Vīķe-Freiberga among most powerful women

Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga is one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, according to the September issue of Forbes Magazine. Vīķe-Freiberga is ranked No. 70.

“On the surface,” according to the U.S.-based business magazine, “Vīķe-Freiberga appears to be an improbable choice to run this fledgling Latvian democracy.”

The segment on the Latvian president provides a short biography and notes that she has worked on improving Latvia’s economy as well as conditions for women and the nation’s Russian-speaking residents.

Topping the list of powerful women is Condoleezza Rice, the U.S. national security adviser to President George Bush.

The article was written by Elizabeth MacDonald and Chana R. Schoenberger.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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  1. As a 1st generation American whose Grandparents & Great Grandparents came from Estonia, I am very proud to hear that there are some very positive changes happening for the Baltic region from people such as the Latvian President. Other countries could only hope to have a leader such as Vīķe-Freiberga

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