Monday, October 31, 2011

Michelle Bachelet

Today's awesome woman of the day is Michelle Bachelet, who was tortured by the goat-blower Pinochet but eventually became president of Chile. Presidents cannot serve two consecutive terms in Chile, but she left office with an 82% approval rating and has not ruled out running again in 2013. She is now the head of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. She rocks.
Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈtʃel βatʃeˈlet]; born September 29, 1951) is a Social Democrat politician who was President of Chile from 11 March 2006 to 11 March 2010. She was the first woman president of her country. In September 2010 Bachelet was appointed as the hea...