Indra Nooyi, Chanda Kochhar, Priyanka Chopra among world's 100 most powerful women

A cohort that governs or directly influences more than 3 billion people and has a personal net worth of over $97 billion

Published: Jan 30, 2018

g_102889_indra_nooyi_280x210.jpgImage: Monica Schipper / Getty Images

Who’s in charge? fourteen years ago, we defined what it means to be a power woman: Economic might, a wide sphere of influence and high-octane impact. This year’s lineup includes the icons you know on a first-name basis: Angela, Melinda, Oprah, Beyonce. But we’re introducing a brand-new generation of heads of state, CEOs, founders, visionaries and leaders. A full quarter are newcomers to the global stage—women who are building billion-dollar brands, moving markets and criss-crossing the globe on humanitarian missions. Together they govern or directly influence more than 3 billion people and $51 trillion in GDP and revenue, and have a personal net worth of over $97 billion.

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Edited by Dorothy Pomerantz & Samantha Shaddock with Caroline Howard

(This story appears in the 02 February, 2018 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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