The list is out, and this year there are perhaps a few surprises but also some obvious yet notable women who topped the Forbes list of Most Powerful Women of 2014. Primary known for their sphere of influence as savvy business women, philanthropist, entrepreneurs, and politicians these women are recognized for their success and global.
There are 18 newcomers to year’s list one of them Janet Yellen, who is the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve. Other newbies to the list are Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patricia Harris and Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina.
Returning for their 10th year are regulars Melinda Gates, Christine Lagarde, Hillary Clinton and Indra Nooyi. Also, of course, Oprah Winfrey, Amy Pascal, Queen Elizabeth II, and Ho Ching. What could be notable about Hilliary Clinton is that she is one of the only women on this year’s list who is currently unemployed, but her political influence makes her a frontrunner for the 2016 Presidential race.
Topping off this year’s list is 1) Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel; 2) Janet Yellen who is mentioned above, 3) Philanthropist Melinda Gates, 4) President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff, and round out the top 5) Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde.
Interested in reviewing all 100 women? You can check out the complete list at The World’s Most Powerful Women 2014.