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Dreifuss, Ruth

Legacy: “How has your Jewish origin impacted your life as the first woman President of Switzerland?” Ruth Dreifuss: “This was my big chance to survive but born something like five kilometers from the German border, with that big shadow of the extermination by the Nazis the time of the big slaughter ….

Mary Robinson

Legacy: “What motivates you?” Mary Robinson: “Well I know where I got a huge boost. And it was when my two grand children arrived. I think particularly the first, a little boy, nearly three years ago. I suddenly had this incredible adrenalin. The world is so unfair. And my little grand son….

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Legacy:”After your experience with Apartheid, how does it feel to be leading South Africa as the highest ranking female in the country’s history?” Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka:” It’s not so much that about what I went through, it’s what the country missed out. Because as a result of Apartheid more than 70%…

Irvin, Monte

Monte Irvin:”And while we’re talking about famous people, I think I would be remiss if I did not tell you about the time I met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Not only great orator, you know a great speaker, but he seemed to be kind of perfect in all ways. He – His timing, the words….

Gerard Fatio

Legacy: “Please talk about your grandfather, Guillaume Fatio.” Gérard Fatio: “He was asked by the government to organize the coming of the League of Nations in Geneva. The League of Nations is what was before the United Nations.  It was the idea of President Wilson. After World War I,….

Hans Erni

The idea of “Panta rae” is kind of axiom in my whole life. Because I think if I speak with you and you give me an idea also, so can I refuse it, but I can accept it. And in every case, it is a change of my life. Because everything I speak to you, I paint, I eat, changes my life. So, there’s nothing….

Liv Ragnheim Arnesen

Liv Arnesen

led the first unsupported women’s crossing of the Greenland Ice Cap in 1992

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