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Top 10 Most Influential Women in Portugal

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Portugal news – Here are the Top 10 Most Influential Women in Portugal according to the ranking just published by Executiva:



Top 10 Most Influential Women in Portugal:



No 1 – Cláudia Azevedo – CEO of Sonae

Through Efanor, the Azevedo family controls 53.01% of Sonae that has a turnover of 7.7 billion euros, as well as 100% of Sonae Capital and 50% of Sonae Arauco. Cláudia also participated in the 2024 World Economic Forum in Davos.  


No 2 – Maria João Pires – Pianist

Maria João was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Infante D. Henrique by the President of the Republic in January 2020.

No 3 – Paula Amorim – CEO of Galp

Paula Amorim is the Vice-President of Amorim Investimentos e Participações, a holding company that controls 51% of Corticeira Amorim. She is also the chairperson of Galp Energia that registered profits of over a billion euros in 2023.


Paula Amorim is one of the four billionaire heiresses of the Amorim family that is included in the Forbes 2024 ranking with a family fortune that is valued at 5.3 billion euros.

No 4 – Mariza – Fado singer

Mariza has been an acclaimed fado singer for 23 years, performing in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall.



No 5 – Lucília Gago – Attorney General of the Republic

Lucília Gago is the Attorney General of the Republic for a six-year term that ends in October 2024.



No 6 – Cristina Ferreira – Entertainment Director of TVI

Cristina Ferreira is the Entertainment Director of TVI and the Executive Administrator of Media Capital Digital. With this double role, she is the highest paid figure on television in Portugal, earning a fixed annual salary of 1 million 200,000 euros net, to which several extras are added. Her name is also a personal brand, and her Instagram has 2 million followers.


No 7 – Clara Raposo – Deputy Governor of Portugal’s Central Bank

Before becoming Deputy Governor of Portugal’s Central Bank, Banco de Portugal, Clara Raposo was the chairperson of ISEG Institute, the chairperson of Greenvolt, the non-executive director of Nos, the board member of IPCG and the board member of Millennium Bcp.

No 8 – Maria Manuel Mota – Scientist

Maria Manuel Mota is the chairperson of the Gulbenkian Institute for Molecular Medicine. She is also the Executive Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine and the visiting scientist for Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health.


No 9 – Joana Marques – Comedian

In 2022 and 2023, Joana Marques received the Golden Globe for Personality of the Year – Digital, despite not having any exclusive content on the internet.

No 10 – Joana Vasconcelos – Visual Artist

Joana Vasconcelos exhibited her work at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, alongside works such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo between October 2023 and January 2024. In June 2023, she presented the Wedding Cake for the Rothschild Foundation that was considered by The Guardian as the best exhibition of 2023.


For Dior's autumn-winter 2023-2024 ready-to-wear fashion show, Joana Vasconcelos decorated the set with her monumental work Valkyrie Miss Dior that was created with the fabrics used in the Dior collection. The amazing works of art of Joana Vasconcelos are displayed in Dior fashion shows and boutiques around the world.






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