The Most Powerful Latinas in the World
09/30/2011 - 16:00 | 0 Comments|
Smart. Fierce. Ambitious. Fascinating. Those are traits shared by some of the most powerful Latinas in the U.S. and beyond. These women—whether or not you agree with their politics or like their music—are admirable for the tenacity and brains that have put them atop their fields.
NAME: Michelle Bachelet
WHAT MAKES HER POWERFUL: She was trained as a pediatrician and an epidemiologist, as well as a military strategist, and served as her country’s Health Minister and Defense Minister. And all that turned out to be just the beginning. Bachelet became Chile’s first female president in 2006, serving one term, during which she increased social services for the poor while expanding free trade. Never one to rest on her laurels, she now lead’s the UN Women as executive director, responsible for boosting the role of women and their opportunities worldwide, so generations can accomplish as much as she has.