International Women’s Day is here and it’s time for all the women to celebrate. The time is here when women are now equal to men. What’s a better way to celebrate Women’s Day than to reflect women who inspire us?
Today on the occasion of International Women’s Day, we at UrbanAsian would like to list down top inspirational women.
(Well, it’s difficult to rate anyone so we have just generally mentioned few of them)
- Oprah Winfrey:
Rising from poverty to become the first African-American woman billionaire, Oprah Winfrey embodies the American dream. Through television, movies, books, and radio she speaks to women the world over.
- Sonia Gandhi:
Sonia Gandhi is the President of the Indian National Congress and leader of the United Progressive Alliance. Her position in government is one of the highest offices in the world’s second most populous nation.
- Hilary Clinton:
Hilary Clinton is the First Lady of the United States, a US Senator, and a hugely popular candidate for President of the US. Having come closer to being nominated for President by a major party than any woman before her, Senator Clinton has encouraged women to join the political process and pursue their dreams.
- Indra Nooyi:
Indra Nooyi started working for PepsiCo in 1994 and became the company’s president and CFO in 2001. As the CEO of PepsiCo, the world’s 4th largest food and beverage company, Indra Nooyi has won back-to-back listings as a “World’s Most Powerful Woman”.
- Michelle Obama:
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama, and was the first African-American First Lady.
- Michelle Bachelet:
As President of Chile, Veronica Michelle Bachelet Jeria has revolutionized trade relations between nations of South America and Asia-Pacific. She enacted free trade agreements with China, Japan, India, New Zealand, Singapore and Brunei, and held talks with Australia, Vietnam, Turkey, and Malaysia. Many of these agreements have changed the course of her nation’s economic future.
- Ellen Lee DeGeneres:
Ellen Lee DeGeneres is a comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist. She has won 30 Emmys, 20 People’s Choice Awards and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts. In 2016, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- JK Rowling:
JK Rowling is a British author known for the Harry Potter series, which have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide and won numerous awards. She has become one of the world’s most successful and influential novelists. She has also established and contributed to charitable organizations to fight poverty and social inequality throughout the world.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the only woman currently serving on the US Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg exercises influence over the laws that govern the United States. Her decisions and opinions provide legal precedent for the US now and for generations to come.
- Lata Mangeshkar:
Lata Mangeshkar is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in South Asia, especially India. She has recorded songs in over a thousand Hindi films and has sung songs in over thirty-six regional Indian languages and foreign languages.
There are many more women who are inspirational to all of us like Pat Head Summitt, Suze Orman and many more.
Happy International Women’s Day to all you wonderful women out there. Stay Happy and Beautiful always.