Forbes List Of 100 Most Powerful Women 2017 is here. Indra Nooyi, Chanda Kochhar, and Priyanka Chopra have successfully made it to the list. Together they influenced more than 3 billion people and $51 trillion in GDP and revenue and have a personal net worth of over $97 billion.

Forbes said that its list of women were chosen for “driving their companies through social and technological changes such as consumers adopting healthier habits and nations setting ambitious goals for renewable energy.”

The PepsiCo CEO and chairman Indra Nooyi has acquired a spot among a number of Indian-American women and those of Indian origin in the 2017 Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.

The 63-year-old Nooyi is at no 11. Under her leadership PepsiCo’s market capitalisation has increased 18% to $155 billion.

The soda company’s leader also comes second on the Forbes’ list of most powerful women in business in 2017. She is second only to Mary T Barra, CEO of GM. Last year, Nooyi was ranked No 3 on the list.

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“Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi moves up in the ranking due to her response to the long-term decline in soda drinking in the US by adding to her company’s healthier product lines. Adjusting to shifts in consumer habits also makes Pepsi a more attractive partner to Whole Foods, recently purchased by Amazon and poised to shake up the grocery industry,” said Forbes.

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On the other hand, ICICI Bank chief executive Chanda Kochhar is at No. 32, HCL Corporation CEO Roshni Nadar Malhotra at No. 57, Biocon Ltd. founder and chair Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw at No. 71, and HT Media chair Shobhana Bhartia at No. 92. Indian fans would be pleased to know that Ex Miss World and now Hollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is at No. 97.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May topped the list.

Philanthropist Melinda Gates, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and General Motors CEO Mary Barra ranked in the top five.

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