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How hardship fueled Lagarde's success
02:54 - Source: CNN

Editor’s Note: Leading Women connects you to extraordinary women of our time. This month we’re celebrating ‘“Money Women” with a special series looking at the women who control global finance. We start with an in-depth interview with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Foundation (IMF).

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In a line-up of the world’s financial heavyweights, Christine Lagarde commands attention. At almost