(Huffington Post) It’s always important to have role models. And for the young Latinas of the world, Forbes gave them about a dozen to choose from. That’s right, this year’s “Most Powerful Women” list has arrived and it has a very strong Hispanic presence.
Coming in on top was Dilma Rousseff. The 65-year-old Brazilian President earned a #2 slot on the list, right behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Dilma was credited for pulling her country out of an economic slump and inspiring entrepreneurship among her citizens. And we imagine her “Power” will only increase after Brazil hosts the World Cup and Olympic Games.
The next highest–ranking Latina also hails from Brazil. #18 Maria das Gracas Silva Foster is a highly educated chemical engineer and changing the way her country handles oil exports. She also helped her Petrobas company earn a cool $144 billion last year.