|Former Chilean President|
Who is Michelle Bachelet? She is the former President of Chile and now the head of the new United Nations Women's Rights body. She was the first female president of Chile and the first popularly elected South American president whose political career was independent of her husband. She is also a former pediatrician
Ms. Bachelet's is now focused on increasing female peacemakers and to end violence against women. She is in an organization whose processes are usually grid-locked by red tape. The body she is heading takes over from four existing, underfunded and relatively powerless institutions devoted to women's rights. Most observers feel Michelle is the best person for the job. She has the tools to cajole and bully her way through UN diplomacy (aka red tape).
This former president is one of the very few who is smiling or laughing in almost all the images out there of her. Her smile makes one feel relaxed in her presence. I am looking forward to the amazing work this new body will be doing under her leadership. I hope she is able to break the pathetic mentality within the UN as it pertains to women.
Michelle Bachelet - Video