Elvira Sakhipzadovna Nabiullina is a respected economist who has achieved success in a male dominated role. She is the governor of Central Bank of the Russian Federation and the first woman to ever hold a Group of 8 monetary authority. Even as a young girl, she had a passion for numbers which enabled her to excel in mathematics. Her love for maths was the fuel she needed to pursue a Ph.D. in economics. The extensive knowledge in finance together with leadership skills opened major career doors where this Russian-born economist continues to bring economic reforms in her country. As of 2016, Forbes ranks her as the 56th most powerful woman in the world. From a humble career start to becoming one of the most influential economists in the world, Elvira Nabiulina is a success story that continues to inspire girls and women across the world.