Saturday, September 02, 2006

Grrl Power

Forbes has released their list of the World's Most Powerful Women. Angela Merkel, the spunky leader of Germany has topped the list this year. And who is #66? Greece's own Dora Bakoyannis, former mayor of Athens and current Greek Foreign Minister. She holds the honor of being Athens' first female mayor AND the first female appointed to a senior level cabinet position in Greece. Is she perfect? Of course not. But in the male-dominated world of Greece, she offers women a pittance of hope. And I suppose her well connected family background doesn't hurt either.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

zardoz says :

owning real estate ,in ,ten city blocks around the LOYVRE in
gay PARIS isnt bad either

her papa gave her plenty of
european real estate ,,
guess were he got it from .

cant demean her as a woman ,,
but she always had a push and a tug
in order to be no 66 .

anyways athens had a woman mayor before , i beleve it was when melina mercouris grandpa mercouris died in office his substitute was a woman.