Women are responsible for many great things in this world. They have so many qualities that work to make the world a better place and are inspiring to everyone regardless of gender. Women have dealt with much adversity in the past and are continuing to do so. The odds are almost always against them, yet time and time again, they prove that nothing can stand in their way. Below we will take a look at some of the most inspirational women leaders from the last 100 years in history, as featured in an article on Global Citizen.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a US Supreme Court Justice who has just recently passed away. She dealt with many different experiences of sexism and misogyny, but it did not stop her from becoming one of the country’s most powerful and influential women. Throughout her career in the Supreme Court, she advocated incessantly for gender equality within the United States. Her work has inspired many women everywhere to continue the fight, and she has been responsible for passing various laws aimed at increasing gender equality. Some of the best rules Ruth Bader Ginsburg was involved in championing gender equality include: employers being unable to discriminate against employees’ gender or reproductive choices, state-funded schools being required to admit women, and women having the right to equal benefits and financial independence.
Katerina has the honor of going down in history as Greece’s first female president. This is the first time in the country’s 200 year history to hold an official office as high as this one. Previously serving as a high court judge, she was sworn in as President two months after the country’s parliament voted to elect her with overwhelming support. Unfortunately, Greece has a history of having an extremely low number of women in senior positions in politics. Katerina and other women in the nation hope that this election will further improve women’s roles throughout the country. Katerina is proof that all women should follow their dreams even if they grow up in a place that tells them they won’t achieve them. Although the in-person swear-in was empty due to coronavirus, the event was televised and supported by many Greeks. Katerina noted the country’s most significant current issues being their migration crises and Coronavirus and pledged to do her best to improve the situation.