Reportedly Finance minister nirmala sitharaman, HCL Corporation CEO and Executive director Roshni Nadar Malhotra and Biocon Founder kiran Mazumdar-Shaw have been named among the world's 100 most powerful women by Forbes. Meanwhile the forbes 2019 list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women' has been topped by German Chancellor angela Merkel, followed by President of the european Central bank Christine Lagarde in the second spot and Speaker of the US house of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, ranked third and also on the list is bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina (29).
Earlier in 2019, women around the globe took action, claiming leadership positions in government, business, philanthropy and media. forbes said these trailblazers are not to be messed with. Perhaps Sitharaman is the first female to hold the portfolio full time. Before this, former prime minister indira gandhi briefly took the additional charge of the ministry. Furthermore Nadar Malhotra is ranked 54th on the list. As CEO of HCL Corporation, she is responsible for all strategic decisions for the USD 8.9 billion technology company.
Perhaps Malhotra is also the chairperson of the company's CSR Committee and is a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which is focused on education and has established some of India's top colleges and schools, and Mazumdar-Shaw, ranked 65 on the list, is India's richest self-made woman and founder of the country's largest biopharmaceutical firm Biocon in 1978. Perhaps forbes list also includes Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates (6), ibm CEO Ginni Rometty (9), facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (18), new zealand prime minister jacinda ardern (38), First Daughter and Advisor to President donald trump, Ivanka trump (42), singers Rihanna (61), Beyonce (66) and Taylor Swift (71), tennis star Serena Williams (81) and teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg (100).