World’s Most Powerful Woman
According to forbes.com, “ For the third year running Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, is the world’s most powerful woman.”
According to wikipedia,
Angela Dorothea Merkel(born Angela Dorothea Kasner, 17 July 1954, in Hamburg, West Germany), is the Chancellor of Germany. Merkel, elected to the German Parliament from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has been the chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 9 April 2000, and Chairwoman of the CDU-CSU parliamentary party group from 2002 to 2005. She leads a Grand coalition with its sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and with the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), formed after the 2005 federal election on 22 November 2005.
In 2007, Merkel was also President of the European Council and chair of the G8. She played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration. In domestic policy, health care reform and problems concerning future energy development have thus far been the major issues of her tenure.
Merkel is the first female Chancellor of Germany. She is considered by Forbes Magazine to be the “most powerful woman in the world at the present time”. In 2007 she became the second woman to chair the G8 after Margaret Thatcher.
Chancellor Merkel is a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an International network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers whose mission is to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women and equitable development.
With $3.3 trillion in GDP, Germany is Europe’s biggest economy, and Merkel’s reforms are sparking a rebound, with unemployment falling (although consumer confidence just hit a five-year low). She pushed through a later retirement age, put more women in senior government posts, and raised payments to new parents. Bulldozes through controversy: hosted the Dalai Lama, chastised Mugabe, and wants to make the euro a bigger player in global financial markets as the dollar wanes. Also trying to make Germany more eco-friendly with steep greenhouse-gas cuts. Europeans voted her their most influential politician. — Tatiana Serafin
The powerpoint slide can be found here. Maybe by watching it, you can witness woman breaking the glass ceiling by becoming, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, becoming Minister of economy, finance and employment, becoming President, Prime Minister, Secretary of the United States.
Yeah, we have powerful Venusians on this Planet Earth! You woman, take the big hammer, break the Glass Ceiling and Self-Actualise! Come on, 2008 is over and the old generation (male dominated society) is getting boring. Ask for more money, make your bosses know about your ambitions, your capabilities, take the risk – occupy the job NOW!