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  1. Christine Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde Diversifies the IMF

    Since taking the reins in 2011, the IMF’s first female managing director has faced an array of problems, from the Greek debt crisis to Europe’s ongoing influx of refugees. Having stepped in for the disgraced Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the 59-year-old French attorney tackles issues head on, warning the Federal Reserve to be cautious about interest rate hikes and demanding austerity measures from hard-hit economies. But she also champions gender equality and efforts to thwart climate change — politically savvy moves that could serve her well if she opts to run for president in France.

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