40 Unstoppable Women Who Are Changing the World

8. Angela Merkel

“When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.”

The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel remains one of the foremost figureheads in global politics. An expert in a range of fields, Merkel is often described as the ‘most powerful woman in the world’.

The longest-serving leader in the European Union and one of the most inspirational female speakers in the world, Merkel’s influence is indisputable.