If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair. -Shirley Chisholm
You need to know the high achieving women who are currently leading world impact. Young women look up to these women as they add their voices on the global decision making tables.
These are sheroes that young women are dying to know more about. They make women all over the world proud to want to achieve more. Let’s delve right into it, shall we?
The United State’s first female president is the highest-ranking female official in the U.S. history, and the first African American and first Asian American Vice President.
Dr Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian American economist and international development expert. She was recently selected as the first woman and first ever African to be chosen as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
She’s an attorney and an author who was the first African American first lady of the United States. One of her most notable achievements was launching the ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative to help girls around the world go to and stay in school.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda is an award winning writer, a globally esteemed speaker, and an all-round literary powerhouse. Her novel, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, was voted best book to have won the Women’s Prize for fiction in its 25-year history.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
She is the first woman ever to be elected head of state of an African country. Also, this noble woman served as the first female president of Liberia. She was able to secure millions in foreign investment and established a Truth and Reconciliation Committee to help heal ethnic tensions.
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