The Middle East makes it to Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list

The Middle East makes it to Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list

Lubna Al Olayan, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Priyanka Chopra

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

Editor: Shannon Wylie

Image: Reuters

Forbes has just released a list of the top 100 Most Powerful Women and Buro 24/7 Middle East has all of the details. Find out who made the cut here…

The Middle Eastern presence is strengthening globally and now, three women from the region have just made it to the Forbes' top 100 Most Powerful Women list. The list includes some of the industry's top CEO's, designers, musicians, actresses, entrepreneurs and prominent personalities in several categories. 

Sitting at number 36, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi — who also made it to the Forbes Middle East 100 Most Powerful Arab Women list — is recognised for works in politics and the government sector. The UAE-native was also spotted with Prince Charles and Camilla during their royal visit to the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque. Next was Lubna S. Olayan from Saudi Arabia, who is ranked at 59 for her efforts to build the country's economy. Priyanka Chopra made the list too following on from her spot at the Time's 100 Most Influential List. Set on number 97, the Bollywood actress is recognised for her endeavours in Hollywood and American television. 

Other prominent personalities on the list include Theresa May, Ivanka Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II, Anna Wintour, Miuccia Prada, Taylor Swift, J.K. Rowling and Beyonce — who was just confirmed to join the all-star cast of The Lion King

Now, take a look at when Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi received the Clinton Global Citizen Award