Despite this year’s Gulf Business Arab Power List being 75 per cent men, women in the region have continued to make a significant impact inside and outside of the workplace.
The Gulf’s businesswomen join an illustrious list of top-level female executives, heads of state and agenda-setters from around the world, showcasing the growing influence of women on global politics, business, and more. Here, we highlight 10 of the most powerful women in the world today who are providing inspiration to new generations of female leaders.
Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Chancellor of Germany
CEO and chairwoman, General Motors
Chair of the board of governors, Federal Reserve System
Managing director, International Monetary Fund
ANA PATRICIA BOTIN
Executive chairwoman, Santander Group
Chairwomen, president and CEO, IBM