If confirmed by the Senate, President-elect Biden’s nominee Janet Yellen will make history as the first female Treasury Secretary. That couldn’t come at a more opportune time, according to Josh Lipsky and Julia Friedlander. But Yellen faces an uphill battle at home and abroad as a sustained economic crisis looms large. Josh points out that Yellen’s experience as chairman of the Federal Reserve and a labor economist will be crucial as she works to rebuild the COVID-era economy in the coming years and months. But what will she encounter on the global stage at the G7 and G20 meetings? And what challenges await her on the domestic front? Julia weighs in.

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