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Edited by Ann Marie Elpa

We have all been inspired by a powerful woman in our lives. Women are flourishing in every industry nowadays. We have women innovating in tech, politics, business, art, and many others as we have not seen before.

Here’s a small list of the most powerful and inspiring women in politics:

Hillary Clinton

This ex-US presidential candidate is a true example of a fighter. She has fought for every single basic human right out there. She is a true image of women empowerment and determination. She is currently a US politic image and a best-selling author.

“Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can.”

Angela Merkel

The German Chancellor has been named by Forbes magazine as the most powerful woman in the world on numerous occasions. Angela Merkel has been the chancellor of Germany since 2005. Talk about some hard work hum?

Merkel’s power remains intact thanks to Germany’s low unemployment rate and the strong growth of its economy. Germany has also been considered the strongest economy led by a woman.

“Yes, now little girls in Germany know they can become a hairdresser or chancellor. Let’s see.”

Tsai Ing-Wen

The third-place goes to the president of Taiwan, who is gaining respect both in her country and internationally.

Tsai Ing-Wen is doing something as difficult to see today in politics as it is to fulfil her electoral program. In addition, Ing-Wen is making great efforts to improve his nation, especially at social and economic levels.

“Different generations and people of different ethnic origins have different views on China. But they all agree on one thing. That is a democracy.”

Michelle Bachelet

The ex-President of Chile became an icon and a symbol of progress, and she has won fourth place on this list.

Michelle Bachelet made great efforts towards the legalization of gay marriage in Chile, and also worried a lot about the use of environmental policies in both her country and internationally.

“We want a more prosperous, more just, more equal, more inclusive future. I shall keep my word. I shall tell you what I think and I shall do what I say. I give you my word as a woman”



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Carolina Núñez

U Toronto '22

I am Carolina Nunez. I am a first-year international student at Univerisity of Toronto in Rotman Commerce, pursuing a management specialization. Writing, recording and sharing with people are essential in my life. I seek all the time to get out of my comfort and have great stories to tell. I am passionate about business, people, reading and learning.