The second edition of Forbes’ list of The Most Influential Women in Spain was made public this Thursday with profiles from different sectors. Among the 100 women included in the list, three Mallorcan women stand out. According to Forbes, the aim is “that this meticulous selection serves as a general snapshot of the business, political, cultural, artistic and sporting panorama, among other professional branches, linked to our country, and is as faithful as possible to the totality of influential women in Spain”.

The publication stresses that “the 100 women on this list, which Forbes Women presents for the second consecutive year, not only have power and influence over themselves, but also over the rest of society”. The list includes businesswomen, politicians, managers, journalists, designers, artists and even researchers. “Not all of them are here, but all of them have stood out for some reason this year,” Forbes explains.

Mallorcan women on the Forbes list

Francina Armengol, current president of the Congress of Deputies, bursts onto the list as the third highest authority in the state. Of her, the magazine states: “Known for her ease in reaching agreements and her support for federalism, among her proposals is the use of co-official languages in the national headquarters. A pharmacist and politician, like her father, in 2015 she became the first woman president of the Balearic Islands, a position she held until 2023. She is single and has two children.

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Encarna Piñero, CEO and co-owner of Grupo Piñero, has gained weight in the tourism sector in recent years. Forbes highlights that “she has been with the family company for 30 years and since 2017 she has been at the head of the group, which in the last five years has strengthened its globalisation. In 2022 HIP awarded her the Lifetime Achievement Award. She is not alone on this journey, she is accompanied by her mother, Isabel, president of the group, and her sisters Isabel, in charge of communication and sustainability, and Lydia, chair of the investment committee. Family business.”

Sabina Fluxà, vice-president and CEO of Grupo Iberostar, is the third Mallorcan on the Forbes list of the most influential women in Spain. She appears on the list because “since 2017 she has assumed the responsibilities derived from the position of CEO, she still sees the company – present in 16 countries, with 97 hotels and more than 33,000 employees – as a family business. The legacy, expansion and responsibility for a responsible tourism model is in her hands, but these are tasks that she fulfils together with her sister Gloria, also vice-president of the group”.