Kamala Harris, Bela Bajaria On Forbes’ Most Powerful Women List
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – US Vice President Kamala Harris has been ranked number three on Forbes’ 19th annual list of ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ of 2022 which was topped by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen “for her leadership during the Ukraine war, as well as her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Bela Bajaria, head of Global TV at Netflix, is another Indian American on the list who is ranked at number 71. Bajaria is responsible for hits including ‘Bridgerton’, ‘The Queen’s Gambit’, ‘Lupin’ and ‘Cobra Kai’. Before joining Netflix in 2016, Bajaria was president of Universal Television, where she made history as the first woman of color to oversee a studio. London-born Bajaria was named to TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list in 2022.
Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is at number 36 on the list highlighting “innovators and instigators who are leading on the world stage to redefine traditional power structures”.
Besides Sitharaman, other Indians on the list include, HCL Corporation CEO Roshni Nadar Malhotra — the youngest Indian woman on the list; Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw; Madhabi Puri Buch, the first female chair of the Securities and Exchange Board of India; Soma Mondal, the first woman to chair the state-run Steel Authority of India; and Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar.