There are a few women in positions of power but those few have been selfless, have created movements, and have tremendously impacted History.
These women have had different stories and have impacted society differently but they all created movements, have faced adversity, and broken the traditional rules of a male-dominated society.
Indeed, these women were not afraid of thinking or acting differently, being catalysts for change, bringing distinct perspectives and leadership styles to the table.
They have proven, more than necessary, that leadership has nothing to do with gender.
Wondering who are these women and how have they impacted History?
In no particular order of importance, you will find below a short profile of 5 remarkable women, promoting change around the world.
1. Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is a Princeton graduate, lawyer and writer of Becoming.
Michelle Obama is also the wife of the 44th President Of The United States Barack Obama. She is the first Black First Lady Of The United States.
Throughout the presidency of the 44th President, Michelle Obama wrote and gave several heartfelt speeches. She initiated several campaigns against Youth obesity with the Let’s Move! Movement in 2010 and acted for the Red Cross in Haiti in 2010.
Her latest speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention revolutionized the role of the First Ladies in the White House and have demonstrated her level of influence.
2. Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza & Opal Tometi
Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza & Opal Tometi were all involved in social works when they came together to create the Black Lives Matter Movement.
After the unwarranted death of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza & Opal Tometi wanted to give people the tools to fight for human rights, black rights and to generate change.
The Black Lives Matter Movement campaigns against systemic racism, injustice and violence inflicted on Black People. This movement also militates against police brutality, against the lack of empathy and accountability of the American oppressive system.
3. Tanaka Burke
Tarana Burke is an activist and founder of Just Be Inc., focusing on the health and well-being of young women of color.
Tanaka Burke created the nonprofit organization Just Be Inc. to help women to speak up and stand up for themselves. From there, she started the Me Too Movement to help women victims of sexual harassment and assault.
The phrase Me Too took on a broader meaning after the H. Weinstein cases in Hollywood.
With the phrase Me Too, women around the world have been able to share their stories and tell others that they are not alone.
4. Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany and Forbes 2020 most powerful woman in the world.
Throughout her political career, Angela Merkel has adopted an analytical, quiet and confident leadership style.
Angela Merkel has commanded respect for several years for her ability to run a healthy economy and to render Germany competitive.
5. Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher, also known as the Iron Lady, is Britain’s first Prime Minister.
Margaret Thatcher served her country from 1979 to 1990 and introduced the United Kingdom to her conservative politics.
Her strong opinions generated both hate and admiration among her peers.Click To Tweet
Last Words Of Advice!
Despite efforts to maintain the status quo and biases keeping women and minorities out of certain spheres of influence, women are rapidly climbing the leadership ladder.
Hope that I’ve helped you get it together on your way to leadership!
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