In 2010, Forbes’ list of the most powerful women in the world recognized Angela Merkel (first place this year) to enter the top 10 for five consecutive years with Australian Prime Minister Julia Guillard and a world-class position. emerging female leaders in Latin America, including Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, Laura Chinchilla Miranda of Costa Rica and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina. This political picture shows that the prospect of women holding the highest positions in the world political arena will continue to grow stronger.
Returning to the rankings in 2019, Merkel is the only female leader of the G20 countries to make the list (simultaneously holding the No. 1 title for 9 consecutive years and appearing 14 times on the list) .
Women now account for about 5% of government leaders and hold 24% of seats in parliaments. But women’s power in global politics is on the rise. A quarter of the individuals on this year’s Forbes list play an important role in resolving policy and geopolitical issues of many countries. These countries include more than 3.5 million voters, contributing US $ 56 trillion to GDP, equivalent to two-thirds of global GDP.
Remarkably, women hold the leadership role of Europe’s most powerful bodies, with Christine Lagarde – head of the European Central Bank (second on the list) and President of the European Commission Au Ursula von der Leyen (4th on the list). US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi returned to the list with the third position and became the most powerful female politician and highest position in US history. She is currently involved in the impeachment process of President Donald Trump – the event only happened for the fourth time in American history.
Other regional and national individuals, including newcomers, including the head of the World Monetary Organization (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva (ranked 15th on the list) and Minister of Finance India itself Nirmala Sitharaman (ranked 34th in the list), continues to play an important role in their country in particular and in the world in general.