Nirmala Sitharaman among 6 Indians on Forbes list of world's most powerful women

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Nirmala Sitharaman among 6 Indians on Forbes list of world's most powerful women

Forbes on December 7 released its annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World, 2022, in which six women from India feature.

Important facts

  • It includes Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, HCL Tech Chairperson Roshni Nadar Malhotra and Nykaa CEO Falguni Nair along with two more names.

  • The Finance Minister of India has been included in this list for the fifth time in a row.

  • This list also includes 39 CEOs and 10 heads of state, apart from this it includes 11 billionaires, whose total assets are $ 115 billion.

  • The list was determined by four main metrics: money, media, impact and spheres of influence. 

Name of six Indians

  1. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman - ranked 36, is on the list for the fourth time in a row.

  2. Roshini Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson of HCLTech - ranked 53rd.

  3. Madhabi Puri Buch, Chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) -ranked 54th.

  4. Soma Mondal, Chairperson of the Steel Authority of India - ranked 67.

  5. Mazumdar-Shaw, executive chairperson and founder of Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited - ranked 72.

  6. Falguni Sanjay Nayar, the founder and CEO of the beauty and lifestyle retail company Nykaa - ranked 89th.

Top 3 women in the world in Forbes list

  1. The list was topped by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who played a key role in handling COVID -19 crisis, the Russia-Ukraine war, etc.

  2. European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde stood at second position on the list.

  3. US Vice President Kamala Harris ranked third on the list. 

Iran's Zina "Mahsa" Amini was posthumously ranked 100th on the influential list. His death in September sparked one of Iran's worst public protests.

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