The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is less powerful than Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Google boss Susan Wojcicki, according to a list of the world’s most influential women.
In fact, Forbes ranked five US tech company executives ahead of Mogherini on its 2016 list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. The Italian politician came in at 19, behind bosses at IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Facebook and Google.
Mogherini may be responsible for the entire EU’s foreign policy, helping to broker the nuclear disarmament deal with Iran, but she can’t compete with social media supremo Sandberg’s net worth of $1.37 billion.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel took the top spot, with Hillary Clinton in at second.
The European Commission, however, is proud of Mogherini for coming in at number 19 and posted this picture on its official Instagram account:
Meet @forbes 19th Most Powerful Woman in the World – Federica #Mogherini, High Representative of the #EuropeanUnion for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the #EuropeanCommission! At 5pm CET she will be, together with First Vice-President Frans #Timmermans, presenting live our proposals on deeper partnership with third countries on #migration. Watch live at the link in our bio! #womenempowerment #womenpower #powerwomen #womensupportingwomen #womeninbusiness
Photo courtesy of European Commission.Heard in Europe