New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman have been named among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” of the Forbes 2019.
Sitharaman is ranked 34th, who is India’s first woman finance minister and earlier served as the country’s defence minister. She is also the first woman to hold the portfolio full time.
Along with Sitharaman, HCL Corporation CEO and Executive Director Roshni Nadar Malhotra and Biocon Founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has also joined the list. Malhotra is ranked 54th and Mazumdar-Shaw is on the 65th rank.
The Forbes list also includes Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates (6), IBM CEO Ginni Rometty (9), Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (18), New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (38), First Daughter and Advisor to President Donald Trump Ivanka Trump (42), singers Rihanna (61), Beyonce (66) and Taylor Swift (71), tennis star Serena Williams (81) and teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg (100).