Financial Times presented a rating of the most influential women of the year
The Financial Times cited singer Billie Eilish, dubbed “the voice of a generation,” Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, and tennis player Serena Williams as among the 25 most powerful women of the year.
Also on the list were U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who became the first African-American woman to hold that position; Francesca Belletti, chief executive of fashion house Yves Saint Laurent; Jane Fraser, head of Citigroup Bank; Sanne Marin, prime minister of Finland; Fransia Marquez, vice president of Columbia; and Sherry Rehman, minister of climate change in Pakistan.
Also on the list were Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Aviva British insurance chief Amanda Blank, former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos philanthropist Mackenzie Scott, head coach of the England women’s soccer team Sarina Wigman, who won the European Championship with the team, Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, who played the lead role in Everything Everywhere All at Once, 2021, Nobel Prize-winning Frenchwoman Annie Hernot.
In addition, among the most powerful women of the year, the FT named Karen Lynch, head of retailer CVS Health, which owns one of the largest chains of pharmacies in the U.S., writer Jamie Fiore Higgins, a Dutch activist fighting for women’s rights to abortion, Rebecca Gomperts.
Moreover, the FT included former Japanese Army soldier Irina Gono, who has spoken out about sexual harassment cases in the Japanese army; Iranian women who have been protesting across the country; Kenyan environmental activist Paula Kahumba; Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangaremba; German artist Anne Imhof; and Chinese Canadian filmmaker Domi Shi, who made the animated film Turning Red, 2022.