The World's 5 Most Powerful Women 2020

Economic and business magazine, Forbes, again announced the nominations for the 100 most influential female figures in the world in 2020. In commemoration of International Women's Day 2020 on March 8th 2020, Solutif summarizes the top 5 most influential female figures in the world, only for you. Check it out!


Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel has been the chancellor of Germany since 2015. She is now the chancellor with the longest standing in Germany after Otto van Bismarck and Helmut Kohl. Merkel has been ranked as the No.1 most influential woman in the world according to Forbes for nine consecutive years.

Merkel has been the most influential woman since 2006, but she was shifted by Michelle Obama in 2010. Angela Merkel plans to step down as chancellor of Germany in 2021.


Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde is a director of the European Central Bank. Previously, he was known as the leader of the IMF.

She is the first woman in history to head the European Central Bank and the IMF.

Lagarde is known to be quite close to the Indonesian Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani Indrawati. The two of them were caught on camera laughing together in Bali at the 2018 IMF-World Bank Meeting.


Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris is the first woman to become a vice president in the United States. He won the 2020 election with Joe Biden. This woman of Indian descent has worked as attorney general and senator in California. Kamala Harris is well known for being pro-human rights and the environment. Kamala Harris is 56 years old. He will be appointed vice president on January 21, 2021.


Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen is President of the European Commission. This German woman is fluent in English and French.

The European Commission is the executive branch of the European Union. One of its duties is to enforce agreements.

He is a partner of Angela Merkel's party, the Christian Democratic Union. Although his party is conservative, Ursula von der Leyen is known to be pro-LGBT, as when she criticized discrimination in Poland.


Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates is the wife of billionaire Bill Gates. Both are active in the Gates Foundation to advance science and fight various diseases. The Gates Foundation manages the largest foundation fund in the world, reaching US$ 40 billion. Melinda Gates actively travels to various countries to campaign on various themes of humanity. Melinda often carries out social services to developing countries from Africa to India.