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Forbes: Attorney Bradáčová is most influential Czech woman

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Prague, Nov 2 (CTK) – Prague High State Attorney Lenka Bradacova is the most influential woman of the Czech Republic again, for the fifth time in a row, followed by EU Commissioner Vera Jourova and PPF financial director Katerina Jiraskova, according to the Forbes magazine’s standings.

The TOP 10 is nearly the same as last year, with Czech ambassador to the United Nations Marie Chatardova being the only newcomer.

Chatardova, now the 4th most influential Czech woman, is the temporary head of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Forbes writes that Bradacova, one of the country’s topmost prosecutors, won her influence thanks to her actions, courage and hard work with which she deals with the biggest criminal cases in which business, politics and lobbyists are interconnected and up to billions of crowns are at stake.

Businesswomen dominate the TOP 10. The only other woman outside business is Prague Mayor Adriana Krnacova (ANO).

The Czech version of the magazine has based its assessment on the same methodology as the American Forbes, monitoring 300 women from various fields for the whole year. For the first time, the standings were extended from 75 to 100 most influential women.

The Forbes standings include female managers, company owners, as well as those involved in the public administration, non-profit sector, media, culture and sport.

Forbes, which has existed in the United States for almost 100 years, has classified the world’s most influential women since 2004. It has been published in the Czech version since November 2012.

The Czech Republic’s ten most influential women – Forbes:

Ranking Name Post
1. Lenka Bradacova Prague high state attorney
2. Vera Jourova EU commissioner
3. Katerina Jiraskova PPF group financial director
4. Marie Chatardova UN ECOSOC president
5. Petra Prochazkova Agrofert financial director
6. Adriana Krnacova Prague Mayor
7. Michaela Erbenova IMF executive director
8. Kamila Horackova Axa Winterthur investments director
9. Libuse Smuclerova Czech News Center general director
10. Michaela Chaloupkova CEZ administration division head

IMF – International Monetary Fund

CEZ – state-controlled power utility

ECOSOC – Economic and Social Council

Agrofert – food-processing, agriculture and chemical concern

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