Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Swag.
“In a country famed for being the region’s most socially liberal and politically democratic, just one woman, Bahia Hariri,”
“While making great strides in the labour force, with women highly visible in sectors such as the media, advertising and design, poor political representation is hampering women’s ability to reform discriminatory laws, say activists.”
“Even in simple, everyday tasks, women can find they have fewer rights than men.”
Agnes MacPhail, 1922, the original hipster.
No but for real, Agnes McPhail is all kinds of awesome. She was the first women elected to Canada’s Parliament and one of the first two women to be elected to Ontario’s Legislature!
She switched parties (yay for non-partisanship), was an activist, a journalist and wrote legislation.
The woman did it all.
She also has lots of buildings/schools named after her. Real talk.Source: greyhighlandspubliclibrary.com
Vital Voices: It Starts with a Leader
What do women in power bring to the table? What changes.
Vital Voices is an organization that aims to” identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.”
They have some great videos on their work and women leaders in the world. Go give it a peek.
Moving ahead a few centuries, meet Kah Walla, President of the People’s Party of Cameroon.
I had the honour to hear her speak at the Women In the World 2012 Summit. This women is fierce and speaks her mind.
Kah Walla created Cameroon Ô’Bosso, a citizenship movement to reform the electoral system in Cameroon. She also focuses heavily on grassroots programs and ties them with programs on the local, national, and international level.
I expect we’ll be hearing a lot more from her in the next few years . Check out her campaign site for the 2011 elections in Cameroon.