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RankNameAgeCountryCategory
#1Angela Merkel63GermanyPolitics
#2Theresa May61United KingdomPolitics
#3Melinda Gates53United StatesPhilanthropy/NGO
#4Sheryl Sandberg48United StatesTechnology
#5Mary Barra56United StatesAutomotive
#6Susan Wojcicki49United StatesTechnology
#7Abigail Johnson56United StatesFinance and Investments
#8Christine Lagarde62FranceEconomy
#9Ana Patricia Botín57SpainFinance and Investments
#10Ginni Rometty60United StatesTechnology
#11Indra Nooyi62United StatesDiversified
#12Meg Whitman61United StatesTechnology
#13Angela Ahrendts57United StatesTechnology
#14Laurene Powell Jobs54United StatesPhilanthropy/NGO
#15Tsai Ing-wen61TaiwanPolitics
#16Michelle Bachelet66ChilePolitics
#17Federica Mogherini44ItalyPolitics
#18Safra Catz56United StatesTechnology
#19Ivanka Trump36United StatesPolitics
#20Adena Friedman48United StatesFinance and Investments
#21Oprah Winfrey64United StatesMedia & Entertainment
#22Marillyn Hewson64United StatesManufacturing
#23Isabelle Kocher51FranceEnergy
#24U.S. Supreme Court JusticesUnited StatesPolitics
#25Ruth Porat60United StatesTechnology
#26Queen Elizabeth II91United KingdomPolitics
#27Anna Wintour68United StatesMedia & Entertainment
#28Ho Ching65SingaporeDiversified
#29Emma Walmsley49United Kingdom
#30Sheikh Hasina Wajed70BangladeshPolitics
#31Beata Maria Szydlo54PolandPolitics
#32Chanda Kochhar56IndiaDiversified
#33Aung San Suu Kyi72MyanmarPolitics
#34Lucy Peng45ChinaTechnology
#35Pollyanna Chu59Hong KongFinance and Investments
#36Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi56United Arab EmiratesPolitics
#37Amy Hood46United StatesTechnology
#38Jacinda Ardern38New ZealandPolitics
#39Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic49CroatiaPolitics
#40Jean Liu39ChinaTechnology
#41Bonnie Hammer67United StatesMedia & Entertainment
#42Nicola Sturgeon47United KingdomPolitics
#43Nikki Haley46United StatesPolitics
#44Rosalind Brewer55United StatesDiversified
#45Gina Rinehart64AustraliaMetals & Mining
#46Erna Solberg57NorwayPolitics
#47Stacey Snider56United StatesMedia & Entertainment
#48Phebe Novakovic59United StatesDiversified
#49Elvira Nabiullina54RussiaFinance and Investments
#50Beyoncé Knowles36United StatesMedia & Entertainment
#51Peng Liyuan55ChinaPolitics
#52Margarita Simonyan37RussiaMedia & Entertainment
#53Mary Callahan Erdoes50United StatesFinance and Investments
#54Zhou Qunfei48Hong KongTechnology
#55Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen47VietnamDiversified
#56Lisa Davis54United States
#57Roshni Nadar Malhotra36IndiaTechnology
#58Güler Sabanci63TurkeyDiversified
#59Lubna S. Olayan62Saudi ArabiaDiversified
#60Dana Walden53United StatesMedia & Entertainment
#61Katharine Viner46United KingdomMedia & Entertainment
#62Feng Ying WangChinaAutomotive
#63Donna Langley50United KingdomMedia & Entertainment
#64Marianne Lake49United KingdomFinance and Investments
#65Hillary Clinton70United StatesPolitics
#66Mingzhu Dong64Manufacturing
#67Melanie Kreis46Germany
#68Dalia Grybauskaite62LithuaniaPolitics
#69Priscilla Chan33United StatesPhilanthropy/NGO
#70Gwynne Shotwell54United StatesConstruction & Engineering
#71Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw64IndiaHealthcare
#72Zanny Minton BeddoesUnited KingdomMedia & Entertainment
#73Miuccia Prada68ItalyFashion & Retail
#74Isabel dos Santos44AngolaFinance and Investments
#75Solina Chau56Hong KongTechnology
#76Lam Wai YingHong KongManufacturing
#77Kathleen KennedyUnited StatesMedia & Entertainment
#78Kersti Kaljulaid48EstoniaPolitics
#79Arianna Huffington67United StatesMedia & Entertainment
#80Judy Faulkner74United StatesTechnology
#81Fabiola Gianotti57ItalyPhilanthropy/NGO
#82Lynn GoodUnited StatesEnergy
#83Geisha WilliamsUnited States
#84Mary Meeker58United StatesFinance and Investments
#85Taylor Swift28United StatesAll Star Alumni
#86Patricia Harris61United StatesPhilanthropy/NGO
#87Drew Gilpin Faust70United StatesPhilanthropy/NGO
#88J.K. Rowling52United Kingdom
#89Eliza Manningham-Buller69United KingdomPhilanthropy/NGO
#90Raja Easa Al GurgUnited Arab EmiratesDiversified
#91Debra CafaroUnited StatesReal Estate
#92Shobhana Bhartia61IndiaMedia & Entertainment
#93Lee Boo-Jin47South KoreaService
#94Jenny Lee45SingaporeFinance and Investments
#95Kirsten Green46United StatesFinance and Investments
#96Belinda Johnson51United StatesTechnology
#97Priyanka Chopra35India
#98Kathryn Petralia47United StatesFinance and Investments
#99Anne FinucaneUnited StatesFinance and Investments
#100Beth Brooke-Marciniak58United StatesDiversified