Forbes Lists Harris, Pelosi, and Abrams Among Its 'Most Powerful Women' of the Year


Forbes Magazine is releasing its list of the 100 “most powerful women” of 2020, and it includes some familiar faces.

This is the magazine’s 17th “annual power list” and includes women from 30 different countries, 10 heads of state, 38 CEOs, and five entertainers. 

This list includes Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in the third spot, below German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has received the first place spot for the tenth consecutive year.

It highlighted Harris’ vice presidential debate with Vice President Mike Pence in October and noted that when he interrupted Harris, she responded, “Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking.”

Additionally, it noted that Harris is the first woman and first person of color to be elected vice president.

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“Her rapid ascension in U.S. politics has also catapulted her onto the Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women for the first time; she makes her debut at No. 3,” the magazine said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was given the seventh spot. The magazine noted that she is second in line to the presidency and started impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump in 2019.

And former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams was given the 100th spot on the list. 

Forbes wrote of Abrams, “In a year marked by mass protests and political unrest around the world, few people deftly used their power quite like Fair Fight founder and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams.”

“By working to help register some 800,000 people to vote in Georgia, the former state representative helped a Democratic presidential nominee win her state for the first time in 28 years. Her work is not done–she said she gave herself ’17 minutes’ of celebration before turning her focus to the critical Georgia Senate runoff elections in January.”

Abrams’ voter registration effort in the years leading up to the 2020 presidential election has been credited with helping President-elect Joe Biden become the first Democrat to carry the state in a presidential election since 1992.

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