From nowhere to number 3 in Forbes World’s Most Powerful Women for Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON: Out of nowhere in the main frame, the US vice president-elect. Kamala harris has risen to number 3 on Forbes’ list of the most powerful women in the world in 2020, signaling a power shift in America’s politics and public life.
Speaker of the displaced chamber Nancy pelosi, down from number 3 to number 7, Kamala Harris ranks below Germany Angela Merkel in first place, followed by the director of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, in number 2.
Forbes said that Kamala’s “rapid rise in American politics” has “catapulted” her to the list and her blow against Mike Pence when he repeatedly interrupted her during their debate (“Mr. Vice President, I’m talking …) not alone.” it released a thousand memes (and even a handful of T-shirts), but it also became a rallying cry for women across America. ”
“One month after the debate, Senator Harris became the first woman, the first African American and the first Asian American to be elected vice president, an unprecedented trifecta of firsts,” Forbes noted.
Ursula von der Leyen, the first female president of the European Commission, and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, round out the top five. Three Indian women appear on the list Nirmala Sitharaman in the N. 41, Roshni Nadar Malhotra at No. 55 and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw in the N. 68. Others on the list include Susan Wojcicki of Googe / YouTube at No. 13, Oprah Winfrey (No. 20), New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (No. 32), and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (No. 39).
“The women on the 17th annual power list come from 30 countries and were born in four generations. There are 10 heads of state, 38 CEOs and five artists among them. But when they differ in age, nationality and job description, they are united in the way they have been using their platforms to address the unique challenges of 2020, “said Forbes.
Forbes’ recognition of Kamala Harris comes as President-elect Joe Biden acknowledged that every major decision and cabinet appointment he makes involves consulting with his deputy, who is widely viewed as a successor if he does not finish his term or decide do not seek a position. second period.