Hint: With a doctorate from MIT, the consulting executive was the first female partner in the firm's increasingly important Middle East office. She's also a pioneer in education, heading up the company's worldwide education practice and helping several countries apply the industry's best advice to their school systems. She offered these objectives in a Newsweek article last year: better teacher training, longer school days, earlier preschool. Those simple insights could mean big changes for kids worldwide.

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