Pristine, incandescent, bucolic, all words that come to mind when you think of the beautiful Republic of Chile. Nestled between the Andes Mountains to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west, the small South American country is set up to be a natural wonder thanks to it’s geography. From the marbled caves set along General Carrera Lake, to the ancient, looming ruins on Easter Island, this gorgeous place filled with culture and preserved nature is a gem. What’s this have to do with Women’s History Month you ask? Well on this day (March 10) in 2006, the first female president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet was inaugurated.
Michelle Bachelet served Chile from 2006 to 2010, after which she was promptly scooped up by the United Nations to serve as the first executive director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The people of Chile couldn’t get enough of this super woman who is a physician, speaks five languages, and is a staunch advocate for women’s equality. In December 2013, Bachelet was re-elected president of Chile with a 62% majority.
In honor of her accomplishment, and contribution to the greatness of women, check out images from her gorgeous country above.