21 Designer Handbags Powerful Women Carry

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1. Angela Merkel

Angela Dorothea Merkel (born 17 July 1954) is a German stateswoman and former research scientist.

Merkel has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000. She appeared on the Forbes Magazine’s List of The World’s Most Powerful People as the world’s second most powerful person, selected by Forbes magazine in 2012 and 2015. In December 2015, Merkel was named as Time magazine’s Person of the Year, with the magazine’s cover declaring her to be the “Chancellor of the Free World”.

Merkel is currently the senior G7 leader. In May 2016, she was named the most powerful woman in the world for a record tenth time by Forbes.

Merkel can be seen donning an expensive Alexander McQueen‘s Heroine tote bag.

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2. Hillary Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician and the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

She served as the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.

In this picture Hillary is carrying a Hermès Birkin.

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3. Melinda Gates

Melinda Ann Gates (born August 15, 1964), DBE is an American businesswoman and philanthropist.

She is co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Melina worked at Microsoft, where she was project manager for Microsoft Bob, Microsoft Encarta and Expedia.

At this event for women empowerment in business, Melinda is showing off a Fendi-3 Baguette-Bag.

 

 

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4. Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Kara Sandberg (born August 28, 1969) is an American technology executive, activist, and author.

She is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and founder of Leanin.org . In June 2012, she was elected to the board of directors by the existing board members, becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board.

Before Google, Sandberg served as chief of staff for United States Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers.

Sheryl is carrying Hermès Kelly’s tote bag in the above picture.

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5. Christine Legarde

Christine Madeleine Odette Legarde ( born 1 January 1956 in Paris) is a French lawyer and politician who has been the Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 5 July 2011.

Previously, she held various ministerial posts in the French government: she was Minister of Economic Affairs, Finance and Employment and before that Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Trade in the government of Dominique de Villepin. Legarde was the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy, and is the first woman to head the IMF.

She’s holding a bag of YSL Muse.

6. Kate Middleton

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

Her perceived impact on British and American fashion has been called the “Kate Middleton effect” in the media, and in 2012 and 2013, she was selected as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine.

She is carrying Coach Willis bag in the above picture.

 

 

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7. Safra Catz

Safra Ada Catz (born December 1, 1961) is an Israeli-born American business executive.

She has been an executive at Oracle Corporation since April 1999, and a board member since 2001. In April 2011 she was named Co-President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting to founder/CEO Larry Ellison. On September 18, 2014 Oracle announced that Larry Ellison will step down as CEO and that Mark Hurd and Safra Catz have been named as the new CEOs.

Safra is carrying Fendi’s handbag.

 

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8. Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour, OBE (born 3 November 1949) is a British-American journalist and editor.

She has been editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988.

In 2013, she became artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue’s publisher. With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and dark sunglasses, Wintour has become an important figure in much of the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for younger designers. Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname “Nuclear Wintour”.

Anna is carrying Chloe Marcie’s bag.

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9. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian.

She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress.

She is carrying a leather Balenciaga Lariat handbag.

 

 

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10. Lucy Peng

Lucy Peng is one of the founders of the Chinese e-commerce business group Alibaba Group.

Peng earned a degree in business administration in 1994 from Hangzhou Institute of Commerce of Zhejiang Gongs hang University. She also served as Chief People Officer, the chief human resources officer for Alibaba Group for over 10 years. In this position, she oversaw the approximately 35,000 employees under Alibaba. Peng became a billionaire in 2014 upon Alibaba’s valuation prior to its record-setting IPO.

She’s wearing Chanel’s Boy bag.

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11. JK Rowling

J. K. Rowling is a British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series.

The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final installment.

In the above photo, JK is wearing YSL Monogram shoulder bag.

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12. Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀُٽو‎; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan and the leader of the centre-left Pakistan People’s Party.

She was the first woman to head a Muslim majority nation, and the only one to head it twice. Benazir was educated at Harvard and at Oxford, also serving as the first Asian woman to preside over the Oxford Union.

Benazir is carrying a Louis Vuitton Speedy on her arm.

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13. Serena Williams

Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player.

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions.

Serena is holding Alexander McQueen Clutch.

 

 

 

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14. Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington (July 15, 1950) is a Greek American author, syndicated columnist, occasional actress, and businesswoman.

Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, which is now owned by AOL. She was a popular conservative commentator and offered liberal points of view in public, while remaining involved in business endeavors.

Arianna is carrying a Céline‘s Phantom Luggage Tote.

 

 

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15. Tory Burch

Tory Burch (born June 17, 1966) is an American fashion designer, businesswoman, and philanthropist, who has won several fashion awards for her designs.

She is the Chairman, CEO, and Designer of Tory Burch LLC. In 2015, she was listed as the 73rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

Tory is holding her own brand, Tory Burch’s bag.

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16. Aishwarya Rai Bachan

Aishwarya Rai (born 1 November 1973), also known by her married name Aishwarya Rai Bachan, is an Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant.

Through her successful acting career, she has established herself as one of the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India. Rai has received several awards, including two Film fare Awards from ten nominations, and she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009. She is often cited as the “most beautiful woman in the world.

She’s carrying Mansur Grievel bag.

 

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17. Lee Boo Jin

Lee Boo-Jin is the country’s richest woman and the eldest daughter of Lee Kun-Hee.

Two-thirds of her wealth is tied up in Samsung C&T, which operates a resort and provides a range of business services. But she runs Samsung affiliate Hotel Shilla­ the country’s biggest duty-free operator after Lotte — which in March opened its latest shop in central Seoul in a joint venture with Hyundai Development.

Lee Bon Jin is carrying Coach’s Willis bag

 

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18. Laila Ali

Laila Amaria Ali (born December 30, 1977) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1999 to 2007.

She is the daughter of the late heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali.

In the above picture Laila is spotting a Chloe’s Paraty bag.

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19. Queen Elizabeth

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is, and has been since her accession in 1952, Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth.

She is also the queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession: Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

She is carrying Hermes Kelly bag.

 

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20. Marissa Mayer

Marissa Ann Mayer ( born May 30, 1975) is an American information technology executive, currently serving as the president and Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo!, a position she has held since July 2012.

She is a graduate of Stanford and was a long-time executive, usability leader, and key spokesperson for Google.

Marissa is wearing Givenchy’s Nightingale bag.

 

 

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21. Michelle Obama

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer, writer, and First Lady of the United States.

She is married to the 44th and current President of the United States, Barrack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady. As First Lady, Obama has become a fashion icon & a role model for women.

She is donning a Mulberry Bayswater leather handbag.

 

 

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