They control $30 trillion collectively. They're 54 years old, on average. Twenty-nine are CEOs. Eight are heads of state. Seventy-four are list returnees. And 22 are single.
One number that stands out: Eight-eight percent of the women are mothers.
"It's a percentage that surprised even us," Forbes says. "Power women today are not necessarily choosing career or family. They are doing both.
"On average they have two kids. They have all taken unconventional paths as mothers."
A step forward for women in business?
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