There are a lot of powerful women out there in the world, no matter if you’re a housewife or a career woman. The job is hard at times. But few get to take such important decisions as the most powerful women in the world. Everything from politicians to internationally big company CEO’s. Here is our list of the top 10 most powerful women in the world.
The 10 women who hold the most power over the world
1. Angela Merkel – Chancellor of Germany
As the chancellor of Germany one of the biggest contributors to the European Union she gets to take decisions none else has the power to do. She has been named the de facto leader of the European Union many times.
2. Christine Lagarde – President of the central bank of Europe
Money is power, right? Then this french lady Christine comes with a lot of power. She is the president of the European central bank and the managing director of the international monetary fund. She gets to make decisions that affect almost an entire continent financially. If that isn’t power, I don’t know what is.
3. Ursula Von Der Leyen – President of the European Commission
Yes, Ursula is yet again another woman with ties to the European Union. EU looks like a good place for women looking to grasp a powerful position it seems. Ursula is the head of the people who make legislative suggestions. She also helps implement and make sure EU countries are following treaties set up in the European Union.
4. Mary Barra – CEO of General Motors
Mary was the first-ever female CEO of a major automotive company. She held this position since January 15, 2014. Becoming such a successful businesswoman in a competitive, heavily male-oriented niche that is the automotive industry is an accomplishment on its own. But being the head of an international auto business that designs, manufactures, create,s and distributes cars, as well as selling financial services all over the world gives her the ability to set industry standards across the world.
5. Melinda Gates – Co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Being the spouse of the man who created Microsoft isn’t just what Melinda Gates is. She is involved in fighting viruses through education and vaccination throughout the world with the help of the Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation is said to be the largest private foundation in the world and is funded in part by Bill and Melinda themselves as well as their wealthy friends and businesses.