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Michelle Obama and the power of education

Michelle Obama is an American attorney and author who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. Even after her husband's presidency, her influence remains; in 2020, Michelle Obama topped Gallup's poll...

Stacey Abrams – Climate Activist

Stacey Abrams, American politician, lawyer, and former Georgia House of Representatives minority leader, is best known for her voting rights activism. Abrams founded the organisation Fair Fight in in 2014 to address issues including voter participation, election reform, and voter education....

Michelle Obama: Healthy eating

Michelle Obama is an American attorney and author who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. On March 16th 2021 Michelle Obama launched her own Netflix show Waffles and Mochi. She has described...

Women in sustainability- Bloomberg Green Summit 2021

Women in Sustainability Within the global shift towards sustainability and a more environmentally conscience society, many women are showing great leadership in projects ranging from urban emissions management and corporate sustainability targets to resilient energy grids and ESG financing. The female leadership...

Jacinda Ardern – Covid Response

Jacinda Ardern and her cabinet were highly praised for their early handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in New Zealand. Unlike many countries, New Zealand was placed into a stringent total lockdown and implemented strict border controls soon after recording the first...

Greta Thunberg: Fridays For Future

Greta Thunberg, is an 18 year old activist from Sweden, and over the last three years has captivated people worldwide in her campaigns for world leaders to take immediate action over climate change. Thunberg is famous for her ‘Skolstrejk for klimatet’...

Dr Kathy Sullivan: The woman making history in sea and space

Dr Kathy Sullivan is an American geologist and a former NASA astronaut. Sullivan was admitted into Nasa's class of 1978. It was the first recruitment drive that brought women into its astronaut ranks. Kathy Sullivan's first mission set off on 5 October 1984; it was the 13th flight of Nasa's Space...

Stacey Abrams – Democratic Champion

Stacey Abrams has been a prominent civil rights activist throughout her time in politics, and recently highlighted this with staunch opposition to and vocal advocacy against new voter registration laws proposed by Republicans across several states, including Georgia. Appearing on CNN’s...

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Takes Charge of the WTO

On 1 March 2021 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala embarked on her first day as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. Okonjo-Iweala was elected to the position late last...

Whitney Wolfe Herd: The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble became the youngest self-made female billionaire at 31 years old, when the company went public last month. She...

Women in Private Equity

Private equity has long been a field dominated by men, with only 17.9% of private equity employees worldwide being women as of 2019. However, in more...

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Michelle Obama: Healthy eating

Michelle Obama is an American attorney and author who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She was the first African-American woman to...

Jeanette Fuerstenberg driving sustainability in urban transport and food supply chains

Jeanette Fuerstenberg has expanded her technology-based investment portfolio at La Famiglia to include several companies that offer innovative solutions to many of the environmental...

Gail Koziara Boudreaux – the importance of teamwork and making a difference

Gail Koziara Boudreaux is the CEO of Anthem Inc., one of America’s largest health benefits providers. She was previously the CEO of UnitedHealthcare and has also...

Mary Barra and the importance of female CEOs

Women still make up a low proportion of CEOs in 2021 (6%) but this is changing. Some of the most admired political leaders in the...

Angela Merkel – the legacy of the first female Chancellor of Germany

For the ninth year in a row, Angela Merkel has been named Forbes’ most influential woman, praised for her ‘steely reserve, from standing up...
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