2 Nigerian Women Make Forbes List of '100 Most Powerful Women 2015'

Forbes presents the most powerful women in the world making outstanding leaps and achievements in their chosen careers. Interestingly, Nigerian women are not left out as two of our very own make the powerful list .


Yes! Just as we have powerful men, we also have powerful women making giant stripes all over the world cutting across the continents. Africans, especially Nigerian women are not left out in this transitional trend to reshape the world. Our own sisters and mothers are indeed making names for themselves. Two outstanding Nigerian women made it to the world's elite group of Most Powerful Women in the world list as released by Forbes. They are: the enigmatic Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Oil tycoon and Billionaire, Folorunsho Alakija, taking position number 48 and 87 respectively.

    1.    Angela Merkel         Germany
   2.   Hillary Clinton         United States  
   3.   Melinda Gates       United States  
   4.    Janet Yellen       United States  
   5.    Mary Barra       United States  
   6.    Christine Lagarde       France  
   7.    Dilma Rousseff            Brazil  
   8.    Sheryl Sandberg    United States  
   9.    Susan Wojcicki       United States  
   10.    Michelle Obama    United States  
   11.    Park Geun-hye       South Korea  
   12.    Oprah Winfrey       United States  
   13.    Ginni Rometty       United States  
   14.    Meg Whitman        United States  
   15.    Indra Nooyi            United States  
   16.    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Argentina  
   17.    Irene Rosenfeld            United States  
   18.    Ana Patricia Botín       Spain  
   19.    Abigail Johnson            United States  
   20.    Marillyn Hewson          United States  
    21.    Beyoncé Knowles            United States  
   22.    Marissa Mayer       United States  
   23.    Helen Clark               New Zealand  
   24.    Safra Catz               United States  
   25.    Angela Ahrendts          United States
   26.    Ellen Kullman               United States  
   27.    Michelle Bachelet        Chile  
   28.    Anna Wintour          United States  
   29.    Ursula Burns               United States  
   30.    Arundhati Bhattacharya  India  
   31.    Sri Mulyani Indrawati    Indonesia  
   32.    Ruth Porat                United States  
   33.    Lucy Peng                China  
   34.    Loretta Lynch               United States  
   35.    Chanda Kochhar             India  
   36.    Federica Mogherini            Italy
   37.    Gina Rinehart              Australia  
   38.    Nancy Pelosi              United States  
   39.    Adena Friedman           United States
   40.    Ewa Kopacz              Poland  
   41.    Queen Elizabeth II           United Kingdom  
   42.    Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi United Arab Emirates
   43.    Ho Ching                        Singapore  
   44.    Laurene Powell Jobs    United States  
   45.    Renée James                United States  
   46.    Drew Gilpin Faust            United States  
   47.    Ertharin Cousin            United States  
   48.    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala    Nigeria  
   49.    Samantha Power            United States  
   50.    Ellen DeGeneres        United States  
   51.    Amy Hood               United States  
   52.    Bonnie Hammer            United States  
   53.    Mary Callahan Erdoes     United States  
   54.    Angelina Jolie               United States  
   55.    Beth Comstock       United States  
   56.    Phebe Novakovic         United States  
   57.    Sofía Vergara               Colombia  
   58.    Donna Langley       United Kingdom  
   59.    Sheikh Hasina Wajed       Bangladesh  
   60.    Katie Jacobs Stanton     United States  
   61.    Arianna Huffington           United States  
   62.    Margaret Chan       China  
   63.    Mary Jo White                United States  
   64.    Taylor Swift               United States  
   65.    Rosalind Brewer            United States  
   66.    Nemat (Minouche)           Shafik United Kingdom  
   67.    Lubna S. Olayan            Saudi Arabia  
   68.    Peng Liyuan               China  
   69.    Zhang Xin                China  
   70.    Güler Sabanci               Turkey  
   71.    Elvira Nabiullina            Russia  
   72.    Elizabeth Holmes             United States  
   73.    Tory Burch               United States  
   74.    Dana Walden               United States  
   75.    Diane von Furstenberg    United States  
   76.    Carol Meyrowitz            United States  
   77.    Mary Meeker               United States  
   78.    Solina Chau               Hong Kong  
   79.    Miuccia Prada               Italy  
   80.    Katharine Viner            United Kingdom  
   81.    Shakira Mebarak            Colombia
   82.    Yao Chen               China  
   83.    Fabiola Gianotti            Italy  
   84.    Padmasree Warrior            United States  
   85.   Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw    India  
   86.    Kaci Kullmann Five      Norway  
   87.   Folorunsho Alakija        Nigeria  
   88.    Judy Faulkner                United States  
   89.    Patricia Harris               United States  
   90.    Gwynne Shotwell            United States  
   91.    Sara Blakely               United States  
   92.    Risa Lavizzo-Mourey       United States  
   93.    Shobhana Bhartia           India  
   94.    Beth Brooke-Marciniak   United States  
   95.    Weili Dai                      United States  
   96.    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf      Liberia  
   97.    Raja Easa Al Gurg           United Arab Emirates  
   98.   Jenny Lee              Singapore  
   99.   Greta Van Susteren        United States  
      100.    Lee Boo-Jin                    South Korea

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