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November 3rd, 2017   |   Updated on June 25th, 2022

Sit down and ask yourself, ‘What is the most important thing to me?’ What grosses me out the most? What makes me the most upset — is it healthcare? Is it so many people being hungry in our culture? Is it sexual abuse? Mix that with doing something you love, something you could keep doing forever and ever. For me it was ending violence against women, and I mixed it with music. And I’ve had a 25-year career. So that’s my advice: Find something you really care about and mix that with something you love doing. — Kathleen Hanna

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A Perth woman is considered to be one of the world’s 100 most powerful women by influential American business magazine Forbes. German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds the top spot for the eleventh time in 12 years – but she is joined in the top 10 by a few unfamiliar faces.

Here’s everything you need to know about the most powerful women in the world in 2017. Counting down…

1. Angela Merkel, 63, German Chancellor

Angela Merkel

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2. Theresa May, 61, British Prime Minister


3. Melinda Gates, 53, American philanthropist married to Bill Gates


4. Sheryl Sandberg, 48, United States technology boss

Sheryl Sandberg


5. Mary Barra, 55, American General Motor boss


6. Susan Wojcicki, 49, American technology leader


7. Abigail Johnson, 55, United States finance and investments


8. Christine Lagarde, 61, French International Monetary Fund boss


9. Ana Patricia Botín, 57, Spain finance and investments


10. Ginni Rometty, 60, United States technology


11. Indra Nooyi, 62, United Statesbusinesswoman


12. Meg Whitman. 61, American Hewlett Packard boss

Meg Whitman


13. Angela Ahrendts, 57, United States technology

Angela Ahrendts

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14. Laurene Powell Jobs, 53, United States Philanthropy/NGO

Laurene Powell Jobs


15. Tsai Ing-wen, 61, Taiwanese President

Tsai Ing-wen


16. Michelle Bachelet, 66, Chilean President

Michelle Bachelet


17. Federica Mogherini, 44, Italian politician

Federica Mogherini


18. Safra Catz, 55, United States technology

Safra Catz

19. Ivanka Trump, 36, Adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump

Ivanka Trump

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20. Adena Friedman, 48, United States finance and investments

Adena Friedman


21. Oprah Winfrey, 63, American billionaire talk show queen

Oprah Winfrey


22. Marillyn Hewson, 63, United States manufacturing

Marillyn Hewson


23. Isabelle Kocher, 50, France energy

Isabelle Kocher


24. U.S. Supreme Court Justices – United States politics

U.S. Supreme Court Justices


25. Ruth Porat, 59, United States technology

Ruth Porat


26. Queen Elizabeth II, 91, world’s longest-serving monarch

Queen Elizabeth II



27. Anna Wintour, 67, United States media & entertainment

Anna Wintour

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28. Ho Ching, 64, Singapore diversified

Ho Ching


29. Emma Walmsley, 48, United Kingdom

Emma Walmsley,


30. Sheikh Hasina Wajed, 70, Bangladeshi Prime Minister

Sheikh Hasina Wajed


31. Beata Maria Szydlo, 54, Polish Prime Minister

Beata Maria Szydlo


32. Chanda Kochhar 55, India diversified

Chanda Kochhar


33. Aung San Suu Kyi, 72, Myanmar’s de facto leader

Aung San Suu Kyi


34. Lucy Peng, 44, China technology

Lucy Peng


35. Pollyanna Chu, 59, Hong Kong finance and investments

Pollyanna Chu


36. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, 55, United Arab Emirates politics

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi

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37. Amy Hood, 45, United States technology

Amy Hood


38. Jacinda Ardern, 37, New Zealand Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern


39. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, 49, Croatian President

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic


40. Jean Liu, 39, China technology

Jean Liu


41. Bonnie Hammer 67 United States Media & Entertainment

Bonnie Hammer


42. Nicola Sturgeon, 47, First Minister of Scotland

SNP Spring Conference


43. Nikki Haley, 45, United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Nikki Haley


44. Rosalind Brewer, 54, United States diversified

Rosalind Brewer


45. Gina Rinehart, 63, Australian billionaire mining magnate

Gina Rinehart


46. Erna Solberg, 56, Norwegian Prime Minister

Erna Solberg


47. Stacey Snider, 56, United States Media & Entertainment

Stacey Snider


48. Phebe Novakovic, 59, United States Diversified

Phebe Novakovic


49. Elvira Nabiullina, 54, Russia Finance and Investments

Elvira Nabiullina

50. Beyoncé Knowles, 36, pop star

Beyoncé Knowles


51. Peng Liyuan, 54, China Politics

Peng Liyuan


52. Margarita Simonyan, 37, Russia Media & Entertainment

Margarita Simonyan


53. Mary Callahan Erdoes 50 United States Finance and Investments

Mary Callahan


54. Qunfei Zhou 47 Hong Kong Technology

Qunfei Zhou


55. Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen, 47, Vietnam diversified

Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen


56. Lisa Davis 54 United States

Lisa Davis


57. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, 36, India technology

Roshni Nadar Malhotra


58. Güler Sabanci, 62, Turkey diversified

Güler Sabanci

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59. Lubna S. Olayan, 62, Saudi Arabia Diversified

Lubna S. Olayan


60. Dana Walden 53 United States Media & Entertainment

Dana Walden


61. Katharine Viner 45 United Kingdom Media & Entertainment

Katharine Viner


62. Feng Ying Wang – China Automotive

Feng Ying Wang


63. Donna Langley 49 United Kingdom Media & Entertainment

Donna Langley

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64. Marianne Lake 48 United Kingdom Finance and Investments

Marianne Lake


65. Hillary Clinton, 70, former U.S. Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton


66. Mingzhu Dong 63 – Manufacturing

Mingzhu Dong


67. Melanie Kreis 46 Germany

Melanie Kreis


68. Dalia Grybauskaite 61 Lithuania Politics

Dalia Grybauskaite

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69. Priscilla Chan 32 United States Philanthropy/NGO

Priscilla Chan


70. Gwynne Shotwell 53 United States Construction & Engineering

Gwynne Shotwell


71. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw 64 India Healthcare

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw


72. Zanny Minton Beddoes – United Kingdom Media & Entertainment

Zanny Minton Beddoes


73. Miuccia Prada, 68, Italy fashion and retail

Miuccia Prada


74. Isabel dos Santos, 44, Angola Finance and Investments

Isabel dos Santos


75. Solina Chau, 55, Hong Kong technology

Solina Chau


76. Lam Wai Ying – Hong Kong manufacturing

Lam Wai Ying

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77. Kathleen Kennedy – United States Media & Entertainment

Kathleen Kennedy


78. Kersti Kaljulaid, 47, Estonian President

Kersti Kaljulaid


79. Arianna Huffington, 67, United States media mogul

Arianna Huffington


80. Judy Faulkner, 74, United States Technology

Judy Faulkner


81. Fabiola Gianotti, 57, Italy philanthropy/NGO

Fabiola Gianotti


82. Lynn Good – United States Energy

Lynn Good


83. Geisha Williams – United States

Geisha Williams


84. Mary Meeker, 58, United States Finance and Investments

Mary Meeker

85. Taylor Swift, 27, United States All Star Alumni

Taylor Swift

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86. Patricia Harris, 61, United States Philanthropy/NGO

Patricia Harris


87. Drew Gilpin Faust, 70, United States philanthropy/NGO

Drew Gilpin Faust


88. J.K. Rowling, 52, United Kingdom-based Harry Potter creator

J.K. Rowling


89. Eliza Manningham-Buller, 69, United Kingdom Philanthropy/NGO

Eliza Manningham-Buller,


90. Raja Easa Al Gurg – United Arab Emirates Diversified

Raja Easa Al Gurg


91. Debra Cafaro – United States Real Estate

Debra Cafaro


92. Shobhana Bhartia, 60, India media & entertainment

Shobhana Bhartia


93. Lee Boo-Jin, 47, South Korea service

Lee Boo-Jin


94. Jenny Lee, 45, Singapore finance and investments

Jenny Lee


95. Kirsten Green, 45, United States finance and investments

Kirsten Green


96. Belinda Johnson, 50, United States technology

Belinda Johnson

97. Priyanka Chopra, 35, India

Priyanka Chopra

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98. Kathryn Petralia, 47, United States finance and investments

Kathryn Petralia


99. Anne Finucane – United States Finance and Investments

Anne Finucane


100. Beth Brooke-Marciniak, 58, United States diversified

Beth Brooke-Marciniak