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Describe A Female Leader you would Like to Meet (SEPTEMBER to DECEMBER 2019)

Posted: September 12, 2019 at 9:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

A Female Leader you would Like to Meet

  • Who is she?
  • What does she do?
  • Why would you like to meet her?

It was earlier thought that leadership was a man’s domain But today, we can see many successful female leaders in business, politics and in many other fields. Here, I would like to talk about Nirmala Sitharaman, who is presently the finance minister of India. She is the former defence minister of India. I have always been awed by her personality.

I would like to meet her and get her autograph. It would be a dream come true for me if I get to meet her. Whenever I see her on TV, I am impressed by her confidence and way of talking. Not many women achieve so much and are known all over the world. She was born in Madurai. Her father worked in the railways and her mother was a homemaker.

She has done her Masters in Economics and MPhil from JNU Delhi. She joined the BJP in 2006. Before joining the BJP, she worked as a salesperson in a home décor store in London. She also worked briefly in the BBC, World Service. She has also served as a member of the National Commission for women. I read all this from an article in the newspaper. I am sure she is a role model for many.

achieve- प्राप्त करना

Awed: verb    past tense: awed; past participle: awed
  1. inspire with awe.
    “they were both awed by the vastness of the forest”
    synonyms: filled with wonder, wonderstruckawestruckamazed, filled with amazement, astonished, filled with astonishment, lost for words, open-mouthed

 

Top Female Leaders Around the World

On Sept. 15 Helle Thorning-Schmidt led her political alliance to victory in Denmark, paving the way for her to become the country’s first female Prime Minister. In honor of female politicians kicking through glass ceilings, TIME takes a look at 13 women who have made it to the top

Full List

  • Women in Charge

    • Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark
    • Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand
    • Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
    • Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina
    • Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil
    • Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia
    • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia
    • Sheik Hasina Wajed, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
    • Johanna Sigurdardottir, Prime Minister of Iceland
    • Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica
    • Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
    • Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Lithuania
    • Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

know these 15 world leaders and women in power!

It’s women first – from Nepal and Bangladesh to New Zealand and the Marshall Islands, women are leading change across the world.

More and more women are making a mark in politics. India has seen a woman President, a woman Prime Minister and women leading defence, and various states as well. But, we could definitely do with more women in power. As Indian elections are underway, we looked at some women world leaders who are the heads of various nations across the world.

Sheikh Hasina Wazed – Bangladesh

India’s neighbour Bangladesh has a female Prime Minister for a long time. Sheikh Hasina,  the 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh, is one of the longest-serving Prime Minister in the history of the country.

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Bidhya Devi Bhandari – Nepal

India’s other neighbour Nepal also has a female head. Bidhya Devi Bhandari, the current President of Nepal, is the first woman to hold this office. She is also the commander-in-chief of the Nepalese Army.

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Tsai Ing-wen – Republic of China

Tsai Ing-wen – Republic of China

Tsai Ing-wen is serving as the President of the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, since 2016. The 62-year-old is a legal scholar, and a lawyer, and was named by Forbes as one of the most influential women in 2019.

Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern – New Zealand

There are many firsts when it comes to Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern. She is the world’s youngest female head of government, taking office when she was 37-years-old.   The 40th and current Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović -Croatia

At 46, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović was the youngest person to assume the role of the President in 2015. She is the 4th and current President of Croatia.

Angela Dorothea Merkel – Germany

One of the most powerful women in the world, Angela Merkel has been serving as the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and is a familiar name and face for many across the world.

Ana Brnabić – Serbia

Ana Brnabić is the first woman Prime Minister of Serbia. She has been serving since 2017, and is the first openly gay person to hold office. In 2018, Forbes named her as one of the most powerful women in the world. Also, she is one of the five openly LGBTQIA+ heads of government in the world.

Theresa May – United Kingdom

Theresa Mary May is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2016. Because of the Brexit with the UK pulling out of the European Union, she has had a tough time.

Hilda Heine – Marshall Islands

Hilda Cathy Heine is the first woman to serve as the President of the Marshall Islands, an independent island in the Pacific. She is eighth President, and one of the three women currently serving the country’s legislature.

Dalia Grybauskaitė – Lithuania

Dalia Grybauskaitė is the fifth and current President of Lithuania. She took office in 2009, and is the first woman to do so. In 2014, she became the first President of Lithuania to be reelected for a second consecutive term. Often referred to as the Iron Lady or Steel Magnolia, she is fluent in multiple languages and has a black belt in karate.

Saara Kuugongelwa – Namibia

Saara Kuugongelwa is the first woman to serve as the Prime Minister of Namibia. She is also its fourth President, and in office since 2015. She also served as Minister of Finance, and  has been vocal about gender equality.

Erna Solberg – Norway

Erna Solberg has been serving as the Prime Minister of Norway since 2013 and Leader of the Conservative Party since May 2004. She has been dubbed as Norway’s Angela Merkel, and has a strong voice on women’s rights.

Sahle-Work Zewde – Ethiopia

Sahle-Work Zewde is the current President of Ethiopia. She is the first woman to hold the office, elected unanimously in 2018. She is fluent in multiple languages.

Zuzana Čaputová -Slovakia

Zuzana Čaputová will be the youngest president in the history of Slovakia at 45. The president-elect of Slovakia will take office in June this year. A lawyer, activist, and a politician, she is the first woman to hold the presidency in the country.


 

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