This year 17 women aged under 45 made it onto Forbes' annual list of the world's 100 most powerful women.
At just 25 years old pop-country singer Taylor Swift topped the prestigious list of young female influencers. She's described as "one of the most significant cultural influencers of our time" with her decision to pull her music from streaming service Spotify as well as efforts to interact with fans directly noted.
And in second place was Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, who authored best-selling book "lean-in" encouraging women to pursue their ambitions. She has an MBA from Harvard and has previously worked as a World Bank economist as well as chief of staff to then-Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.
Here are the 17 most powerful women under 45:
|Taylor Swift||25||Entertainer and philanthropist|
|Sheryl Sandberg||45||Chief operating officer at Facebook|
|Beyonce Knowles||33||Entertainer and entrepreneur|
|Marissa Mayer||38||Chief executive at Yahoo|
|Lucy Peng||42||Chief executive of Ant Financial at Alibaba|
|Adena Friedman||44||Co-president at Nasdaq|
|Samantha Power||44||Ambassador at the United Nations|
|Amy Hood||43||Chief financial officer at Microsoft|
|Angelina Jolie||39||Actress and philanthropist|
|Sofie Vergara||42||Entertainer and entrepreneur|
|Katie Jacobs||45||Vice president of global media at Twitter|
|Elizabeth Holmes||30||Founder at Theranos|
|Shakira||38||Entertainer and philanthropist|
|Sara Blakely||44||Founder at Spanx|
|Yao Chen||35||Entertainer and philanthropist|
|Jenny Lee||43||Managing partner at GGV Capital|
|Lee Boo-jin||44||President at Cheil Industries|