(CMR) Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley has been named among Time Magazine's 100 most influential people for 2022.
Time Magazine describes Mottley as a brilliant politician who knows how to shake things up and one who is bold, fearless, and possesses great intellect and wit.
According to Time Magazine's Mottley has always cared deeply about critical issues impacting the world.
“From poverty to debt to climate change, she is a vocal advocate on the world stage for responsible stewardship of our planet, so that nations large and small and people rich and poor can survive and thrive together,” Time Magazine writer Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala stated.
According to Okonjo-Iweala, Mottley is highly respected for her stance at COP26 in Glasgow late last year, where she chided the world’s leaders for not working more diligently to limit the potential catastrophic impacts of climate change, telling them to try harder.
While chair of the World Bank and -the International Monetary Fund’s Development Committee, she reminded the world’s finance gurus that a country’s per capita income may not always be the best measure of its wealth.
Mia Mottley was also described as an icon of Barbados, having won re-election by a landslide.
“The Prime Minister strides boldly on the world stage. She is an embodiment of our conscience, reminding us all to treat our planet, and therefore one another, with love, dignity, and care.” Okonjo-Iweala wrote.