My persuasion can build a nation…..
Who are we? but we run the world?
(Run the world||Beyonce)
Back to the reason I’m on here blogging…Angela Dorothea Merkel
It is edited by notable Forbes journalists including Moira Forbes, and based on visibility and economic impact. Leading the table seven times in the last eight years, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany is understood to be the world’s most powerful woman.
This powerful woman is everything to adore. I mean where do we begin people?
Born 17 July 1954, a German politician and former research scientist who has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and the Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000. She is the first woman to hold either office (BOSS!!!).
Having earned a doctorate as a physical chemist, Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, briefly serving as a deputy spokesperson for the first democratically elected East German Government in 1990. Following German reunification in 1990, she was elected to the Bundestag for Stralsund-Nordvorpommern-Rügen in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a seat she has held ever since. She was later appointed as the Minister for Women and Youth in 1991 under Chancellor Helmut Kohl, later becoming the Minister for the Environment in 1994. After Kohl was defeated in 1998, she was elected Secretary-General of the CDU before becoming the party’s first female leader two years later in the aftermath of a donations scandal that toppled Wolfgang Schäuble.
In 1977, Angela Kasner married physics student Ulrich Merkel and took his surname. The marriage ended in divorce in 1982. Her second and current husband is quantum chemist and professor Joachim Sauer, who has largely remained out of the media spotlight. They first met in 1981, became a couple later and married privately on 30 December 1998. She has no children, but Sauer has two adult sons from a previous marriage. She is a fervent football fan and has been known to listen to games while in the Bundestag and to attend games of the national team in her official capacity.
The following are the National Honours she has recieved;
Germany: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Special Class
Israel: Recipient of the President’s Medal
Italy: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
Norway: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit
Peru: Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun of Peru
Portugal: Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry
Saudi Arabia: Knight Grand Officer of the Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud
United States: Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Here also are the Honorary degrees:
In 2007, Merkel was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She was also awarded the honorary doctorate from Leipzig University in June 2008.
University of Technology in Wrocław (Poland) in September 2008 and Babeş-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca, Romania on 12 October 2010 for her historical contribution to the European unification and for her global role in renewing international cooperation.
On 23 May 2013, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Radboud University Nijmegen.
In November 2013, she was awarded the Honorary Doctorate (Honoris Causa) title by the University of Szeged.
In November 2014 she was awarded the title Doctor Honoris Causa by Comenius University in Bratislava.
In September 2015 she was awarded the title Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Bern.
Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People ranked Merkel as the world’s second most powerful person in 2012, the highest ranking achieved by a woman since the list began in 2009; she was ranked fifth in 2013 and 2014.
On 21 September 2010, the Leo Baeck Institute, a research institution in New York City devoted to the history of German-speaking Jewry, awarded Angela Merkel the Leo Baeck Medal. The medal was presented by former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and current Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, W. Michael Blumenthal, who cited Merkel’s support of Jewish cultural life and the integration of minorities in Germany.
………………….And many others people…….
Im actually not trying to be a feminist here, neither am I posting a feminist article, but this woman should be adored by many. Many atimes, the world percieves women as weak objects, extremely emotional objects who can not handle their emotions, sluts and so many other derogatory terms.
But honestly, on listening to Beyonce’s “Run the world”, i figured we’re stronger than we place ourselves or seem to be or appear.
This woman is enough inspiration for a step-up-the-game-girls business.
Dont even let me get onto Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations, Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England or the females might actually get over-inspired and take over the world.
WHO ARE WE BUT WE RUN THE WORLD………………..
You’ll do anything for us!