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 What it takes

 Commitment and passion
 Listening and consensus
 Juggling and balancing
 Seize the moment
 Getting more women in
   power: what it will take

 Advice from women
   in world politics

 Useful links

Many of the women have demonstrated similar skills and personal qualities which have helped them in their careers.

Laura Liswood, Secretary General of the Council of Women World leaders and Haleh Afshar, Professor of Politics and Women's Studies at York University summarise the most important qualities needed to succeed on the world stage.