This month, CNN’s ‘Leading Women’ has unique access to one of the world’s most powerful women, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

Lagarde talks to CNN’s Gabriela Frias about how women can lead an organization through a crisis; using her role on the world stage to change the global workforce; why she ­doesn’t want to be President of France and how she is coping with the ongoing political fraud case.

A woman of many firsts, Lagarde was the first woman to chair the global law firm Baker and McKenzie, the first female finance minister of France and the first woman to lead the IMF. Forbes placed Lagarde in 5th position in its 2014 list of the most powerful women in the world.

Lagarde tells ‘Leading Women’ about the significance of being the first female leader of the IMF: “That's the reason why I think I want to do a good job, because I don't want to let my female colleagues around the globe down. I don't want them to turn around to me and say, you know, ‘why did you make a mess out of it?’ So I feel an added burden and an added responsibility as a result of that.”

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