Hillary Clinton, President of the USA. Segolene Royal, President of France. Belinda Stronach, Prime Minister of Canada. This could be a reality in a few years. And these women will join Angela Merkel (Germany), Tarja Halonen (Finland), Mary McAleese (Ireland), Gloria Arroyo (the Philippines) and others as women Heads of State.
Closer home, Sonia Gandhi is running the Government of India. Benazir Bhutto could usurp power in Pakistan. Begum Khaleda Zia or Sheikh Hasina could come back to power in Bangladesh; Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar; Chandrika Kumaratunga in Sri Lanka.
The next decade could well be dominated by women leaders. Interestingly (and not very surprisingly) most of these women represent parties which are ideologically left of center. Except maybe for Merkel, whose party is conservative.
Of the large and growing economies, only China doesn’t seem like accepting a woman in the top role — the last male bastion?
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