40 Over 40 – The World’s Most Inspiring Women

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Fasten your seatbelts – here it is: the first international edition of “40 over 40.” Our finalists come from 26 nations and six continents. They are entrepreneurs, managers, artists, researchers, scientists, speakers, activists, and politicians. Experts in IT & tech, finance, sustainability, leadership, psychology, pharmaceuticals, and digital transformationby Olivia Burney, Petra Harms, Rachel Johnson, Andrea Ketterer, Natascha Zeljko | 01 Mar, 2022

What a journey! A couple of months ago, we started this bold project together with our presenting partner Capgemini Invent. Our high-profile jury has curated a shortlist of finalists from over 100 names. Extraordinary women who have one thing in common: they change the world for the better. They fight for human rights and peace, for diversity and inclusion in all its facets, for climate and species protection and the conservation of the habitats of indigenous communities. They broaden our horizon and touch us with their unique art, their great books, and their music.slide 1 of 41

Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia

The Thought Leader

She was more realistic than many other government leaders on the question of how to get a grip on Putin to prevent a war. “You cannot negotiate with someone who points a gun at you.” How right she was! Kaja Kallas has been in office since January 2021 and is the first female prime minister of the Baltic country. Born into politics (her father Siim Kallas is the former Estonian prime minister), the mother of three originally wanted to pursue another path and became a lawyer. When you watch her today, how clearly and knowledgeably she argues, we’re lucky that she changed her mind. From 2014 to 2018, she was a member of the EU Parliament for the Reform Party. And even though she was not a newbie, she was chronically underestimated when she took office. A fate she shares with many other female politicians like Angela Merkel, who was disparagingly referred to as “Kohl’s girl.” In recent weeks, the world community has been able to witness what an accomplished politician Kaja Kallas is. She defies the Kremlin with excellent relations with her NATO and EU allies. She supports the Ukrainians with arms supplies, and – perhaps the best thing this small country of 1.3 million people has to offer – with digital excellence and IT champions in cybersecurity.

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