10 Most empowering women of 2022

Jun 6, 2022

10 Most empowering women of 2022
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The battle for gender equality has produced significant results over the years. This is apparent in the records of women breaking down barriers and making an impact both locally and globally. Women are increasingly taking positions and breaking records like never before, in contrast to their previous portfolios in particular sectors. 

Let's take a look at some of the most successful women in the world, who hold powerful positions and influence many other women. 

 

1. Kamala Harris

The current and United States’ first female vice president, Kamala Harris was elected District Attorney of San Francisco, California Attorney General, and the United States Senator before her Vice President election in 2021. Also, as the 49th Vice President of the United States, she is the highest-ranking female official in US history. It is also worth noting that, in addition to being the first female vice president, she is also the first African-American woman to hold this position.

 

2. Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. She also reigns over 14 Commonwealth nations. Queen Elizabeth reigned as a constitutional queen through key political developments such as the Troubles in Northern Ireland, devolution in the United Kingdom, decolonization in Africa, and the United Kingdom's membership in the European Communities and departure from the European Union.

 

3. Michelle Obama 

In addition to being the first African-American woman to serve as First Lady of the United States during Barack Obama's presidency, Michelle is an attorney, author and fashion icon. Michelle, a female role model, advocates for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating. 

 

4. Oprah Winfrey

A talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist from the United States, Oprah Winfrey has consistently donated to philanthropy throughout the years since she is committed to helping poverty-stricken people around the world. Moreover, her foundation, the Oprah Angel's Network, is committed to its mission of assisting charitable initiatives and providing funds to nonprofit organisations worldwide.

 

5. Tsai Ing-wen 

A Taiwanese politician and academic who has been the Republic of China's President since 2016, Tsai Ing-wen, is Taiwan's first female president. A member of the Democratic Progressive Party, Tsai has pledged to make Taiwan an indispensable member of the global community by boosting the economy through initiatives in biotechnology, defence, and green energy.

 

6. Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman is India's current Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister. She previously served as India's Defense Minister. She is the second female Defense Minister and the first full-time Finance Minister. Besides, she is one of India's most "powerful women" for playing a pivotal role in the India-UK bilateral relationship.

 

7. Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi, perhaps one of the most prominent Indian businesswomen in the world, has controlled the business industry for over a decade, serving in key roles such as chairperson-CEO of PepsiCo, member of Amazon boards, and the ICC.

 

8. Greta Thunberg 

Greta Thunberg is an environmental activist from Sweden. She is known for pressuring international leaders to implement climate-change mitigation measures as soon as possible. Thunberg became involved when she encouraged her parents to adopt lifestyle modifications that would reduce their environmental effects.

 

9. Ursula von der Leyen's

 Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is a physician and German politician who has served as President of the European Commission since December 1, 2019. She served in Angela Merkel's cabinet from 2005 to 2019, the longest tenure of any cabinet member. Ursula was Germany's defence minister for the last six years of her tenure in Merkel's cabinet.

 

10. Miuccia Prada

Miuccia Prada is an Italian billionaire businesswoman and also a fashion designer. The CEO of the fashion house "Prada" and the founder of a subsidiary fashion house, "Miu Miu." Miuccia has received numerous awards and is also regarded as one of the most influential women in the world.

Apart from the top ten most powerful women listed above, numerous women in the world have been successful in achieving a level that most people aspire to. The world's list of female achievers is endless and BanqMart roots and supports to exceed all expectations and reach new heights.

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