I am very interested in powerful women at the moment.
I don’t mean to come across feminist or sexist; it’s just an interest.
I am very proud and excited for our generation moving forward and past a chauvinistic society and into a more equal society.
There are more and more women coming into powerful political positions now, and having incredible social influence.
Africa has joined this trend as there are now TWO female presidents in Africa:
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - President of Liberia
- Joyce Banda - President of Malawi
Yes, it may not be many - but it is a start.
ALSO — the head of one of the most powerful organisations in Africa (The African Union) is our very own Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. I did a presentation on this incredible women - she has done many things for South Africa and has moved onto doing bigger and greater things for the African continent (became head of office 15 October 2012). Dlamini-Zuma, I think, should make all female South Africans feel proud and empowered.
The Forbes 100 most powerful women:
I was a bit embarrassed while reading this list - as I did not know many of the women on this list. I feel that this is something I should know as a female global citizen.
So I have decided to dedicate this month to knowing more about powerful women in the world - and to avoid sexism, while doing this I will be finding out about the most powerful and influential people in the world in general.
As a person living in this current generation of globalization and the world becoming a global village - I feel that it is some sort of a duty to know who is powerful and influential in our world as (as much as we don’t want to admit) everything is not inter-linked that anything happening in other countries will affect every country in the world (Except for maybe North Korea)