of Spain the day after her father. Thanks to her efforts, the bank is the first to trial faster bitcoin-based money transfers.
9. Meg Whitman
Meg Whitman has been reorganizing business tech firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where she became CEO when the company made its historic split from HP Inc. in November 2015. A former Hasbro and Walt Disney executive, Whitman is still best known for leading online auction site eBay from $5.7 million in revenues in 1997 to $8 billion at the time of her departure in 2008.
8. Susan Wojcicki
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has been with Google since 1998 and has been the head of YouTube since 2014. In 2006, Wojcicki urged her bosses at Google to purchase the video site, which it did in a $1.65 billion deal. Now YouTube has more than 1 billion unique visitors a month and is valued at an estimated $70 billion.
7. Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg is an American technology executive, activist, and author. She is the chief operating officer (COO) of Facebook and founder of Leanin.org. Sandberg has not shied away from criticizing President Donald Trump on everything from his immigration ban to anti-abortion measures. She has denied rumors that she plans to run for president in 2020. In November 2015, Sandberg donated $31 million in Facebook stock to a charitable fund, the majority of which will go to Lean In.
6. Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde is the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. Having served her first five-year term, she was re-appointed in July 2016 for a second term. When she took over in 2011, the world economy was still recovering from the financial crisis, and the IMF from an institutional one. In the ensuing years, Lagarde has managed to enroll countries as diverse as China, Russia and Britain into the IMF’s brand of fiscal discipline, even as they bridle at the stern conditions of her structural loans.