This year’s top women in governmental issues reflect changes that have occurred in recent months in power and top political seats across the world’s most powerful nations.
Most noteworthy are at the cutting-edge endeavors by these women to reshape and hold nations and worldwide organizations together. Hence, in this article, we will outline the top 10 most powerful women in the world 2019-2020.
Less than 10% of the U.N. member states have female leaders. However, this year, they are having a great influence on international and global matters. For instance, the top three ladies on Forbes‘ yearly rundown of the most effective women in the world have been key in making decisions that could influence the course of the World’s history.
TOP 10 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD 2019-2020
First, in the No. 1 spot is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She holds onto her ranking after winning a fiercely contested election in 2017-2018. She has been in office since 2005. Additionally, Angela Merkel has been instrumental in trying to keep the European coalition intact and in good terms. Similarly, she is making a great effort to ward off the growing far-right influence of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which has capitalized on anti-immigrant fervor.
In the No. 2 spot is newcomer Theresa May, the current prime minister of the U.K. She ranked second following Hillary Clinton loss to Donald Trump during the US 2016 general elections. Hence, that led to Hillary Clinton sliding 63 places on our list after her jolting loss. Certainly, the 2016 election left the U.S. as one of the world’s few leading democracies that has yet to elect a female leader.
In summary, here is a list of the Top 10 Most Powerful Women In The World 2019-2020;
No. 1: Angela Merkel, Chancellor Germany
No. 2: Theresa May, Prime Minister, U.K.
No. 3: Tsa Ing-Wen, President, Taiwan
No. 4: Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, New Zealand
No. 5: Federica Mogherini, Foreign Policy Chief, European Union
No. 6: Ivanka Trump, Senior Advisor, The White House
No.7: Ruth Bader Ginsburg/Elena Kagan/Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justices, U.S.
No. 8: Queen Elizabeth II, U.K.
No. 9: Sheikh Hasina Wajed, Prime Minister, Bangladesh.
No. 10: Beata Maria Szydlo, Prime Minister, Poland