Portfolio: Women’s rights and government spokeswoman.
Age: 34, the mother of three-year-old twins.
Backstory: Born in Morocco, Vallaud-Belkacem is second in a family of seven children. In 1982, she rejoined her father, a building worker, in the suburbs of Amiens in the north of France, where she grew up.
Piled on her desk: A new law against sexual harassment.
Style: Tailored suits from high-street brands and sometimes an old-school, preppy-ish look with collars over the sweater.