Angela Merkel, one of the most powerful women in the world, is leaving office.
From Russian President Vladimir Putin to US President Donald Trump, Germany’s first female chancellor has taken on the alpha males of world politics. How did she make it all the way to the top in a male-dominated world? What has she achieved for women? And why did it take her so long to call herself a feminist?
0:00 A woman of power among male world leaders: How Angela Merkel had learned to combat mansplaining and sexism
07:41 Back to Merkel’s roots in Templin: Where did her motivation and strength come from?
11:02 The fall of the Berlin Wall – a turning point in Merkel’s life. A physicist enters the world of politics
12:25 Why did Angela Merkel shy away from the term “feminism” for a long time?
16:28 Combating prejudices against working mothers with a new family policies
19:03 Why are women in the Bundestag still underrepresented
20:54 Despite Merkel being a role model, women are still underrepresented in leadership positions in Germany
21:32 What has Merkel done differently from her male predecessors?
23:04 What did Merkel fail to achieve for women?
23:59 Merkel declared herself a feminist. Finally!
24:22 Conclusion: What is Merkel’s greatest legacy for women?
With UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet (Chile’s former president) , US former president George W. Buch, Indonesia’s finance minister Sri Mulyani, European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Liberia’s former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Merkel’s former Russian teacher Erika Benn, Merkel biografer Jaqueline Boysen.
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