The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us one clear, valuable lesson. Women make great leaders, and empowering women to lead makes sense — in any setting — for many reasons.
Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand; K.K. Shailaja, the minister of health and social welfare of Kerala state in India; and Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, undeniably demonstrated leadership success by managing and controlling the pandemic response in their respective countries. Yet one underlying problem remains. Lingering structural disparities and systemic issues continue to cause our societies to value men over women, leaving few women in national leadership roles.
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