Yes, immense income and professional stature certainly count in culling our list of the most formidable women with kids 18 and under. But also on our checklist is the ability to influence and inspire us to reach higher and further in building better lives for ourselves—as well as the sway to elicit thought and change by advocacy and sheer proxy of example. As we do every year, we’ve scanned the globe to bring you a singular group of the most powerful working moms in the world. We dare say you’ll agree that this year’s 50 women (listed alphabetically by work sector) have reached the pinnacle of broad-spectrum power—and then some!
* Denotes new to the list this year