This year Forbes has published a list of the top 100 most powerful women in the world, and amongst the first five, three women are politicians. Listed are also eight heads of states and some new entries, and the amazing news is that the political women from last year have actually gained on the rankings.
This trend of feminine presence in politics is slowly but surely growing, as Hillary Clinton stated, There cannot be true democracy unless womens voices are heard. Nowadays women are at the lead or running for many offices in the world, and are asking for female representation to be more substantial in politics.
Women are sitting at the highest positions in the world, as number one most powerful woman is the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is at the head of the GDP of Germany, the fifth biggest economy and largest nation in the world. Merkel has been in office since 2005, and is now at the head of stabilizing the E.U. debt and is responsible for keeping the euro members unified.
The next on the list is Hillary Clinton, the world ambassador of the largest single economy of the world and this woman has worked a great deal on the advancement of the interest and policies overseas, as well as making womens issue a centre point of interest in world rights. She has no doubt started to pave the way to all those women that will be coming up after her.
In third place is one of the most powerful women in the world, Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, the eighth largest economy in the world. This woman has moved rapidly up the scale climbing from number 95 in 2010 and now to third position this year.
Last year she was headstrong on the runoff election that was held last year in October, which finally was decided in her favor, thus making her as the first female head of Brazil ever to be elected.
Other female leaders in the world that have contributed to the womens presence as a major turning point in world politics are Cristina Fernandez, president of Argentina, Sonia Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress Party, Julia Gillard, prime minister of Australia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister of Thailand and Laura Chinchilla, president of Costa Rica.
All the above mentioned women have proved that female leaders in politics as well as other domains can be reliable, competent and strong as heads of government and state departments. Women in the world are now starting to have more power and are able to exercise their womens rights that years ago were only dreams.