Full List: Okonjo-Iweala, Mo Abudu Make Forbes’s 2023 Most Powerful Women In The World

The Director-General of World Trade Orgainsation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweaa, and popular Media personality, Mo Abudu, made the 2023 Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women released on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

The list, carefully chosen with four main metrics, money, media, impact, and spheres of influence, comprised 100 women excelling in various fields, including politics, business, technology, media&entertainment, amongst others.

Okonjo-Iweala and Mo Abudu made the list at numbers 87 and 98, respectively.

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Rank: Name, Age, Location, Category

1. Ursula von der Leyen, 65, Belgium, Politics & Policy

2. Christine Lagarde, 67, Germany, Politics & Policy

3. Kamala Harris, 59, United States, Politics & Policy

4. Giorgia Meloni, 46, Italy, Politics & Policy

5. Taylor Swift, 33, United States, Media & Entertainment

6. Karen Lynch, 59, United States, Business

7. Jane Fraser, 56, United States, Finance

8. Abigail Johnson, 61, United States, Finance

9. Mary Barra, 61, United States, Business

10. Melinda French Gates, 59, United States, Philanthropy

11. Julie Sweet, 56, United States, Business

12. Kristalina Georgieva, 70, United States, Politics & Policy

13. MacKenzie Scott, 53, United States, Philanthropy

14. Gail Boudreaux, 63, United States, Business

15. Emma Walmsley, 54, United Kingdom, Business

16. Ruth Porat, 66, United States, Technology

17. Safra Catz, 62, United States, Technology

18. Ana Patricia Botín, 63, Spain, Finance

19. Carol Tomé, 66, United States, Business

20. Sandy Ran Xu, 46, China, Business

21. Kathryn McLay, 49, United States, Business

22. Sarah London, 43, United States, Business

23. Amy Hood, 51, United States, Technology

24. Tarciana Paula Gomes Medeiros, 45, Brazil, Finance

25. Laurene Powell Jobs & family, 60, United States, Philanthropy

26. Catherine MacGregor, 51, France, Business

27. Janet Yellen, 77, United States, Politics & Policy

28. Gwynne Shotwell, 60, United States, Technology

29. Phebe Novakovic, 66, United States, Business

30. Tsai Ing-wen, 67, Taiwan, Politics & Policy

31. Oprah Winfrey, 69, United States, Media & Entertainment

32. Nirmala Sitharaman, 64, India, Politics & Policy

33. Ho Ching, 70, Singapore, Finance

34. Thasunda Brown Duckett, 50, United States, Finance

35. Marianne Lake, Jennifer Piepszak, United States, Finance

36. Beyoncé Knowles, 42, United States, Media & Entertainment

37. Shari Redstone, 69, United States, Media & Entertainment

38. Kathy Warden, 52, United States, Business

39. Dana Walden, 59, United States, Media & Entertainment

40. Amanda Blanc, 56, United Kingdom, Business

41. Susan Li, 38, United States, Technology

42. Margherita Della Valle, 58, United Kingdom, Business

43. Adena Friedman, 54, United States, Finance

44. Mary Callahan Erdoes, 56, United States, Finance

45. Lynn Martin, 47, United States, Finance

46. Sheikh Hasina Wajed, 76, Bangladesh, Politics & Policy

47. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, 61, Indonesia, Politics & Policy

48. Gina Rinehart, 69, Australia, Business

49. Lisa Su, 54, United States, Technology

50. Vicki Hollub, 64, United States, Business

51. Nicke Widyawati, 55, Indonesia, Business

52. Shemara Wikramanayake, 61, Australia, Finance

53. Tricia Griffith, 59, United States, Business

54. Jessica Tan, 46, China, Business

55. Judy Faulkner, 80, United States, Technology

56. Tokiko Shimizu, 58, Japan, Finance

57. Donna Langley, 55, United States, Media & Entertainment

58. Jennifer Salke, 59, United States, Media & Entertainment

59. Wang Laichun, 56, China, Technology

60. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, 42, India, Technology

61. Jenny Johnson, 59, United States, Finance

62. Yuriko Koike, 71, Japan, Politics & Policy

63. Hana Al Rostamani, United Arab Emirates, Finance

64. Suzanne Scott, 57, United States, Media & Entertainment

65. Lynn Good, 64, United States, Business

66. Sinead Gorman, 46, United Kingdom, Business

67. Bela Bajaria, 52, United States, Media & Entertainment

68. Belén Garijo, 63, Germany, Business

69. Melanie Kreis, 52, Germany, Business

70. Soma Mondal, 60, India, Business

71. Paula Santilli, Mexico, Business

72. Mette Frederiksen, 46, Denmark, Politics & Policy

73. Joey Wat, 52, China, Business

74. Rihanna, 35, United States, Media & Entertainment

75. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, 71, United States, Politics & Policy

76. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, 70, India, Business

77. Güler Sabanci, 68, Turkey, Business

78. Trudy Shan Dai, 47, China, Business

79. Debra Crew, 52, United Kingdom, Business

80. Robyn Denholm, 60, Australia, Business

81. Solina Chau, 61, Hong Kong, Philanthropy

82. Lee Boo-jin, 53, South Korea, Business

83. Robyn Grew, 54, United Kingdom, Finance

84. Zuzana Caputova, 50, Slovakia, Politics & Policy

85. Mary Meeker, 64, United States, Finance

86. Makiko Ono, 63, Japan, Business

87. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 69, Nigeria, Politics & Policy

88. Mpumi Madisa, 44, South Africa, Business

89. Melanie Perkins, 36, Australia, Business

90. Dominique Senequier, 70, France, Finance

91. Raja Easa Al Gurg, United Arab Emirates, Business

92. Julia Gillard, 62, United Kingdom, Philanthropy

93. Samia Suluhu Hassan, 63, Tanzania, Politics & Policy

94. Xiomara Castro, 64, Honduras, Politics & Policy

95. Kirsten Green, 52, United States, Finance

96. Choi Soo-yeon, 42, South Korea, Business

97. Jenny Lee, 51, Singapore, Finance

98. Mo Abudu, 59, Nigeria, Media & Entertainment

99. Mia Mottley, 58, Barbados, Politics & Policy

100. Barbie, 64, Media & Entertainment

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