Today, we mark one of the most important days for women; a day where we celebrate the respect and love towards women in appreciation for their social, economic and political achievements.
Throughout my life, I have admired various famous personalities that has contributed to the world in different ways including women. And today, in conjunction with celebrating the International Women’s Day, I would like to give my utmost respect to them by mentioning them in this post.
My female family members
Throughout my life, the female family members of mine be it my mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin sisters; each one of them have played a specific role in building who I am today. They might not have ruled a country, invented great machines, fought for a cause. But they have loved me as a family member.
Catherine the Great
One of the most renowned and longest-ruling female leader of her country, has brought the golden era to Russia. She expanded the Russian empire, reformed the administration and modernised Russia.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Nobel Peace Prize Winner from Burma, she fought for the freedom of democracy in that country. She was named one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes.
The only women who have held the office as Britain’s Prime Minister. Also the longest serving British Prime Minister, she has challenged the status quo and ruled over men.
Deaf and blind since the 18 months of age, she has defied the crtitics by learning how to communicate, earning a bachelor’s degree; becoming a famous author, political activist and lecturer. Myself as a Lions Club member, I am honored to be associated with the efforts of Helen Keller together with Lions Club to help and assist the blinds through our trademark SightFirst project.
The founder of Body Shop, I would give her the credit of founding one of the largest social enterprises in the world. Not only she has built a huge business empire, she has used the fame of her business to advocate human rights and environment.
Always been my inspiration, not only through her music but by her philanthropy works. She founded the Keep A Child Alive, a non-profit organization that provides medicine to HIV patient’s families in Africa. She has also contributed in various advocacy such as campaigns to raise funds for disasters, reducing poverty and many more.
To list all women whom I admired and respect is totally impossible, thus my list does not end in this post. Let us give respect and appreciation to all women in the world today and everyday.
Happy International Women’s Day!