Access to quality education and the growth of democratic space has allowed women to rise to the influential leadership position. Currently, women leaders hold significant leadership positions in society and continue to inspire females to overcome existing societal barriers to achieve even higher. Women leaders continue to excel in politics, business, activism, and arts. Here are some of the notable and influential women in leadership.
Jacinda Ardern overcomes various challenges to become the New Zealand Prime Minister in 2017. Ardern becomes the youngest female head of state at the age of 37. Ardern’s policies on gun ownership and her response to the Covid-19 pandemic have demonstrated her good leadership skills and allowed her to receive worldwide accolades for dealing with situations effectively.
Kamala conquered the challenges of being of color and Asian origin to hold various positions. In 2010, she was the first Attorney General of California. Later, she was elected US senator. Currently, she serves as the US vice president. Kamala has demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and inspires women to strive to achieve their best.
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Wolfe bristled sexual harassment and discrimination challenges and moved out of Tinder to start her own company. She has managed to grow Bumble to generate billions in revenue. Bumble is a dating platform that allows women to make the first moves.
Frankel founded Skinny girl, which featured stylish women’s products. The woman also operates a Just B podcast where she discusses her take on various life perspectives. The show has gained popularity. Frankel has previously used the platform for philanthropic works.
Kathrin’s works in scientific research continue to inspire more women to pursue scientific research. She headed the Vaccine research and development at Pfizer that played a critical role in developing a vaccine using mRNA technology. Previously, she led the development of papillomavirus and pneumococcus vaccines.
Kav founded the We Will Stop Femicide Platform and has continuously advocated for stopping men’s violence towards women. As a medical doctor, she observed that Turkish women feared to speak about violence at home and started the foundation to help protect violence survivors and help them seek fair justice.
Women have established themselves as solid voices and change-makers by overcoming various challenges and leading successful organizations. These influential women have demonstrated leadership skills that will continuously inspire generations of women to rise against odds. The female leaders have also shown that they would even play better roles in transforming society given an equal platform.