According to the latest rankings of a popular annual power list Kamala Harris has now become the third most powerful woman in the world by getting elected as America’s next vice-president.
The Democratic person to work in the Government from California was got her position right into the No 3 spot for her debut on Forbes magazine’s world’s 100 most powerful women list. She appears just below Christine Lagarde who is the president of the European Central Bank and also the German chancellor. Angela Merkel topped the list and spot for the 10th straight year, in the 2020 list which was published this week.
Forbes highlighted Harris’s victory as Joe Biden’s running mate in the Democratic win in this year’s election over Donald Trump and his vice-president who was Mike Pence, in the November election for the White House. She will be America’s first female vice-president and also the first person of color in that role.
Harris was the lawyer general of California before being elected to the US Senate. She will now be the first Black American women and the first Asian American women to be elected as the vice-president.
She made a speech after the election victory in which she told that she may be the first but she will not be the last woman for the Vice President role, and Forbes pointed to the break-out moment in her debate against Mike Pence before the election when she confidently and calmly blocked Pence’s repeated interruptions by saying ans addressing that Mr Vice-President, she is speaking.
That incident launched and created a thousand, but it also became a rallying cry for women across America.
The 2020 list featured female leaders who have earned accolades and appreciations on the world stage for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Women from the ones who were prime ministers to the ones who were corporate executives earned their spots and their names in the list for their achievements helping eradicate and control the deadly contagious virus, which has infected more than 67 million people across the world and has also caused 1.54 million deaths.
Forbes said in their website that where they differ in age, nationality and job description, they are united in the ways they have been using their platforms to address the unique challenges of 2020.
It has also got the name of the Norway’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, who said recently that the countries where human rights are respected and where women are able to reach top positions in the society are also the countries that are the best-equipped to handle crises by Covid-19 and other problems too.
Some of the examples for that are that New Zealand eliminated coronavirus infections with a strict lockdown, reporting just over 2,000 cases of the virus and only 25 deaths.
Taiwan kept the pandemic under control after issuing strict restrictions and also closing its borders in January, long before western countries did and that helped in limiting the cases of the virus to just over seven hundred and seven deaths.
There were 17 newcomers to the Forbes list. Also there was Carol Tomé who is the chief executive of United Parcel Service. It is a company where delivery volumes soared during lockdowns, and also Linda Rendle, chief executive of Clorox, which boosted the production of cleaning goods as demand ballooned amid the surging virus, were also noted for their work and help towards the society.
Stacey Cunningham who known to be the first woman to head the New York stock exchange. She made a firm decision to shut down in-person trading as the virus was spreading in the month of March.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth was also on the list at the 46th position.