Bachelet: Being nice doesn't mean I'm weak
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100 Women: President Michelle Bachelet says 'being nice' doesn't mean she's weak

Chile's first female President, Michelle Bachelet, says she's been judged for being a "nice" leader but she says she's tough as well.

"In my case, because I don't insult people, I don't try to speak too tough, they think it's weakness. It's not," she says.

As part of the BBC's 100 Women season, Valeria Perasso met President Bachelet in Santiago.

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BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. In 2017, we're challenging them to tackle four of the biggest problems facing women today - the glass ceiling, female illiteracy, harassment in public spaces and sexism in sport.

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  • 09 Oct 2017