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January 13, 2019
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Global female icons of 2018

From #Metoo and #TimesUp movement to women breaking the ceilings and winning big in politics, the year 2018, was a significantly eventful year in the field of women leadership and gender equality all across the world. While we witnessed the world without women for a day in Spain, we also celebrated the first world leader taking maternity leave and women winning leaderships in major organizations and businesses. As 2019 proceeds, we must not forget to acknowledge these powerful women icons […]
December 9, 2018

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer replaces Angela Merkel as head of the CDU

The German conservative party, the CDU, has found a new leader.  Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was elected president of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) on Friday, December 7, succeeding Angela Merkel. Faithful to her predecessor, she replaces the German Chancellor, who will leave the post after 18 years of reign. The former State Premier of Saarland, a small state in the south-west of the country received 517 of the 999 votes cast by the party’s delegates at a congress in Hamburg. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer […]
October 26, 2018
Sahle-Work Zewde

Sahle-Work Zewde, Ethiopia’s first female President

Ethiopian parliamentarians unanimously appointed a woman, Sahle-Work Zewde, President of the country, for the first time on October 25, 2018, after the resignation of the former President of Ethiopia, who until now had held this essentially honorary position. Mrs. Sahle-Work, born in Addis Ababa and a former student of the French-Ethiopian lycée Guébré-Mariam and studied in Montpellier, France, is currently the only female head of state in Africa. Prior to her, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the first elected president of […]
September 2, 2018
Michelle Bachelet HCHR UN

Michelle Bachelet, one of the most powerful women politicians in the world will lead human rights at UN

By Staff Writer The 193 Member States of the United Nations met on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the General Assembly to endorse the appointment of Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile from 2006 to 2010, and from 2014 to 2018, to the leadership of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Bachelet was nominated by Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General to succeed Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at the head of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the UN. […]
August 7, 2018
women negotiating table

Causes and effects of women on negotiation table in times of conflict

In 2018 we are still witnessing gender inequality when it comes to women in power. We see government have more male leaders than women and we see more males CEO’s compared to females. But how can this be? Women in power can often mean less conflict and more fair negotiation between multiple parties. According to an article in The Guardian, women have a positive and significant impact in times of conflict and assist to creating peace, as the probability of […]
August 2, 2018
Women shattering glass ceiling

Shattering the glass ceiling one-step at a time

As we acknowledge the achievements of women throughout the world, the number of countries that have had a female leader continues to expand, but the list is still relatively short. Since then, it has become more common and acceptable for women to be elected as the leaders of their nations. Today, there are 25 women currently serving. The list includes female presidents who are head of state and may also be head of government including Governors-General, as well as female […]
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