Forbes has named Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina the 46th most powerful woman in the world in 2023. In 2023, she was named ninth among the 18 most powerful women in politics and policy. The list was topped by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, came in second. US Vice President Kamala Harris, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, and US pop star Taylor Swift were ranked third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.
“Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the longest serving prime minister in the history of Bangladesh, is currently serving her fourth term,” Forbes wrote in Hasina’s Forbes profile. “She is also the world’s longest-serving female head of government.”