40 Unstoppable Women Who Are Changing the World

20. Christine Lagarde

“To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve – and to do that with a purpose.”

Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde is one of the world’s most powerful women.

A former lawyer and politician, Lagarde have earned the respect of international peers, establishing herself as an intellectual authority and thought leader.