Croatian president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has been an international hit, especially after the World Cup, where she presented herself as ‘’one of the people’’. She cheered for the team, danced and celebrated with them after the games and hugged each and every one of the players after the finals (including the French team – and president too). Many foreign media wrote articles about her, analyzing her behavior and most of the reactions were quite positive.
With her growing popularity, there is no surprise that she made it on the prestigious list by Forbes: The 100 Most Powerful Women. She’s been placed in the top 50, or more precisely – on the 47th place, above celebrities such as Anna Wintour and Beyoncé Knowles.
When describing Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, Forbes writes:
• She is the youngest president ever of Croatia as well as the first woman elected to the office.
• During the World Cup, she used her country's second-place finish as an opportunity to foster relations, particularly with Russian president Putin.
• This year she's had to address allegations that the Croatian government is becoming increasingly tolerant of far-right ultranationalists.
• Grabar-Kitarovic previously served as a foreign minister, U.S. ambassador and assistant secretary-general of NATO.
Top most powerful women, according to Forbes, are Angela Merkel, Theresa May and Christine Lagarde. You can see the full list here.