Today is International Women's Day and you should know about the world's top 12 most Powerful Women who have achieved success, empowering other women and had taken their stand in the World.

MacKenzie Scott is a philanthropist, author and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, to whom she was married for 25 years and divorced in mid-2019 and she received 25% of his Amazon stake.

MacKenzie Scott

– On January 20, 2021, Harris became the first woman, the first Black person, and the first South Asian-American to become U.S. vice president.

Kamala Harris

Christine Lagarde became the first woman to head the European Central Bank on November 1, 2019. She was the first woman to hold that position.

Christine Lagarde 

GM's CEO since 2014, Barra is the first woman to lead one of the big three automakers in the U.S. Barra has invested billions in electric vehicles, self-driving cars and Maven.

Mary Barra

Melinda French Gates is one of the most powerful woman in philanthropy, as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Melinda French Gates

Abigail Johnson has served as CEO of Fidelity Investments since 2014 when she took over for her father and has been chairman since 2016.

Abigail Johnson

Botín became chair of the company in 2014, after the sudden death of her father, Emilio. Botin has said that she believes crypto is the "new big thing" in markets.

Ana Patricia Botín

Ursula von der Leyen was appointed president of the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, in July 2019. She is the first woman to serve in the role.

Ursula von der Leyen

Tsai became the first female leader of Taiwan (and the first unmarried president) when she was elected in 2016.

Tsai Ing-wen

Julie Sweet became the CEO of the global services company Accenture in September 2019. Sweet also serves on the Business Roundtable, the World Economic Forum's International Business Council.

Julie Sweet

Lynch ascended to the top role at the 300,000-person health services company in February 2021. She began her career with Ernst & Young as a certified public accountant.

Karen Lynch

Carol Tomé puts it, she broke "lots of glass" when she was appointed to run shipping giant UPS in June 2020. 

Carol Tomé