Forbes: Zuzana Čaputová ranks among the world's 100 most powerful women

The Slovak president is listed among accomplished women from a number of countries and professions including Nancy Pelosi and Taylor Swift. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 09.12.2022 15:00:00 (updated on 09.12.2022) Reading time: 1 minute

Forbes magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World, released earlier this week, included Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová in its ranking of accomplished women across a number of industries and from a number of countries.

Čaputová placed 87th on the list, with Forbes praising the politician's anti-corruption stance and her work as president. 

Forbes noted that Čaputová is the youngest and at the same time the first woman to be elected Slovak president, writing:

"Čaputová, an anti-corruption activist and lawyer, kicked off her five-year term as president of Slovakia in June 2019. In her inauguration speech, [she] vowed to improve the justice system and fight impunity and corruption."

Forbes also noted that the Slovak president has been called "the lone political voice in a sea of demagoguery."

First place in this year's ranking went to Head of the European Commission Ursula von Der Leyen.

"For her leadership during the Ukraine war, as well as her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, von der Leyen sits atop the 19th annual Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women."

The magazine went on to praise von Der Leyen for heading the EUR 750 million Covid aid bill and for becoming one of the most loyal Western supporters of Ukraine amid Russian aggression. 

Forbes declared women acting as stalwarts of democracy the "biggest storyline of 2022," fittingly naming Mahsa Amini, whose death ignited a feminist revolution in Iran, as the 100th most powerful woman of the year.

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