Women played some significant roles this past year, from making peace to crafting economic policy in the midst of a crisis. Here are seven who shaped 2011:
Europe's leaders may be revisiting austerity policies in the face of slow economic growth and weak public support. Will that lead to concrete changes?
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s refusal to accurately report Argentina's soaring inflation rate has led to a strike by teachers in 17 provinces – granting more than 5 million children a few extra days of summer vacation.
Working French women, backed by generous government policies, enjoy a reputation for 'having it all.' But that may not mean what Americans might think.
The hard decisions in the fiscal cliff negotiations between the GOP and Democrats would be easier if lawmakers could point to other nations that have seen the benefits of fiscal discipline in lifting an economy.