TOP INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN THE WORLD
The top influential women in the world according to search volume, total social following, number of GIFs and Wikipedia searches...
As a brand we are inspired by women every day and strive to empower women through self-love, both in our products and messaging. That’s why we have undertaken research to find out who the most influential women are around the world. From singer-songwriters to politicians, we believe every woman has the ability to inspire and influence in a positive way.
We have looked at the number of searches each person has generated over the last year, how many followers they have across social media, the number of GIFs there are of each woman and finally the number of Wikipedia page views.
Ready to be inspired by some of the world's most influential women? Find out who came top in our index ranking below.
The top 100 influential women in the world
How the popularity of influential women has changed over time
According to our index, Ariana Grande is the most influential woman in the UK with a total of 7.4 million UK Google searches, followed by Kim Kardashian with 6.3 million UK Google searches.
While both Ariana and Kim are in the media and entertainment sector, there is a significant difference in their social following, with Ariana Grande totalling 328.3 million followers across all platforms - almost 29 million more than Kim Kardashian, who has 299.7 million followers.
Nine out of the top ten influential women are in the media and entertainment sector, with one exception being Kamala Harris, who comes under the politics and policy category.
To create this index, we analysed five key factors that play a part in what we consider to be an influential woman in the 21st century, then combined them into a weighted rank to reveal our top 100. You can find more detail on each factor below.
Methodology and Sources
We looked at existing reports to find out the top influential women in the world, before analysing the women across the different industries they work in. We gathered Google search data for the UK, US and Canada, number of followers on Instagram and Twitter, number of page views on Wikipedia for 2020, as well as the number of GIFs.
These factors were combined into a weighted rank using min to max normalisation, in order to provide us with an overall ranking. Data pulled July 2021. View the full dataset here.