Yesterday Forbes released their annual “World’s 100 Most Powerful Woman” list. There are definitely some very interesting results this year. But we’ll get to that in a second. When reading we wanted to know first and foremost who was the first face from the fashion world. To be honest, it’s no surprise that Angela Ahrendts, Burberry‘s CEO, is the first fashion related woman to appear on the list and she comes in at number 58!
For those who don’t know Ms. Ahrendts, allow us a moment to introduce you. Ahrendts is an American who joined Burberry five years ago in January 2006 and became the CEO just five months later. Since 2006 she’s been a repeat star on all of Forbes lists when it comes to women and power! She is a force to be reckoned with, that we all know for sure. Just look at what she’s done for Burberry since joining in 2006! She’s cut out what was holding them down (including the sinking ship that was the overexposure of Burberry plaid) and spread the Burberry wings to far off continents. This is a company that has completely transformed and is now one of the leading retailers on earth. Along with Christopher Bailey, Angela Ahrendts is making sure that Burberry has a strong future in our hearts and over our shoulders!
So a huge congratulations to Burberry and Angela Ahrendts for being number one for fashion on Forbes!
Now let’s look at who Angela beat out for the top spot. It is quite the list and to be honest we would have thought that Anna Wintour would have been #59! However, there were a few that threw her down the line as well…
#60 Gisele Bundchen, supermodel
#64 Andrea Jung, CEO Avon
#69 ANNA WINTOUR, EDITOR OF AMERICAN VOGUE
#73 Carol Meyrowitz, CEO TJX Companies
#79 Miuccia Prada
#89 Mindy Grossman, CEO HSN
#91 Diane von Furstenberg