Dilma Rousseff Brazil’s President was featured on the cover of “Forbes” that brings the annual ranking of the most powerful women in the world. For the second consecutive year, Rousseff appears as third in these list. The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, took first for the second straight time. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is the second name on the list, a repeat of the top three of 2011.
Rounding out the top five places Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and wife of Bill Gates, and Jill Abramson, executive editor of the “New York Times”. Two other Brazilian appear in the list, the president of Petrobras, Graça Foster, in 20th position, and model Gisele Bundchen, at the 82nd position.
The interview for the President and publisher of Forbes Woman, Moira Forbes, was granted exclusively by Dilma Rousseff on the morning of August 3, at his office at the Presidential Palace in Brasilia, Brazil’s capital. The meeting was not included in the official schedule of the president. Instead, merely indicated a meeting with the minister of Social Communication, Helena Chagas.
The report lists some achievements of Brazil, speaks about the past militant of Rousseff during the Military Dictatorship and ends with the country’s challenges.
According to the Forbes, “Brazil has become one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world, with one in four employed adults in some way” and believes the unemployment rate of 5.8%, as “jealous”. The publication ends with businessman Eike Batista, the seventh richest man in the world, saying that Dilma is “brave enough to take Brazil to the front.”