Gone are the days when women were considered inferior to men. Today, in many fields, they are on par with men when it comes to abilities. They are leading families, organizations and even nations. Today nearly half of even developing nation like India’s entrepreneurs are women. You will find many rich and powerful women all over the world.
According to Forbes’ 2015 Power List these are the nine most powerful women in the world.
Margaret Chan is the Director-General of the World Health Organization. She is responsible for eradicating communicable diseases like tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria and other vaccine-preventable diseases. Chan did not achieve success in combating Ebola, which killed more than 10,000 people in West Africa last year. Currently she is preparing advanced contingency and intervention plans for possible future epidemics.
Mary Barra has held the position of the CEO of the General Motors Company since January 15 2014. She is the first woman ever to head GM. In April 2014, Barra was featured on the cover of Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”. Barra laid out her strategy for the future of the company in October, which includes becoming a technology leader.
Ginni Rometty is the Chairman, President and CEO of IBM. She is the first woman to head the technology behemoth. After eleven consecutive quarters of revenue decline under her leadership, currently the company is focusing in boosting profit margins.