This year has witnessed more women helming important political positions across the globe. As trailblazers these leaders are doing well in balancing a firm yet empathetic mindset towards people and have become harbingers of growth and development. From implementing prudent measures to tackling the coronavirus crisis and breaking the shackles of patriarchy, these women leaders have had their fair share of hardships. Yet their perseverance makes them top notch leaders.
CNBC-TV18.com has handpicked five women leaders who have changed the political game this year; let’s take a look…
Jacinda Ardern | What makes her so popular in New Zealand?
Jacinda Ardern recently won majority in the national elections in New Zealand, marking the biggest victory for the Labour Party in over five decades. Her growing popularity among the Kiwis is no surprise.
The 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand showed the world how to effectively contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus. In August this year, New Zealand became the first developed country in the world to reach more than 100 days without recording a single locally transmitted COVID-19 case.
A year ago, she received an overwhelming response globally due to her smart handling of the Christchurch Mosque shooting. PM Ardern did not let hatred and impulsive emotions get to her. She even refused to mention the terrorist’s name and religion.
Ardern regularly interacts with the people of her country and is popular for conducting brief Facebook Live meetings and televised briefings to answer queries raised by citizens.
Kamala Harris | Why voters are American citizens rooting for the us US vice presidential candidate?
California Senator Kamala Harris seems to be an apt choice as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. Harris is the first woman of colour on a major party’s ticket. If elected, she will make history by becoming the first woman and first woman of colour to serve as vice president.