The United Nations compiled a group of admirable women for 2021 and 2022 to celebrate Women’s History Month. These women are tenacious, diverse, and deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated.
In honor of Women’s History Month, posters detailing these women and their achievements are now displayed on the Lower and Upper campuses. Thank you to Maddy Buss (UC Admissions), Chris Botello (US English Department), Roya Fahmy (Diversity Director), Rory Sloan (Visual Arts Department), and Oscar Moreira (Facilities Department); for making this very special project a reality!
These women are mobilizing the global climate movement, pushing for social protections, addressing the COVID-19 crisis, and dismantling systemic racial discrimination. Around the world, women leaders improve lives and inspire a better future for all.
Yet, equality is still far off, and progress on women’s participation in decision-making is too slow. Too many people still believe men make natural and better leaders than women. Too many institutions are set up to favor and propel men’s leadership, and funding for women’s campaigns and initiatives remains pitifully low. At the current rate of progress, it will take 130 years to reach gender equality in the highest positions of power.
Power must be shared equally, made visible, and accountable at all levels to change course. That is what is at the core of feminist leadership.
Leading with feminist principles means redefining value and success, sharing power and credit, building community and relationships, and tackling the roots of oppressive structures and social norms that hold back progress for all people, including women and girls.
We need transformative feminist leadership to face the unprecedented challenges of our times. Here are just sixteen women leaders among many, many others, who inspire us, and this is what they have to say about feminist leadership.
Click here to read more from the United Nations on this important topic. Click here to view a complete gallery of the Women's History Month posters.
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