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Christine Lagarde's Advice To Women: Grit Your Teeth And Smile

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International Monetary Fund (IFM) chief Christine Lagarde reacts during a news conference at the IMF and World Bank's annual general assembly in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye) | AP

"Every day, you have to prove yourself and convince -- move forward and challenge yourself. And doubt all the time," says Christine Lagarde, recently named by Forbes as the 7th Most Powerful Woman In The World.

Appointed Managing Director of the IMF in 2011, the french-born Lagarde is not just one of the world's most influential leaders, but she's also an extraordinary role model for both established and ascending leaders alike.

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