Professor Beatriz Manz follows the arc of Michelle Bachelet’s career.
Michelle Bachelet is a person who has had a rendezvous with history. In 2006, she became not only the first woman elected president of Chile but also the first woman in the Americas to gain that post without a link to a husband. Underscoring her penchant for breaking barriers, two years earlier she had been named the first woman defense minister in the hemisphere. While breaking the “glass ceiling” of reaching the presidency was historic, her lasting legacy is governing with unusual skill and distinction.