Now here is someone who I think definitely deserves the title of most influential. Angela Merkel has a lot of power, especially in Europe, so let’s find out a bit more about her.
- Current (and first female) Chancellor of Germany
- Was President of the European Council
- Played an important role in negotiations of the Berlin Declaration and the Treaty of Lisbon
- Second woman to chair the G8
- Named 4th Most Powerful Person in the World and the Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes
- Received the Vision for Europe Award
- Received the Charlemagne Prize
- Received the B’nai B’rith Europe Award of Merit
- Received the Leo Baeck Medal
- Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
- First person from what was East Germany to lead the country
Influential? Definitely! She is all over the political scene in Europe and with Germany being such a big economy in Europe, her actions and decisions will have a huge effect on how the Eurozone fairs, for better or for worse.
- Angela Merkel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Angela Merkel Biography – Facts, Birthday, Life Story – Biography.com
- Angela Merkel – Forbes
Other influential women from Time’s Most Influential List 2011 that I profiled include Major General Margaret Woodward, Maria Bashir, Mia Wasikowska, Esther Duflo, Felisa Wolfe-Simon, Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, Blake Lively, Kate Middleton, Michele Bachmann, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Dilma Rousseff, Michelle Obama, Gabrielle Giffords, Aung San Suu Kyi, Kim Clijisters, Jennifer Egan, Amy Chua, and Amy Poehler.