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The Most Powerful Women in Politics

4. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The current President of Liberia can certainly be considered a feminist role model for politicians all around the world. After completing her education at the University of Wisconsin and Harvard, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took on the responsibility of becoming Liberia’s Minister of Finance in the late 1970s. However, what truly catapulted into the sphere of politics most powerful women was her reception of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to her in 2011 for her non-violent struggle for women’s safety and rights.