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President of the European Commission is the most powerful woman in the world, according to Forbes

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Ursula Von Der Leyen tops the publication’s 19th list, which points to 100 names, and includes Christine Lagarde, Kamala Harris, Giorgia Meloni and Nancy Pelosi

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Ursula Von Der Leyen, President of the European Commission

the american magazine forbes elected the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen, the most powerful woman in the world in 2022. According to the publication, Von Der Leyen tops the list with another 100 great women at a decisive moment for Europe and for being “the face of the biggest storyline of 2022: women acting as defenders of democracy”. 🇧🇷Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine was a watershed moment for Europe. the president of European CommissionUrsula von der Leyen, accepted the challenge. A week after the start of the war, she announced three major economic sanctions against Russia – banning transactions with its central bank, closing airspace to Russian air travel and banning Kremlin-owned news agencies. “In a year marked by economic turmoil, war in Ukraine and the persistent Covid-19 pandemic, the first woman to lead the European Commission has stood firm and strong (…) Her influence is unique – no one else on the list formulates policy on her behalf. of 450 million people”, he added. The list is the 19th ever released by Forbes, once a year.

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Among several phrases by Von Der Leyen highlighted in the publication, Forbes recalls when she positioned the importance of Europe in the current context of war, pandemic and economic crisis: “We’ve brought Europe’s inner strength back to the surface. And we’re going to need all that strength.” The list also includes Christine Lagarde (2nd), President of the European Central Bank; Kamala Harris (3rd), first black woman to hold the post of Vice President of the United States; the conservative Giorgia Meloni (6th), the first woman to assume the post of Prime Minister of Italy; Nancy Pelosi (25th), Speaker of the US House of Representatives, who made a controversial trip to Taiwan this year; in addition to other well-known names such as Melinda Gates (6th), Oprah Winfrey (24th), Rihanna (73rd), Taylor Swift (79th), Beyoncé Knowles (80th), Shonda Rhimes (93rd) and Dolly Parton (96th).

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