Forbes Counts YouTube CEO, Alibaba Co-Founder Among World's Most Powerful Women
Their positions will likely flip if Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. presidency, but for now the former Secretary of State is second to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Forbes’ annual list of the world’s most powerful women. It's the sixth year in a row that Germany's longtime leader has topped the list.
This year’s tally also has its share of tech leaders, with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and HP CEO Meg Whitman all making the top ten.
Alibaba co-founder Lucy Peng also made the cut, as did Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who fell 33 spots down the list — a drop likely attributed to the web company’s recent struggles.
Forbes also noted the lack of any traditional celebrities this year, with Taylor Swift, Ellen Degeneres and Angelina Jolie all getting the boot to "make more room for the women breaking into politics, with the potential to wield their influence both nationally and globally."
The list-crazy magazine said that the women on the list control an estimated $1 trillion in revenue round the world.
Here’s a selection of list-makers in the tech and media fields:
No. 7: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO
No. 8: Susan Wojcicki, YouTube CEO
No. 9: Meg Whitman, HP CEO
No. 11: Virginia “Ginni” Rometty, IBM CEO
No. 15: Angela Ahrendts, Apple Senior VP
No. 20: Safra Catz, Oracle Co-CEO
No. 27: Ruth Porat, Alphabet (Google) CFO
No. 35: Lucy Peng, Alibaba Co-Founder
No. 44: Amy Hood, Microsoft CFO
No. 47: Bonnie Hammer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Chair
No. 53: Dana Walden, Fox Television Co-CEO
No. 55: Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO
No. 67: Donna Langley, Universal Pictures U.K. Chair
See the full list here.