Three Chinese businesswomen are among the most powerful women in the world, according to Fortune magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women in business list released on September 25, 2017.
Chinese businesswomen took 14 spots in this year's list, with Dong Mingzhu, chairwoman and president of China's largest air conditioning manufacturer Gree Electric Appliances, taking the top spot for two consecutive years.
While no Chinese woman was in the top 10 last year, there are three this year, a breakthrough for Chinese women.
Dong, who ranked 11th in 2016, grabbed the 4th spot this year. Sun Yafang, chairwoman of Huawei Technologies, took the 7th rank and Wang Fengying, executive director and general manager of Great Wall Motor, grabbed the 9th position.
The ranking, which includes 11 newcomers and spans 17 countries, was based on four factors: the size and importance of the woman's business in the global economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the woman's career, and social and cultural influence.
Let's take a look at the top 14 most powerful Chinese women in business this year, according to Fortune magazine.
No 14 Zhou Qunfei
Title: CEO and Founder of Lens Technology
No 13 Pei-Chun Tsai
Title: CEO of Pou Chen Group
No 12 Wei Sun Christianson
Title: Co-CEO of Morgan Stanley Asia-Pacific and CEO of Morgan Stanley China
No 11 Jane Jie Sun
Title: CEO of Ctrip
No 10 Rachel Duan
Title: Senior vice-president of GE, and President and CEO of GE Greater China, General Electric
No 9 Jean Liu
Title: President of Didi Chuxing
No 8 Wu Yajun
Title: Chairman of Longfor Properties
No 7 Lucy Peng
Title: CEO of Ant Financial
No 6 Maggie Wei Wu
Title: CFO of Alibaba
No 5 Li Dang
Title: President of China General Technology
No 4 Isabel Ge Mahe
Title: VP and Managing Director of Greater China, Apple
No 3 Wang Fengying
Title: Executive Director and General Manager, Great Wall Motor
No 2 Sun Yafang
Title: Chairwoman of Huawei Technologies,
No 1 Dong Mingzhu
Title: Chairwoman and President of Gree Electric Appliances
(Source: China Daily)
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