People of the Year
American singer Billie Eilish, described as the "voice of a generation", British Prince Harry's wife, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, and retired tennis player Serena Williams have been named among the 25 most powerful women of the year by the Financial Times on Thursday.
Also on the list were U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who became the first African-American woman to hold the position, CEO of fashion house Yves Saint Laurent Francesca Bellettini, Citigroup Bank CEO Jane Fraser, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, Colombian Vice President Francia Marquez and Pakistan's Minister of Climate Change Sherry Rehman.
Also included on the list were Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Aviva British insurance chief Amanda Blanc, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, England women's national football team head coach Sarina Wiegman, who won the European Championship with the team, Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, who starred in Everything Everywhere All at Once, 2021, Nobel Prize-winning Frenchwoman Annie Ernaux.
Moreover, the newspaper included former Japanese Army soldier Rina Gonoi, who spoke out about sexual harassment cases in the Japanese army; Iranian women who come out to protest across the country; Kenyan environmental activist Paula Kahumbu; Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga and many others.
You can read more about each woman by clicking here.