She grew up in East Germany and is a natural scientist--that means she was exposed to less pressure for so-called 'female' behavior than we western women were. My advice: Stay true to herself. Stay authentic! Everything else would seem false.
Sixty years after Hitler and 87 years after gaining the right for women to vote, the people may have elected her (Merkel), but the majority of the powerful are still far removed from conceding the highest office to a woman.