The most powerful and influential women of today

Meet the most influential ladies of today.

Below is not a ranking but just a list or better said the tip of an iceberg of the most influential women in their fields and specializations but also having broad impact outside the scope of their daily professions.

Hillary Clinton

The lady doesn’t need an introduction. A Yale Law School graduate involved in politics for her entire life. After being made known to the world as the first lady in years 1993-2001, she became the first female elected as the senator from the state (New York) where she served until 2009. A US Secretary of State until 2013. Very much engaged in the area of women rights and empowerment. One of the best paid speaker in the US (6 digit numbers) and very probable President of the United States soon to be which same will make her the most powerful woman in the world.

Sheryl Sandberg

COO (Chief Operating Officer) at Facebook and former Google executive. Sheryl founded organization called Lean In and is an author of bestselling book under the same title. The organization’s mission is to inspire and encourage women to engage in business and take on leading positions.

In the past years she has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, and the Wall Street Journal’s 50 Women to Watch. 

Anna Wintour

Said to be the most influential woman in the fashion industry setting trends for coming seasons. Born in England, editor in chief of American Vogue since 1988. We all know the name, nevertheless it had to be mentioned for the purpose of this list.

 

Angelina Jolie

Famous actress and UN ambassador for refugees. Called as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry. Among other causes her example gave adoption of children from 3rd world countries a lot of attention starting same a kind of a trend among celebrities. In recent years we also faced a so called Angelina effect that caused an international flood of BRCA1/2 mutation tests and an increased rate of mastectomy.

 

Meg Whitman

One of the most powerful ladies in technology sector. Former CEO (Chief Executive Officer) at eBay in years 1998-2008 which she developed from 30 employees to 15.000 with annual revenue at level of $8 million. Time being serves as a president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (splitted company of HP in 2015). Meg Whitman is named self-made billionaire with net value of $2 billion and is ranked #14 of the most powerful women by the Forbes magazine in 2015.

Susan Wojcicki

A silicon valley native, starting as one of the first employees of Google. She was the driving force at Google to acquire YouTube in 2006 and became CEO of the company in 2014. Ranked by Forbes #9 of the top 100 powerful woman in 2015.

 

 

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