Queen Beyonce validated how women run the world over a decade ago with her global chartbuster ‘Run the world’, but International Women’s Day is just another occasion for us to celebrate the energy and limitless impact that women bring to every realm of life. Kickstarting the Women’s Day month, let’s quickly salute some of the bosswomen that literally run the world with their stellar work and impact!
New Zealand’s youngest prime minister(at age 37), Jacinda Ardern is the powerhouse credited to defeat Covid-19 in New Zealand. That’s not all, she remained unshaken during a 5.9 scale earthquake during a public interview in Wellington and contrary to global stereotypes, seamlessly balanced her pregnancy and work as New Zealand’s prime minister. You go, girl!
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That will inspire an entire lifeline
You are the key to the clouds
That block the moon
As long as you believe in you
– Believe in You by Raja Kumari(2016)
“We Don’t Need No Gun, Where Is My Sandal.” Raja Kumari surely is the modern-day female role model we all need!. No one can light up the hip hop music scene rapping with an Indian twist the way Kumari can! Her music has reached across countries and her performances are known for their infectious energy levels! In 2019, she became the first Indian-American to host the pre-show at the AMAs(American Music Awards). We couldn’t be prouder, could we?We are the body of light
Fearless is the word that comes to our minds when we say ‘Malala’! At the age of 17, Malala became the youngest receiver of the Nobel Peace Prize after being fired with three gunshots by the Taliban. She stood tall and embarked on a revolutionary journey as a global activist for female education! Even bullets couldn’t beat her spirit!
While we chase western traditions and modernity, Sudha Murthy is a living example of how far humility and hardwork can take us. Apart from being India’s first female engineer, she is globally acknowledged for her philanthropy, writing and entrepreneurial impact!
India’s fastest sprinter, Dutee Chand has broken records and gender stereotypes like a boss! In 2019, Chand became the first Indian to win a gold for India in the 100-metres race at a global tournament. The Arjuna Awardee is also a proud representative of the LGBTQ+ community and this Women’s Day, she acts as a perfect reminder of staying true to one’s identity regardless of society’s judgements and criticism.
“I never want to get a job because I’m female. I want to get it because I earned it and I deserve it. Whether my hair is going to be blue or purple, people should be judged on how well they do the job and deliver results and whether they do it the right way.”
The first female CEO of a major automaker, Barra has broken the glass ceiling in the male-dominated industry as the Chief Executive Officer of General Motors. With a net worth of $60 million, she is a strong supporter of gender equality and in her leadership, GM is one of the world’s only two businesses that have recorded no gender gaps!
We don’t need a particular day for women to be reminded of the purpose and impact that every woman brings with her. Nonetheless, let’s all take a moment out of our busy schedules to acknowledge and appreciate the value addition women relentlessly radiate every day of the year. Share this with the woman you were reminded of while reading this blog or simply someone who adds meaning to your life! Keep following Leverage Edu for more such empowering content!