Female Leaders Distinguish Themselves During Covid Crisis


Although things have been changing in recent years, today women still hold less than 7 percent of government leadership roles across the world. Women who do hold such roles get a fair amount of attention however--and since the Covid-19 pandemic began, a number of them have proven to be especially effective in the midst of crisis.

"The news coming out of many countries is striking," said Amie Batson, executive director of WomenLift Health, a nonprofit focused on elevating women in the health sciences. The org recently hosted a webinar on female leadership in the pandemic. "Many of the countries that are doing the best are led by women."

One of those women is Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand (above), who has been widely praised for her nation's response to the pandemic, notably the early decision to enact a month-long lockdown. To read more about Ardern and the other female world leaders helping to negotiate our health crisis, take a look at the recent feature on Stanford Medicine's Scopeblog.


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