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Sheikh Hasina among top 50 in Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman

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09 Dec 2021 00:00:00 | Update: 09 Dec 2021 00:46:52
Sheikh Hasina among top 50 in Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ranked 43rd in the World’s Most Powerful Woman 2021 list published by American business magazine Forbes. The ranking was published on Tuesday.

This year, American novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott topped the list, followed by United States Vice President Kamala Harris and European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde.

Other notable mentions include Melinda gates at #5, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at no. 8, American host Oprah Winfrey at no. 23, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at no. 34.

The American business magazine says Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Bangladesh, is currently serving her fourth term.

She won the fourth term, which is also her third consecutive term, after her party, Bangladesh Awami League, won 288 of the 300 parliamentary seats.

“During what she believes will be her final term, Hasina plans to focus on issues such as food security and access to education and healthcare,” the magazine adds.

It also mentions that an ongoing struggle for Hasina has been establishing a firm democracy in Bangladesh Every year, this business magazine releases a list of 100 powerful women of the world. This year, the 18th annual list of power women included 40 CEOs, the most since 2015, who, according to the magazine, “oversee a record $3.3 trillion in revenue.” The list also included 19 world leaders, an immunologist.