每年的3月8日是国际妇女节(International Women’s Day)。这个节日最初是为了向妇女们表示尊重，欣赏和爱戴，同时也是为了表彰他们在经济，政界和社会上做出的卓越贡献而设立的。所以今天的双语阅读里，我们将向您介绍几位世界上出色的女性领袖 —— 快来给宝贝介绍一下吧！
希拉里·克林顿 Hillary Clinton
If you pay attention to US political field, the name of Clinton will not be strange to you. Hillary Clinton is the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, and she is now running for 2016 president election. She is one of the world’s 100 most powerful women by Forbes. Actually Hillary was the first First Lady to hold a postgraduate degree. And what’s more, Hillary was among only 27 women in a class of 235 when she studied the postgraduate degree at Yale Law School.
安吉拉· 默克尔 Angela Merkel
安吉拉·默克尔是德国的政治家和前研究科学家。2005年至今，她一直出任德国总理(the Chancellor of Germany)一职。虽然她是目前世界上最有权势的女性之一，她同样也是一位好太太。据报道，她是一位非常好的厨师，尤其擅长制作李子派(plum cake)。她曾经向媒体透露，她每天都会为丈夫做早餐。所以谁说女性不能兼顾事业和家庭？
Angela Merkel is a German politician and former research scientist who have been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and the Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000. Though she is the most powerful woman in the world by now, she is also a good wife. She is reportedly a very good cook, especially good at making plum cake. She once told the media that she makes breakfast for her husband every morning. So who says a woman cannot be successful both at work and at home?
伊丽莎白二世女王Queen Elizabeth II
伊丽莎白二世自1952继承王位以来，一直是英国，加拿大，澳大利亚和新西兰的女王，同时也是英联邦的元首(Head of the Commonwealth)。虽然在她在位期间有12个国家从联邦独立，但她仍是其名义上的元首。接下来说说女王的两个趣事。女王是第一个举办过两次奥运会的国家领袖(the first head of state to open two Olympic Games in two different countries)。猜猜看她在位期间一共养过多少只柯基犬(corgi)。超过30只！真是柯基的真爱粉。
Elizabeth II is, and has been, (since her accession in 1952), Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth. She is also Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession. Here are the two fun facts about The Queen. First, she is the first head of state to open two Olympic Games in two different countries. And guess how many corgis she has owned during her reign. The number is more than 30. What a corgi lover.
艾玛· 华生 Emma Watson
如果你是哈利· 波特电影粉的话，你一定知道上面这个名字。艾玛是一位英国演员，模特和人权主义者。艾玛因出演哈利波特中赫敏一角而突然蹿红。然而除了她的演艺生涯，她还是布朗大学(Brown University)文学学士的毕业生。在她毕业的2014年，她还被任命为联合国妇女亲善大使(UN Women Goodwill Ambassador)，并且帮助发起了一项女权运动HeForShe，呼吁男性关注性别平等。
If you love Harry Potter film series, you absolutely know the name above. Emma Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Watson rose to prominence as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. What’s more, she graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 2014. That same year, she was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and helped launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate gender equality.
奥普拉· 温弗里Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. Except for her successful TV career, Oprah’s philanthropy work is also well known. She has provided more than 400 students with scholarships. Oprah’s Angel Network raised US$ 80 million for national and international non-profit organizations.
雪莉· 桑德伯格Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg is an American technology executive, activist, and author. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. In June 2012, she was elected to the board of directors by the existing board members, becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board. Before she joined Facebook, she was a member of Google Inc. in 2001. Despite these facts, she also defines herself as a feminist, who launched a campaign to “ban” the word “bossy” when talking about girls and women.
Lucy Peng is a Chinese businessperson. She is one of the founders of the Chinese e-commerce business cluster Alibaba Group. From January 2010 to February 2013, she was the CEO of Alipay. In March 2013, she was appointed CEO of the new Alibaba Small and Micro Financial Services Group. She served as Chief People Officer, the chief human resources officer for Alibaba Group for over 10 years. As of 2015, she is listed as the 33rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.