Women make up half of the world’s population, and yet they are still largely excluded from politics and decision-making power. How sad is it?
The entire world celebrated when Kamala Harris swore to be the first woman Vice President of the USA. Here are a few influential and strong women politicians worldwide.
Kamala D Harris
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Kamala D Harris is the Vice President of the United States of America. She was elected VP after a lifetime of public service, having been elected District Attorney of San Francisco, California Attorney general, and the United States Senator.
Kamala Harris was born in Oakland, California, and her parents emigrated from India and Jamaica. She graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of law. Kamala Harris said in a meeting on January 28, 2019, my mother would look at me and she would usually say, ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not last’.
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Jill T J Biden, the first lady of the United States, is an American educator. She formerly was the second lady of the United States till 2017.
Jill Biden served as an English lecturer at Delaware Technical & Community College. She also worked at Northern Virginia Community College. She laid the stone for the non-profit organization ‘Biden Breast Health Initiative’ and was the co-founder of the ‘Book Buddies program’ and the Biden Foundation.
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Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is the Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other commonwealth realms. She is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British emperor. She is the longest-serving female head of state in world record, and the world’s senior living leader, the longest-reigning prevailing monarch, and oldest and longest-serving current head of state.
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Angela D Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany. Earlier, she served as Leader of the Opposition party and as Leader of the Christian Democratic Union.
Angela Merkel is the first female chancellor of Germany in history. Merkel has been portrayed as the ‘de facto leader’ of the European Union and considered as the most influential and strongest woman on the planet, and various newscasters depicted her as the “administrator of the independent world”.
Sheikh Hasina Wazed
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Sheikh Hasina Wazed is a Bangladeshi politician serving as the 11th Prime Minister of the government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, having held office since January 2009. Having previously served as Prime Minister for five years, she is the longest-serving Prime Minister in the history of Bangladesh.
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Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist who is internationally known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action against climate change. Thunberg initially gained notice for her youth and her straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she criticizes world leaders for their failure to take what she considers sufficient action to address the climate crisis.
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Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde is a French politician. She is also a businessperson, and lawyer and currently serving as President of the European Central Bank. Formerly, she was administered as the Chair and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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Udisha Srivastav is a Freelance Content Writer with Femsay.com