History of Women in Leadership

In every generation few women emerge and become more significant to the society. Through the work of these women many more changes are brought influencing people around and also every upcoming generation.

Female leaders in the society are not only seen by their work and importance but they leave mark behind. Regardless to gender balance, key factors has been put together to the history that shows top significant for women;


According to startistics in the last two decades women are trending in academics. Girls are performing well than boys in terms of class grades across all subjects’ graduation rates, but boys performing higher on standardized tests and are becoming better; they got higher-paying jobs in fields of science, engineering and technology.

In 2007, Harvard University a woman named Gilpin Faust becomes the first woman president in the school.                      

At least 40% of women ages between 25-32 are holding bachelor’s degree as compared to 30% of men.  In the year 1980, 48% of employed workers with at least bachelor’s degree were women this means women with higher skills are employed in higher-paying positions.


In the year 1934 a lady by the name Lettie Pate Whitehead was the first American woman to become the director of The Coca Cola Company.

In 1967, Muriel Siebert in New York was the first woman to own a seat in stock exchange and also she was the first woman to head one of its firm’s members.


Margaret Chan become the general director of world health organization, she is the most powerful woman in the world public health. The advice she is given on drugs and treatments directs all countries to fight major diseases and viruses like malaria and aids.                                         

Ertharin Cousin; was an executive director of World Food Programme, her impact comes when she fed over 97 million people. She landed as a director of world’s largest humanitarian organization in April 2012 by contributing $3.92 billion.

 In her first year of job she focuses on a fight against hunger that was brought by drought in West Africa and civil war from Syria. Cousin’s main aim is to give food for assistance.

Heart of kind and charity:

Mother Mary Teresa was a catholic nun and missionary in North Macedonia, she was a powerful and influential leader. Mother Teresa dedicated her life in helping the needy, offering shelter to people who were overlooked and underestimated.

She led by example, encouraging people across the world to show kindness to others without concerning their position in life. She was given an award for her humanitarian work, she deserve an honor of being kind as a saint. 

 Similar stories about women in leadership is to be filled in future of women deviating from the norm and changing the world. 

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