THE FUTURE IS FEMALE: WOMEN WHO LEAD
Nurturing new life and caring for their families, women play a key role in society. Women are also proving to be influential and driven leaders. Female politicians are approaching these challenging times with strength, resilience and a desire to embrace and overcome the challenges the world is facing.
As the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, many female leaders are stepping up and implementing effective solutions to fight the disease.
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen made swift and decisive decisions to combat the coronavirus in the early stages of the pandemic. Taiwan was one of the first countries to impose a travel ban and prohibit mass gatherings of people to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. While borders remained closed, citizens were financially compensated to effectively stimulate the economy.
In March, when the country experienced a significant rise in coronavirus infections, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern enforced a strict country-wide lockdown. This ultimately resulted in the elimination of the virus in New Zealand.
With a background in science, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel spearheaded large-scale testing in the country to track the progression of Covid-19 in an effort to better understand the nature of the virus and ultimately work towards a vaccine.
Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of Denmark also acted early to impose restrictions. Denmark was one of the first European countries to introduce lockdown measures and successfully reduced the number of infections. Denmark was also one of the first European countries to gradually ease lockdown restrictions.
We all continue to face the coronavirus pandemic together. Women in powerful positions are leading the fight against this unprecedented global challenge while continuing to raise families and govern countries.
“A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes,” Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive and Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.