women’s leadership

January 9, 2020
Sanna Marin

Finland’s youngest female Social Democrat, Sanna Marin becomes Prime Minister

Finland has risen the bar for establishing gender equality and smashing gender stereotype to a whole new level by electing the country’s and the world’s youngest female Prime Minister in December 2019. Prime Minister Sanna Marin is a Finnish politician, a social democrat who has been a member of Parliament of Finland since 2015 and had served as Minister of Transport and Communications from June to December 2019. Following the retirement of her predecessor Antti Rinne, Marin at the age […]
February 15, 2019
Jeanne-dArc

Revisited inspiration: Story of Joan of Arc

Revisited inspiration: Story of Joan of Arc History has often placed women at a subordinated level than men; however, there are many women figures who have dared to rise from their ascribed level and inspired millions until date. For this week’s dose of inspiration, we would like to share the historically miraculous story of France’s loved saint, Joan of Arc (Jeane d’Arc) who, through her ‘visions’ of three saints led France to victory during the hundred days of war. Her […]
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 […]
July 24, 2018

Margaret Hamilton, the woman who landed Man on the Moon

It is thanks to a woman that Man was able to walk on the Moon. Long unknown, Margaret Hamilton was the source leading to the success of the Apollo 11 mission, but also to the development of computer software. Without her, Neil Amstrong and Buzz Aldrin probably would not have walked on the moon. Her name remained unknown for a long time; however, the United States government rewarded Margaret Hamilton for her services 47 years later. By helping to develop […]
March 21, 2018
WNC Board Meeting

WNC Board Meeting: Commemorating International Women’s Day

On February 17th, 2018, dozens of dedicated members of our growing international network convened in Paris, France, to discuss areas of strategic focus for the year ahead. The session opened with an address by WNC’s distinguished Vice-President, Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Director of the Centre for Social Research in Delhi and Chairperson of Women Power Connect, a national level organization of women’s groups in India. Before opening the floor to the exchange of ideas on pressing social, economic and political issues, […]
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