Beyonce, J. Lo and Blake Lively Top the List of 50 Most Powerful Moms

By on May 5, 2015

With Mother’s Day this weekend, May 10, 2015, Working Mother has released its annual list of the “50 Most Powerful Moms of 2015.”

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The criteria used to determine the women chosen besides power was they had to have a child under the age of 18, show emotional and mental strength, career courage, the ability to inspire, love of family and the passion to better the world. This comes at the time the world will be celebrating mother’s everywhere, Mother’s Day.

Beyonce, who made the list last year, is number one on the list. Other celebrities who were on the list last year and made the list again this year include, Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham, Shonda Rhimes and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Some new faces this year include Reese Witherspoon, Blake Lively, who just became a mom several months ago and Madonna.

The women on this list “exude power on a daily basis via talent, influence, status, money and intellectual capital.”

The full roster of Working Mother’s “50 Most Powerful Moms of 2015” and their accomplishments, including ways they give back to society, can be found at An asterisk * denotes women new to the list this year. These powerful moms were selected in eight categories: Arts/Entertainment, Fashion/Tastemakers, Finance/Business, News/Media/Advertising, Philanthropy, Politics, Retail/Manufacturing and Tech/Science.

1. Beyonce
Children: Daughter, Blue Ivy, 3

2. Shonda Rimes
Children: Daughters Harper, 13, Emerson, 3, Beckett, 2

3. Jill Soloway *
Children: Isaac, 18, Felix, 6

4. Amy Poehler
Children: TK

5. Julianne Moore *
Children: Caleb, 17, Liv, 12

6. Blake Lively *
Children: Daughter James, newborn

7. Nancy Dubuc, 45 *
President and CEO, A+E Networks 
Children: Two, 12 and 9

8. Angelina Jolie
Children: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, Vivienne

9. Kerry Washington
Children: Isabelle, 1

10. Jennifer Lopez
Children: Max & Emme, 7

11. Yao Chen *
Actress, philanthropist
Children: 1

12. Donna Langley
Chairman, Universal Pictures
Children: Two sons, 6 and 4

13. Reese Witherspoon *
Children: Ava, 15, Deacon, 10, Tennessee, 2

14. Madonna *
Children: Lourdes, 18, Rocco, 14, David, 9, Mercy, 8

15. Kim Kardashian
Reality Star/Retail Mogul/Social Media Influencer #1
Children: North, 2

What do you think of the moms who made the list? Anyone that was missed?

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