Forbes included Mithali Raj and Nita Ambani in the list of most powerful women in sports

The top spot belongs to Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura of Senegal, the first female secretary general of FIFA.

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India women’s team skipper Mithali Raj and IPL franchise Mumbai Indians’ owner Nita Ambani have been named in the inaugural list of Forbes Most Powerful Women in Sports. While Nita Ambani made it to the ninth position in this esteemed list, Mithali stands at No. 12.

The first female secretary general of FIFA, Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura is leading the list followed by Lydia Nsekera – who has been a part of the International Olympic Committee since 2009. Nsekera is the leading voice for creating policies that promote and protect gender equality in sport around the world.

Florence Hardouin of France is placed at No. 3 in the list. She is the first woman to have been elected a member of the executive committee of UEFA.

Let’s take a look at the complete list of Most Powerful Women In International Sports 2018:

1: Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura (FIFA Secretary General)

2: Lydia Nsekera (FIFA Council Member, IOC)

3: Florence Hardouin (UEFA Executive Committee; Director General, French Football)

4: Angela Dong (Vice President, Nike China)

5: Marina Granovskaia (Director, Chelsea Football Club)

6: Barbara Slater (Director, BBC Sport)

7: Moya Dodd (Executive Committee, AFC)

8: Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark Tennis Player)

9: Nita Ambani (owner Mumbai Indians)

10: Claire Williams (Deputy Team Principal and Commercial Director, Williams F1)

11: Aoife Brodigan (Head of Games Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Facebook)

12: Mithali Raj (India cricket captain)

13: Mary Davis (CEO, Special Olympics)

14: Rimla Akhtar (Council Member, England FA)

15: Sophie Goldschmidt (CEO, World Surf League)

16: Japan Women’s Baseball League

17: Beng Choo Low (Secretary General, World Baseball Softball Confederation)

18: Blanca Uribe (Deputy Executive President, Toros de Tijuana)

19: Po-Chun (Sophiyah) Liu

20: Nadia Nadim (Aghan-Danish Football player)

21: XinYi Hua (Sports Journalist, Xin Min Evening News)

22: Lieke Martens (Dutch football player)

23: Sung Hyun Park (Golfer)

24: Sasha Hostyn (Gamer)

25: Leticia Bufoni (Skateboarder)


By Salman Anjum - 31 Mar, 2018

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