Who runs the world? Yep. That's right.
From banking to broadcast, food to fashion, these women have it covered.
Natalia Sindeeva is the founder and general director of the media holding Дождь which includes the independent TV channel Дождь, known for its critical take on the Kremlin. She has won the ‘Russia’s media manager’ award for her work on radio (2004) and in television (2011).
Tatyana Bakalchuk is the founder and CEO of one of Russia’s most successful startups and the country’s largest online clothes store, Wildberries. From small beginnings, the company now employs more than 7,500 people and its founder is worth an impressive $500 million.
Ekaterina Trofimova graduated from St Petersburg University with a degree in Economics and Finance. From 2011 she held the post of First Vice-President of Gazprombank, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Analytical Credit Rating Agency in November 2015.
In 1990 Olga Belyavtseva worked as a packer in the cannery of the Ministry of Fruit and Vegetable Production of the USSR. After its privatisation, she became a leading economist within the company and in 2000, she established the firm Assol to distribute the plant's products in the south of Russia. Four years later, Assol accounted for 30% of the plant's sales and Belyavtsev became a shareholder in the combined company. She is now one of the richest women in Russia!
Natalya Kasperskaya is an IT entrepreneur and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab. She is the 9th richest woman in Russia with an estimated fortune of $240 million.