Women who rule the world: The 22 most powerful female political and policy leaders 2018

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January 2, 2019

Women who rule the world: The 22 most powerful female political and policy leaders 2018

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By Nicolette Jones,

The number of women in politics and policy has always been relatively small, but even so their power now feels more tenuous than ever. As political leaders around the globe face an ever more precarious geopolitical climate, female heads of state are no exception. While Angela Merkel and Theresa May still hold the top two spots, they face opposition within their own parties and rising isolationist sentiment throughout Europe. And unlike most other years, fewer women have joined their ranks.

Yet as the world’s economies become increasingly interlinked, decisions made by state leaders like May and Merkel will have an outsized impact that extends beyond normal state borders. The two leaders must guide their respective countries through tumultuous times as May works to secure a deal for Britain to leave the EU and Merkel simultaneously works to steer Germany, and the entire EU, through a post-Brexit future.

Click here to read the full article published by Forbes on 4 December 2018.

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