Four Indians among Forbes' 'The World's Most Powerful Women' list

German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the list, which is based on various metrics including money, media presence, spheres of influence, and impact

Published: Jun 7, 2016 11:59:25 AM IST
Updated: Jun 7, 2016 04:06:14 PM IST
Four Indians among Forbes' 'The World's Most Powerful Women' list
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped this year’s list for the sixth consecutive year and 11 times in total

Four Indian business leaders have made their way into the 2016 edition of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list, brought out by Forbes.

The Indian businesswomen on the 13th edition of the annual rankings include State Bank of India Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya (ranked 25); Chanda Kochhar (40), MD and CEO, ICICI Bank; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (77), Chairman and MD of Biocon; and Shobhana Bhartia (93), Chairperson and Editorial Director, HT Media Ltd.

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Bhattacharya is at the helm of the nation’s largest lender, while Kochhar leads the country’s largest private sector bank. Mazumdar-Shaw’s Biocon is a pioneer in the field of biopharmaceuticals and clinical research and Bhartia’s HT Media is a media house with interests ranging from newspapers and radio stations to online job portals and education.

“The 100 most powerful women on the list represent seven categories or power bases: billionaires, business, finance, media, politics, philanthropists and NGOs, and technology,” said a Forbes statement issued on June 6, 2016.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped this year’s list, for the sixth consecutive year, and 11 times in total. She is followed by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen in the second and third spots respectively.

Forbes uses four metrics to arrive at the list of the most powerful women in the world. These include money (either net worth, company revenues, or GDP); media presence; spheres of influence; and impact, analyzed both within the context of each woman’s field (media, technology, business, philanthropy, politics, and finance) and outside of it.

To view the full list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, click here: http://www.forbes.com/power-women/

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