Von der Leyen the most powerful woman in the world for 2022, according to Forbes
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, heads the list of the 100 most powerful women in the world in 2022 by the prestigious magazine "The Forbes".
"As a representative of the 27 EU member states and their 450 million voters, Ursula von der Leyen reflects on how Europe and women's leadership have taken center stage amid today's global instability," Forbes writes.
Among the 10 most influential women, ECB President Christine Lagarde is ranked second, US Vice President Kamala Harris is third, and "General Motors" CEO Mary Barra is fourth.
The Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, is in seventh place.
"As the leader of Italy's far-right government since the end of World War II, Meloni is a controversial figure whose political future remains uncertain. Despite this, her success represents an achievement for female leadership," writes the well-known American magazine.
22-year-old Iranian Mahsa Amin takes the 100th spot this year, the first posthumous inclusion on the list.
"Her name became synonymous with the courageous fight for women's equality," writes Forbes.