You could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself, there’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.

Angela Merkel is a german politician and has been the German Chancellor for the last 15 years. Known for steering her country out of a financial crisis and back into growth, Merkel was ranked by Forbes as the Number One Powerful Woman of 2019.

Nationality: German

Industry: Government

Q: Question on the rise of nationalism and racism

A: “[That’s] why we are for democracy, why we try to bring about solutions, why we always have to put ourselves in the other person’s shoes, why we stand up against intolerance, why we show no tolerance toward violations of human rights.”