DUBAI: British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has been named Women of the Year by Time Magazine.
The 44-year-old barrister, who is the wife of US actor and filmmaker George Clooney, was among 12 other female leaders in the publication’s list, including US poet Amanda Gorman, American actress Kerry Washington, US singer Kacey Musgraves, Afghan reporter Zahra Joya, and American athlete Allyson Felix.
Clooney, who has four-year-old twins with her husband, told Time about how she balanced her family and career.
She said: “Marriage has been wonderful. I have in my husband a partner who is incredibly inspirational and supportive, and we have a home filled with love and laughter. It is a joy beyond anything I could ever have imagined. I feel so lucky to have found a great love in my life, and to be a mother — this is how I get my balance.”
On her humanitarian work, she pointed out how she tried to turn the spotlight on what was important.
“If I am at a work function and reporting of it focuses on irrelevant issues, there’s not much I can do about that. Since I can’t control it, my approach is just not to dwell on it and just get on with my work and my life and hope that attitudes will catch up,” she added.
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