Women leaders we admire

Women leaders of today are tenacious and diverse. They are mobilizing the global climate movement, pushing for social protections, addressing the COVID-19 crisis, and dismantling ...
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Why we support women leaders

Meet some inspiring grass-roots women leaders who are bringing lasting change to their communities, supported by the United Nations The data is clear. Despite women’s increased engagement ...
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Claiming women’s space in leadership

Shirley Chisholm, the first Black US Congresswoman once said: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair”. The future ...
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The unfinished business of leadership, then and now

In September 2020, the United Nations and member states, activists and civil society marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and ...
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Grooming her business: a beautician-turned entrepreneur’s story from Nepal

Kavre, Nepal — In the historical town of Banepa, 35-year-old Sulochana Timalsina runs a little shop, half of which is a grocery store and the other ...
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Chief Kachindamoto’s life mission to end child marriage in Malawi

In Malawi, only 45 per cent of girls stay in school past the 8th grade. With one in every two girls married before the age ...
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In the words of Varanisese Maisamoa: “We want to empower our market vendors to be climate resilient”

In February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji, showing the heightened vulnerability of people living in the Pacific Islands, where climate change has led to ...
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A teacher in Moldova learns to lead, changing her community for the better and inspiring others

Ludmila Ţurcanu, a local teacher in Pelinia, helped improve the lives of her students and now has her sights set on local leadership, after participating ...
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UN WOMEN NC AUSTRALIA MBA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT COMMITTED TO IMPROVING WOMEN’S LIVES

The recipient of the second 2016 UN Women National Committee Australia MBA Scholarship is a former ministerial advisor, who has devoted her career to improving ...
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