Meet the Mayors of the World’s Women

Anna Olivier, Montevideo, Uruguay

“I would certainly have faced gender discrimination during my campaign. In the focal group for qualitative research, many felt that I could not work with unions. There was always a problem that I did not have enough authority. Once, a journalist asked, “Do you really think that Montevideo is ready for a mayor’s wife?” When I came to work, a women’s rights group in Montevideo called the Communauthorus gave me the wooden key. When Durham ended up, they gave the same key to the steel race. Was a symbolic move. “