Four Indians among world’s 100 most powerful women

According to the Forbes’ 12th annual list, four Indians are among the world’s 100 most powerful women who are “transforming the world”.

  • The list is topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The top 10 include:

  1. German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  2. S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
  3. Philanthriopist Melinda Gates. (wife of bill gates)
  4. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
  5. GM CEO Mary Barra.
  6. IMF Chief Christine Lagarde.
  7. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
  8. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
  9. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.
  10. S. First Lady Michelle Obama.

Indians in the list:

  • SBI Chief Arundhati Bhattacharya.

  • ICICI bank head Chanda Kochhar.

  • Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.

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  • HT Media Chair Shobhana Bhartia.

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Merkel has made it to the list 10 times over the past 12 years — nine times as No 1.

Sources: The Hindu.