Christine Lagarde, the former French Finance Minister took up her post at the IMF in Washington, on July 5. She becomes the first-ever woman to lead the venerable Washington-based institution, since it was created in 1944.
It is a milestone. It is historic, indeed, and ought to be celebrated. One of the last bastions of powerful male clubs in the world of global finance––the international financial institutions or IFIs, as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are known––might have been toppled.
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