Kamala Harris And Stacey Abrams Top '100 Most Powerful Women' List

Forbes has included Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in their "100 Most Powerful Women" list. Abrams and Harris join President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagard, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the list.

"The women on the 17th annual power list hail from 30 countries and were born across four generations. There are 10 heads of state, 38 CEOs and five entertainers among them," the outlet stated.

"But where they differ in age, nationality and job description, they are united in the ways they have been using their platforms to address the unique challenges of 2020."

Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris made history last month when she and President-Elect Joe Biden won the general election. By earning a spot in the White House, she became the first Black Vice President-Elect and the first South Asian Vice President-Elect. She will also become the first woman to hold the office and the first graduate of a historically Black university to serve as Vice President.

En route to the White House, Harris and Biden called on Stacey Abrams to help engage voters in the state of Georgia. Through her efforts as a voting rights activist, Abrams was able to help a Democrat win the state of Georgia for the first time this century.

"In a year marked by mass protests and political unrest around the world, few people deftly used their power quite like Fair Fight founder and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams," Forbes wrote.

"By working to help register some 800,000 people to vote in Georgia, the former state representative helped a Democratic presidential nominee win her state for the first time in 28 years."

In January, Harris will be sworn in as Vice President. It is unclear if Abrams will run for office again.

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