Christine Lagarde: The IMF’s Queen

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Managing Director of the International Monetary Found (IMF), Christine Lagarde, speaks during a press conference at the Annual Assembly of the IMF and World Bank Group in Lima, Peru, 08 October 2015. Lagarde is in Peru to attend the Annual Assembly of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group

Christine Lagarde: The IMF’s Queen


A litany of "firsts"

Christine Lagarde has heard the words "the first woman to" more times than most in her life. She has been the first female head of an international law firm, first to become finance minister in a G8 country, and the first female director of the IMF. Lagarde attributes her impressive career to her time as a synchronized swimmer for the French National Team, describing how the grueling training taught her to "grit your teeth and smile," and how surviving international polit...


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