Hasina among top Forbes powerful women

The Prime Minister, and also the ruling party chief, Sheikh Hasina, has been placed in theForbes’s list of the world’s most powerful women.

She ranked 47 in the list published by the magazine on Wednesday.

Earlier on April 7, she ranked 22 in the list of 100 influential Asians.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped list for the fourth consecutive year, followed by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Behind them came Melinda Gates, who co-chairs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with her billionaire philanthropist husband, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and IMF chief Christine Lagarde.

Hillary Clinton, former first lady, onetime Secretary of State and possible future US presidential contender, was listed at number six.

The annual list includes women in business, media, politics, technology, entertainment, philanthropy and non-profits, billionaires, and finance, a new category for the first time.

“As we mark the 10th anniversary of publishing the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list, these impressive women from around the world continue to make a dramatic, lasting impact on our global footprint and in all aspects of our lives,” said Moira Forbes, president and publisher of ForbesWoman.

Top businesswomen on the list include General Motors CEO Mary Barra (No 7) – subject of the Forbes cover story – Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (No 9) and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty (No 10).

Forbes said the list features nine heads of state who run nations with a combined GDP of $11.1tn and 28 corporate CEOs who control $1.7tn in annual revenues.

In another measure of influence, the 100 women on the 2014 list have a combined social media following of over 812 million, the magazine said.

Source: Dhaka Tribune


  1. What a pity! Hasina among top Forbes ” powerful women” list. It’s really a shame and so unfortunate. She is on the same list with Angela Merkel, Melinda Gates and Hillary Clinton – really? So, let’s see where she gets power from – this “powerful woman” Hasina. Did I hear someone say, the now infamous RAB, the Police, the Border Security force, the corrupt armed forces and their kind?

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