Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Nykaa CEO Falguni Nayar, and three more Indian women featured in the Forbes' annual list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women.
The list was topped by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who played a key role in handling the COVID -19 crisis and the Russia-Ukraine war. European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde was in the second position, while US Vice President Kamala Harris was ranked third.
"The list was determined on four main metrics: money, media, impact and spheres of influence. For political leaders, "we weighed gross domestic products and populations; for corporate leaders, revenues and employee counts; and media mentions and reach of all. The result is a collection of women who are fighting the status quo," Forbes website read.
According to reports, Sitharaman featured for the fifth time in a row, taking the 36th position this year.