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The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

From fighting the pandemic to reengineering global politics, these influential women—including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams—are making history.

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    The World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2021

    The World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2021

    Nothing illustrates the dynamics of this list better than the change at the very top. For only the third time in the 18 years we’ve compiled this ranking, German chancellor Angela Merkel is not No. 1. With her imminent retirement from public office comes a chance to find a new number one; this …

    Power Rising: These Are The Women To Watch In 2021

    Power Rising: These Are The Women To Watch In 2021

    Like wealth, fame, or even love, power is not static. As any of the 17 newcomers to the 2020 list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women can attest, a person can quickly gain power through elections, mergers and acquisitions, or the stroke of a pen affirming a promotion. Likewise, as the women …

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    2020 Forbes Power Women's Summit

    This year's Summit will convene a powerful collection of innovative and visionary voices on the frontlines of progress, who are rising to today’s challenges

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