These incredible women cracked the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women List for 2017.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (born 23 March 1953) is an Indian entrepreneur. She is the chairman and managing director of BioconLimited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India and the chairperson of IIM-Bangalore.She has been described by Forbes as “India’s richest self-made woman,” and the company she founded in 1978 is Asia’s largest insulin producer with a factory in Malaysia’s Johor region.
Shobhana Bhartia helms media major HT Media – India’s largest listed media company – as chairperson and editorial director. Under her tutelage, the business weekly MintAsia was launched in Singapore in 2013 – and the group even bought Webitude, a social and digital media outfit.
Priyanka Chopra an actress with humble beginnings in Bollywood after she was crowned Miss World, has risen to Global fame by bagging roles in multiple Hollywood big banner films and TV shows -including ABC’s Quantico, the latest film in the Baywatch franchise, amongst others. She is also the UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador. She’s one of TV’s highest-earning actresses and the first Indian actor to lead a drama series on American television.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel managed to retain the number one position seven years in a row and has, in fact, held the spot 12 times in total. UK Prime Minister Theresa May came in second. who is leading her country through Brexit — a historic and transforming time for the European Union.The four criteria that Forbes takes into account while determining the worthiest candidates are money (either net worth, company revenues, assets under management, or GDP); media presence; spheres of influence; and impact, analysed both within the context of each woman’s field (media, technology, business, philanthropy, politics and finance) and outside of it.
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