Editor’s Note: This is the fourth annual ranking by the leading Ukrainian news magazine, Novoye Vremya, of the 100 most successful women in Ukraine.  The winners are chosen by its editorial staff.  There is no numerical ranking of 1 through 100.  The women are divided into categories: Politics, public servants, civil society, show business, sports, corporate sector, culture and media.  They are listed in alphabetical order in each of the eight categories.


Olga Bogomolets

Presidential candidate; a lawmaker with the 135-member Petro Poroshenko Bloc; head of the parliamentary committee on healthcare.

Iryna Gerashchenko

Deputy speaker of the parliament; Ukraine’s representative in the Trilateral contact Group for a diplomatic resolution of the war in the Donbas.

Olena Kondratiuk

Lawmaker with Batkivshchyna faction, close ally of Yulia Tymoshenko.


Iryna Lutsenko

Lawmaker; deputy head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc 135-member faction in parliament; President Poroshenko’s representative in parliament.

Oksana Prodan

Deputy head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction in parliament; member of the parliamentary committee on tax and customs.

Alyona Shkrum

Member of parliament for the Batkivshchyna party.

Viktoria Siumar

Lawmaker with the 80-member People’s Front faction; head of parliamentary committee on the freedom of speech and information policy.

Olena Sotnyk

Lawmaker with Samopomich faction; secretary of the parliamentary committee on European integration.

Oksana Syroid

Deputy parliament speaker.

Yulia Tymoshenko

Presidential candidate, head of the Batkivshchyna political party, which has 20 seats in parliament.

Viktoria Voytsitska

Lawmaker with Samopomich, a party with 25 seats in parliament; deputy secretary of the parliamentary committee on fuel, energy and nuclear policy.

Nina Yuzhanina

Lawmaker with the Petro Poroshenko Bloc; head of the parliamentary committee on tax and customs policy.

Svitlana Zalishchuk

Lawmaker; head of the parliamentary sub-committee for Euro-Atlantic cooperation and European integration.



Liudmyla Denysova

Commissioner for human rights (ombudswoman).

Olga Gerasymiuk

Deputy head of the National TV and Radio Council.

Lilia Grynevych

Minister of education and science.

Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze

Deputy prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Oksana Markarova

Minister of finance.

Kateryna Rozhkova

Deputy head of the National Bank of Ukraine.

Ulana Suprun

Acting health minister

Olga Trofimtseva

Acting minister of agriculture.

Olena Zerkal

Deputy foreign minister for European integration.


Yulia Chebotareva

First deputy general director of EastOne Group, an international investment advisory group.

Anna Derevyanko

Executive director of the European Business Association.

Nina Dombrovska

President of Henkel in Ukraine.

Viktoria Kapelyushnaya

Executive director, financial director of MHP agricultural holding.

Tatiana Karpova

Executive director of Philip Morris International in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Yelyzaveta Korobchenko

General Director of AVON Cosmetics in Ukraine and Georgia.

Iryna Kozlova

General director of PepsiCo in Ukraine.

Lyudmyla Kuchmenko

General director of Geo-Alliance Group, a producer of gas and gas condensate.


Kateryna Onyshchenko

General manager at OLX Ukraine, part of the OLX Group, a global online marketplace.

Vera Platonova

Senior Vice President of Visa in South-East Europe and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Inna Popereshniuk

Co-founder and administrative director of Nova Poshta.

Iryna Prysiazhnyuk

General director of ADM Trading Ukraine agricultural company, part of the Archer Daniels Midland Company.

Kira Rudik

Chief operating officer at Ring Ukraine, an IT company.

Tamara Savoshchenko

Deputy chair of the board at Ukrgasbank.

Anastasia Usacheva

Chief financial officer of Kernel, an agricultural company.

Olga Ustinova

General director of Vodafone Ukraine.

Olena Voloshyna

Head of the International Finance Corporation in Ukraine.


Marina Avdeyeva

Deputy director of the Arsenal insurance company.

Natalia Bondareva

Co-owner of the Bayadera Group alcohol company.

Galyna Gerega

Co-owner of the DIY store chains Epicenter and Nova Liniya.

Olga Gutsal

Founder, CEO of Camion Oil, a distributor of engine oils.

Kateryna Kostereva

Co-founder, managing partner of Terrasoft group of companies.

Lenna Koszarny

Founding partner and CEO of Horizon Capital, a private equity firm.

Alla Kovalenko

President of Biskvit-Shokolad, a Kharkiv-based confectionery company.

Anna Lukovkina

Founder of Vsi Svoi, a pop-up market and store of Ukrainian goods.


Iryna Miroshnyk

President of IMMER Group, a plastic producer.

Elena Pinchuk

Head of the AntiAIDS foundation; head of the supervisory board of StarLightMedia, a broadcasting group that owns six TV stations.

Oksana Serediuk

Co-owner of restaurants Mafia, Casta, Georgia, Gra z Vognem, BAO.

Viktoria Tigipko

Founding partner of TA Ventures, a venture capital firm; president of the Odesa International Film Festival.

Natalia Yeremeyeva

Co-founder, CEO of Stekloplast.

Filya Zhebrivska

Owner of Farmak pharmaceutical company.


Olga Aivazovska

Founder of the Civil Network Opora, an election watchdog.

Iryna Bekeshkina

Director of the Democratic Initiatives Foundation; senior researcher at Sociology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences.

Masha Efrosinina

TV host, honorary ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund.

Yaroslava Gres

Co-founder of Gres Todorchuk PR agency; blogger.

Daria Kaleniuk

Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Action Center in Kyiv.

Olga Kudinenko

Founder of Tabletochki, a charity fund for children with cancer.

Ella Libanova

Academician, director of Institute of Demography and Social Research of the National Academy of Sciences.

Oksana Nechyporenko

Director of Global Office, an NGO fostering Ukraine’s integration into the global community.

Maryna Poroshenko

First lady of Ukraine, wife of President Petro Poroshenko; head of the Ukrainian Culture Foundation.

Svitlana Royz

Psychologist, author of books on children’s psychology.

Olga Rudnieva

CEO of the Elena Pinchuk Foundation.


Tetiana Sosnovskaya

Director of the National History Museum.

Yuliya Tychkivska

Co-founder of Bendukidze Free Market Center think tank; executive director of the Aspen Institute in Kyiv.


Daria Bilodid

Judo world champion.

Alina Iagupova

Basketball player, signed for Los Angeles Sparks; the first Ukrainian woman to play in NBA.

Anna and Maria Muzychuk

Chess players.

Elina Svitolina

Tennis player, ranks fourth in the world.


Dakh Daughters

An all-women music and theater group.

Jamala (Susanna Jamaladinova)

Singer and composer.

Tina Karol


Olena Kravets

Actress, member of Kvartal 95 studio.


Singer, winner of the national selection for the 2019 Eurovision Song contest.

Lesya Nykytiuk

TV presenter.

Kateryna Osadcha

TV presenter.

Olga Polyakova


Yulia Sanina

Singer, vocalist of The Hardkiss

Anastasia Topolskaia

Electronic musician, performing as DJ Nastia.

Oleksandra Zaritska

Singer, vocalist of Kazka.

Natalia Zhyzhchenko

Musician, front woman of Onuka band.


Iryna Danylevska

Founder, head of the organizing committee of Ukrainian Fashion Week.

Olena Frolyak

Chief editor of the news department of ICTV channel; presenter of Fakty (Facts) news program.

Zhanna Kadyrova

Artist, sculptor.


Oksana Khmelevskaya

Coordinator of the Book Arsenal annual book forum.

Oleksandra Koval

President of the annual Publishers Forum (Book Forum) in Lviv.

Oksana Lyniv

Chief conductor of the Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra in the city of Graz in Austria.

Alla Mazur

TV presenter, host of TSN Tyzhden weekly news show on 1+1 TV channel.

Liudmyla Monastyrska

Opera singer, a spinto soprano.

Yulia Mostovaya

Chief editor of the Dzerkalo Tyzhnya newspaper; wife of presidential candidate Anatoliy Grytsenko.

Tonya Noyabreva
Filmmaker and screenwriter.

Yulia Orlova
Director of the publishing house Vivat.

Olesya Ostrovska-Lyuta
General director of Mystetskyi Arsenal.

Olena Prytula

Owner, founding editor of Ukrainska Pravda, an online news media.

Ada Rogovtseva


Ivanna Sakhno

A Ukrainian actress that paves her way in Hollywood.

Marjana Savka

Chief editor, co-founder of the publishing house Vydavnytstvo Staroho Leva; a poet.

Yulia Synkevych

General producer of the Odesa International Film Festival.

Natalia Vorozhbit

Playwright, screenwriter.

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