Helen Clark Named One of World’s Most Powerful Women

Helen Clark has been ranked #22 on Forbes Magazine’s “World’s Most Powerful Women” list. The former New Zealand Prime Minister and head of the United Nations Development Program is currently a candidate for the role of UN Secretary General. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was ranked the most powerful woman.

“As the most powerful woman in the United Nations (and the first UNDP female head), Helen Clark uses her global bully pulpit and billions in funds to assist development and humanitarian efforts around the world”, according to the Forbes list.

Clark, who has been credited for bringing greater efficiency to her agency, currently is campaigning for the post of UN Secretary-General.

The top three most powerful women in this year’s list are German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

Article Source: Forbes, June 6, 2016

Image Source: Twitter – UN Development


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