Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Direct-General of the World Trade Organisation, has been named among Financial Times’ 25 most influential women of 2021.

Although the list is unranked, Financial Times said: “We put the list together in collaboration with FT journalists from dozens of international bureaus, former women of the year and readers like you.

“Across continents, industries and issues, all of these remarkable women have shaped this tumultuous year. Each of them is sure to help shape the better ones to come.”

See list below:

1 – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Director-General, World Trade Organization

2 – Lina Khan
Chair, Federal Trade Commission

3 – Mary Barra
Chair and CEO, General Motors

4 – Gita Gopinath
Chief Economist, IMF

5 – Luiza Trajano
Businessperson and philanthropist

6 – Nancy Pelosi
Speaker, United States House of Representatives

7 – Mariam Al-Mahdi
Politician, Sudan

8 – Kate Bingham
Former Chair, UK Vaccine Taskforce

9 – Cathie Wood
Founder and CEO, Ark Investment Management

10- Rosalind Brewer
CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance

11- Tsai Ing-Wen
President, Taiwan

12 – Frances Haugen
Data scientist and whistleblower

13 – Naomi Osaka
Athlete

14 – Elisa Loncón Antileo
President, Chile’s Constitutional Convention

15 – Agnes Chow
Democracy activist

16 – Liz Cheney
Congresswoman, United States House of Representatives

17 – Vanessa Nakate
Justice advocate

18 – Sotooda Forotan
Student and activist

19 – Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Leader, Co-ordination Council of Belarus

20 – Chloé Zhao
Film-maker

21 – Sally Rooney
Author

22 – Shonda Rhimes
Television producer, screenwriter and author

23 – Scarlett Johansson
Actor

24 – Paula Rego
Artist

25 -Gabriela Hearst
Creative Director, Chloé; Founder and Creative Director, Gabriela Hearst

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