Browsing through google, i came across an interesting article “Why Women Make Better Leaders“. This article made me think if there are any peppy (lively and high-spirited) women leaders who can inspire others?
As womenfolk endure their upward flight in the business world, they have yet to be fully respected for the exceptional potentials and skills they bring to the workplace. It’s impossible to respect worth and respect great leadership if you can’t recognize what makes a leader great. Because of this, the identity crisis that exists in today’s workroom is something that women leaders in particular have been facing for much too long. While the current is altering and more women are being raised into leadership roles, there is still much work to do. As of June 2015, 29 Women currently hold 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEO roles.
But apart from business, there are many women (present & past) who are inspiration to many people. The world has examples of some great women’s who have fought through odds through their sheer determination and are inspiration to others. Here is some of them according to me
Mother Teresa (26/Aug/1910 – 5/Sep/1997), the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta , looked after those who had not one person to look after them through her generous establishment “The Missionaries of Charity”. She toiled determinedly towards her goal until last breath. Born in Macedonia but stayed India for most of her life, she has been widely respected by many for her generous works
Known as “The lady with the lamp”, Florence Nightingale (12/May/1820 – 13/Aug/1910) got prominence while attending as a supervisor of nurses educated by her during the Crimean War where she controlled the nursing to injured soldiers. Her devotion to the nursing occupation changed public’s perception about this profession. In addition, it is known that her persistence on refining hygienic situations for the patients is thought to have protected many lives. In her lifespan, much of her printed work was around increasing medical awareness and popularizing the graphical exhibition of statistical data.
Maria Salomea Skłodowska (7/Nov/1867 – 4/July/1934) was famed with the name “Madame Curie”. She has many first achievements in her acclaims. Notable among them being the fact that she was the first women Nobel Prize winner, the first person to win Nobel Prize two times and the earliest women professor of Paris University. Other achievements (the list is really big) included the creation of the concept of radioactivity, methods for segregating radioactive elements, and the unearthing of two significant elements(polonium and radium). Regrettably her work was also the cause of her death since she was exposed to radiation. Her qualities had also made her the first woman to be treasured in France’s nationwide mausoleum, the Paris Panthéon.
Margaret Thatcher (13/Oct/1925 – 8/Apr/2013) was the longest serving Prime Minister of United Kingdom. She was respected and unloved equally for some of her contentious programs but she never gave up. Famous for her polices that were nicknamed “Thatcherism”, her rigid legislations and management style made her famous with the name “Iron lady”. Born in an ordinary grocer family, she rose on to becoming a competent bannister from Oxford University. She started her prominent political career as Member of Parliament in 1959 before becoming UK’s first and to date, only female Prime Minister elected in 1979. Some of the prominent events such as Falklands War, economic policies emphasizing deregulation, reducing power of trade unions and poll charge have acted as triggers for rise or decline of her political career.
Do you think there are any peppy (lively and high-spirited) women who have inspired you?