As the focus on women as leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and job creators continues to grow, the global movement of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 has officially released “The EBW100 List of Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide.” Taking nominations from their 23 EBW2020 Global Ambassadors, with input from the EBW2020 Advisory Board, The EBW100 list followed 10 criteria for being nominated and ultimately selected. “We know the future of our global economy is happening through a new set of eyes, the eyes of women,” says EBW2020 Founder and CEO, Ingrid Vanderveldt. “Policy makers, investors, big business and more are seeking to keep a pulse in the women’s marketplace and participating in where the trends with women are happening. With the EBW100 list, we wanted to both celebrate the 100 Most Influential Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide while also providing a “playbook,” if you will, to those people who are seeking to know and watch the most impactful leaders enabling women around the world.”

1. LISA ABRAMSON

Co-Founder, Mindfulness Based Achievement@Lisaaabramson

2. JESSICA ALBA

Co-Founder, The Honest Company @JessicaAlba

3. LILY ALLEN

Musician @lilyallen

4. PATRICIA ARQUETTE

Actress @PattyArquette

5. TANI AUSTIN

Co-Founder, Starkey Hearing Foundation@TaniAustin

6. CHERIE BLAIR

Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation For Women @CherieBlairFndn

7. SARA BLAKELY

Founder, Spanx @spanx

8. RICHARD BRANSON

Founder, Virgin@richardbranson

9. BRENE BROWN

Author and Scholar@BreneBrown

10. TIFFANY BROWN

Director, Widex USA@TiffanyBrown

11. TORY BURCH

CEO, Tory Birch and Tory Burch Foundation@toryburch

12. LAURA BUSH

Former First Lady@laurawbush

13. KATHY CALVIN

President and CEO, United Nations Foundation@kathy_calvin

14. THERESA CARRINGTON

CEO, Blessing Basket Project @blessingbasket

15. ANNA CHAVEZ

CEO, Girl Scouts USA@AnnaMariaChavez

16. JANE CHEN

Co-Founder and CEO of Embrace @JaneChen

17. HILLARY CLINTON

Former First Lady, Former Sec of State, Former Senator and Current Presidential Candidate

18. BARBARA CORCORAN

CEO, Corcoran Group@BarbaraCorcoran

19. SEANE CORN

Founder, Off the Mat Into the World, Empowered Youth Initiative and YogaVotes.@SeanCornYoga

20. KAT COLE

President, Cinnabon@KatColeATL

21. BETH COMSTOCK

CMO, General Electric@bethcomstock

22. GEENA DAVIS

Actress @GDIGM

23. JJ DAVIS

Dell Global Communications@jjdavisatdell

24. WENDY DIAMOND

Founder, Women’s Entrepreneur Day@wendydiamond

25. RAJA EASA AL GURG

Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group@RajaEasa

26. JO EISENHART

Northwestern Mutual, VP Human Resources@joeisenhart

27. EVE ENSLER

Activist, Playwright@eveensler

28. CATERINA FAKE

Founder and President, 2bkco Inc. @Caterina

29. STEVE FELICE

President and CEO, Filtration Group@stevefelice

30. BRAD FELD

Founder, TechStars@bfeld

31. CARLY FIORINA

Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard, Republican Presidential Candidate@CarlyFiorina

32. MOIRA FORBES

EVP Forbes Media and Publisher, Forbes Woman@moiraforbes

33. RUSS FUJIOKA

President, Xero@russfujioka

34. ADRIANA GASCOIGNE

CEO, Girls in Tech@afgascoigne

35. MELINDA GATES

Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation@melindagates

36. LEYMAH GBOWEE

Liberian peace and women’s rights activist@LeymahRGbowee

37. SCOTT GERBER

Founder, The YEC and YEC Women @scottgerber

38. GINGER GRAHAM

Professor, former President and CEO Amylin Pharmaceuticals@GingerGraham

39. AUDREY HIDANO

Deputy Director, Dept of Accounting and General Services for the Governor of the State of Hawaii.  Co-Founder, Hidano Construction@AudreyHidano

40. MELISSA HILLEBRENNER

Director, GirlUP@melissaGirlUp

41. KELLY HOEY

Speaker, Strategist, Angel Investor @jkhoey

42. ELIZABETH HOLMES

CEO and Founder, Theranos @eholmes2003

43. ARIANNA HUFFINGTON

Chair, President and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Media Group@ariannahuff

44. SAFEENA HUSAIN

Founder, Educate Girls@safeenahusain

45. JESSICA JACKLEY

Co-Founder Kiva and Investor, Collaborative Fund @JessicaJackley

46. ALANNA KAIVALYA

Author, Mythologist, and Founder of The Kaivalya Yoga Method@AlannaKaivalya

47. HENRIETTE KOLB

Head, Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation (IFC)@HenrietteKolb

48. KAY KOPLOVITZ

Founder, USA Network@KayKoplovitz

49. SALLIE KRAWCHECK

Chair, Elevate Network@SallieKrawcheck

50. SISTER JENNA

Founder, Meditation Museum @meditmuseum

51. MICHELLE LEE

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office@uspto

52. GRAÇA MACHEL

Board Chair, World Health Organization (WHO)@G_MachelTrust

53. ROSHNI MAHTANI

Founder and CEO, The Asian Parent Singapore@roshnimahtani

54. CHERIE MATHEWS

CEO, Healincomfort@healincomfort

55. MARISSA MAYER

CEO, Yahoo@marissamayer

56. SHAKIRA MEBARAK

Musician, Personality, Philanthropist @Shakira

57. FEDERICA MOGHERINI

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President of the European Commission

58. DR. MELODY MOORE

Founder, Embody Love Movement@DrMelodyMoore

59. KIRAN MAZUMDAR-SHAW

Founder, Biocon@kiranshaw

60. DIVINE NDHLUKULA

Director, SECURICO@DivineNdhlukula

61. ALYSE NELSON

President and CEO, Vital Voices @Alyse Nelson

62. MICHELLE OBAMA

First Lady@michelleobama

63. LUBNA S. OLAYAN

CEO, Olayan Financing Company @LubnaOlayan

64. KRISTI OSMOND

Co-Inventor Modkini, COO Olive Osmond Hearing Fund @KristiOsmond

65. LUCY PENG

Chief People Officer, Alibaba @copyrich

66. CHANTAL PIERRAT

Founder, Emerging Women@emergingwomen

67. SHELLY PORGES

Former Head, Global Entrepreneurship Program US Department of State @shellyporges

68. DINA POWELL

President, Goldman Sachs Foundation@GS10KWomen

69. CLIFF ROSENBERGER

Speaker of the House of Ohio @carosenberger

70. IRENE ROSENFELD

CEO and Chairwoman, Mondelez International@IreneRosenfeld

71. JULIANA ROTICH

Co-Founder, Ushahidi@afromusing

72. RONDA ROUSEY

First UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion@RondaRousey

73. AMBASSADOR CATHY RUSSELL

Office of Global Women’s Issues, US Department of State @AmbCathyRussell

74. SHERYL SANDBERG

COO, Facebook@sherylsandberg

75. AUNG SAN SUU KYI

Burmese opposition leader and Chair, National League for Democracy@AungAunSuuKyi

76. VICKI SAUNDERS

Founder, SheEO @vickis

77. PATTI SELLERS

Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune Magazine and Founder of Fortune Most Powerful Women@pattiesellers

78. SHIZA SHAHID

Co-Founder and CEO, Malala Fund @Shiza

79. ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF

President of Liberia@EllenSirelaf

80. SHIVANI SIROYA

Founder and CEO, Inventure @shivsiroya

81. MEGAN SMITH

Chief Technology Officer of the United States@smithmegan

82. JULIE SMOLYANSKY

CEO, Lifeway@JulieSmolyansky

83. BARBARA STANNY

Author @BarbaraStanny

84. MERYL STREEP

Actress @MerylStreepSite

85. JERRY STRITZKE

CEO, REI @REI

86. ELIZABETH VASQUEZ

President, CEO and Co-Founder, WeConnect International@CEOVazquez

87. GARY VAYNERCHUK

CEO, Vaynermedia@garyvee

88. AMBASSADOR MELANNE VERVEER

Executive Director, Georgetown University, Institute for Women, Peace and Security@MelanneVerveer

89. ALEXA VON TOBEL

CEO and Founder, LearnVest@alexavontobel

90. EMMA WATSON

Actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador @EmWatson

91. SUSANNAH WELLFORD

Founder and President, Running Start @rsprez

92. TINA WELLS

Founder and CEO, Buzz Marketing Group@tinacwells

93. KRISTEN WHEELER

Creator, Native Genius® Method @KristinLWheeler

94. MEG WHITMAN

President and CEO, Hewlett-Packard Next@MegWhitman

95. OPRAH WINFREY

Media proprietor @oprah

96. SUSAN WOJCICKI

CEO, Youtube, Google@SusanWojcicki

97. ROBIN WRIGHT

Actress @RealRobinWright

98. SANDI YOUNG

Philanthropist and Investor @sunnyyoung

99. MALALA YOUSEFZAI

Activist, Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner@malalafund

100. MUHAMMAD YUNUS

Founder, Grameen Bank, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
@Yunus_Centre