Forbes Names Okonjo-Iweala, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Mo Abudu World Most Powerful Women 

Forbes Names Okonjo-Iweala, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Mo Abudu World Most Powerful Women 

Fawaz Adebisi

Forbes has named former Nigerian minister of finance who currently serves as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation,

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in the list of the most powerful women in the world.

She joins multiple award winning superstars; Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Rihanna, Barbadian amongst other business leaders to be named on the influential list.

This was revealed in a full list released by Forbes on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

The list includes 100 women who excel in various fields, such as business, media, politics, entertainment, and technology.

Another Nigerian woman who made the list is EbonyLife boss, MO Abudu who is listed for her wins in the media and entertainment industry.

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Rank: Name, Age, Location, Category

Ursula von der Leyen, 65, Belgium, Politics & Policy

Christine Lagarde, 67, Germany, Politics & Policy

Kamala Harris, 59, United States, Politics & Policy

Giorgia Meloni, 46, Italy, Politics & Policy

Taylor Swift, 33, United States, Media & Entertainment

Karen Lynch, 59, United States, Business

Jane Fraser, 56, United States, Finance

Abigail Johnson, 61, United States, Finance

Mary Barra, 61, United States, Business

Melinda French Gates, 59, United States, Philanthropy

Julie Sweet, 56, United States, Business

Kristalina Georgieva, 70, United States, Politics & Policy

MacKenzie Scott, 53, United States, Philanthropy

Gail Boudreaux, 63, United States, Business

Emma Walmsley, 54, United Kingdom, Business

Ruth Porat, 66, United States, Technology

Safra Catz, 62, United States, Technology

Ana Patricia Botín, 63, Spain, Finance

Carol Tomé, 66, United States, Business

Sandy Ran Xu, 46, China, Business

Kathryn McLay, 49, United States, Business

Sarah London, 43, United States, Business

Amy Hood, 51, United States, Technology

Tarciana Paula Gomes Medeiros, 45, Brazil, Finance

Laurene Powell Jobs & family, 60, United States, Philanthropy

Catherine MacGregor, 51, France, Business

Janet Yellen, 77, United States, Politics & Policy

Gwynne Shotwell, 60, United States, Technology

Phebe Novakovic, 66, United States, Business

Tsai Ing-wen, 67, Taiwan, Politics & Policy

Oprah Winfrey, 69, United States, Media & Entertainment

Nirmala Sitharaman, 64, India, Politics & Policy

Ho Ching, 70, Singapore, Finance

Thasunda Brown Duckett, 50, United States, Finance

Marianne Lake, Jennifer Piepszak, United States, Finance

Beyoncé Knowles, 42, United States, Media & Entertainment

Shari Redstone, 69, United States, Media & Entertainment

Kathy Warden, 52, United States, Business

Dana Walden, 59, United States, Media & Entertainment

Amanda Blanc, 56, United Kingdom, Business

Susan Li, 38, United States, Technology

Margherita Della Valle, 58, United Kingdom, Business

Adena Friedman, 54, United States, Finance

Mary Callahan Erdoes, 56, United States, Finance

Lynn Martin, 47, United States, Finance

Sheikh Hasina Wajed, 76, Bangladesh, Politics & Policy

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, 61, Indonesia, Politics & Policy

Gina Rinehart, 69, Australia, Business

Lisa Su, 54, United States, Technology

Vicki Hollub, 64, United States, Business

Nicke Widyawati, 55, Indonesia, Business

Shemara Wikramanayake, 61, Australia, Finance

Tricia Griffith, 59, United States, Business

Jessica Tan, 46, China, Business

Judy Faulkner, 80, United States, Technology

Tokiko Shimizu, 58, Japan, Finance

Donna Langley, 55, United States, Media & Entertainment

Jennifer Salke, 59, United States, Media & Entertainment

Wang Laichun, 56, China, Technology

Roshni Nadar Malhotra, 42, India, Technology

Jenny Johnson, 59, United States, Finance

Yuriko Koike, 71, Japan, Politics & Policy

Hana Al Rostamani, United Arab Emirates, Finance

Suzanne Scott, 57, United States, Media & Entertainment

Lynn Good, 64, United States, Business

Sinead Gorman, 46, United Kingdom, Business

Bela Bajaria, 52, United States, Media & Entertainment

Belén Garijo, 63, Germany, Business

Melanie Kreis, 52, Germany, Business

Soma Mondal, 60, India, Business

Paula Santilli, Mexico, Business

Mette Frederiksen, 46, Denmark, Politics & Policy

Joey Wat, 52, China, Business

Rihanna, 35, United States, Media & Entertainment

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, 71, United States, Politics & Policy

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, 70, India, Business

Güler Sabanci, 68, Turkey, Business

Trudy Shan Dai, 47, China, Business

Debra Crew, 52, United Kingdom, Business

Robyn Denholm, 60, Australia, Business

Solina Chau, 61, Hong Kong, Philanthropy

Lee Boo-jin, 53, South Korea, Business

Robyn Grew, 54, United Kingdom, Finance

Zuzana Caputova, 50, Slovakia, Politics & Policy

Mary Meeker, 64, United States, Finance

Makiko Ono, 63, Japan, Business

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 69, Nigeria, Politics & Policy

Mpumi Madisa, 44, South Africa, Business

Melanie Perkins, 36, Australia, Business

Dominique Senequier, 70, France, Finance

Raja Easa Al Gurg, United Arab Emirates, Business

Julia Gillard, 62, United Kingdom, Philanthropy

Samia Suluhu Hassan, 63, Tanzania, Politics & Policy

Xiomara Castro, 64, Honduras, Politics & Policy

Kirsten Green, 52, United States, Finance

Choi Soo-yeon, 42, South Korea, Business

Jenny Lee, 51, Singapore, Finance

Mo Abudu, 59, Nigeria, Media & Entertainment

Mia Mottley, 58, Barbados, Politics & Policy

100. Barbie, 64, Media & Entertainment


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