"Forbes" announced the most powerful women in the world in 2023: Ursula von der Leyen, Christine Lagarde, Taylor Swift...

Ursula von der Leyen / Christine Lagarde / Taylor Swift / Beyonce/ Photo: BRITTA PEDERSEN / AFP / Profimedia/ Archive / Profimedia / Instagram

As every year in December, the respected magazine Forbes published a list of the most influential women in 2023, and the list included numerous names from the world of politics, economics, and showbiz.

Among other things, this year's "Forbes" list included the names of those women who had a strong influence among the population, and here they also found their place Taylor Swift и Beyonce.

"As always, the 2023 power list is determined by four main indicators. Money, media, influence and sphere of influence. GDP and population were seen for political leaders," said Forbes.


This year's list of the most powerful women is headed by the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Layen.

"She was appointed President of the EC in July 2019. She is the first woman in that position and is responsible for laws that affect more than 450 million Europeans," it states.

It is interesting that the president of the European Central Bank came in second place. Christine Lagarde.

"On November 1, 2019, she became the first woman to head the European Central Bank. As head of European monetary policy, Lagarde faces numerous challenges," it explains.

He took the third place on the list US Vice President Kamala Harris, and is in the fourth position the Prime Minister on Italy, Giorgia Meloni.

"Melloni's rise to power has been incredible, and her influence is visible, both in Italy and on the international stage. Her position in the ranking testifies to her political acumen and ability to navigate the complex world of global politics," the analysis reads.

Forbes' analysis of the most powerful women in 2023 also states that women's power today stands at a crucial crossroads characterized by stark contrast and unfulfilled promises.

"The key to progress lies in the balance between hard and soft power, unlocking the full potential of women's leadership." This need has never been more apparent. This is a need we must pay attention to in order to create a more resilient and just world," they conclude in Forbes.

Why does a cultural icon like Taylor Swift rank in the top five, side by side with women who lead politically on the world stage?

Most notably, Taylor Swift's dramatic rise from #79 at #5 epitomizes a new archetype of influence, signaling a shift away from traditional political and corporate power that far exceeds the traditional boundaries of entertainment. Its economic impact this year is staggering: it is reported that Swift's tour alone Eras brought records $ 850 million, and is estimated to have boosted the US economy by over $ 5 billion. Its innovative business strategies have redefined industry norms.

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