WOMEN
07/28/2013 09:20 am ET Updated Sep 27, 2013

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

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"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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