If you ever need a little extra inspiration in your life, sometimes the best thing that you can do is to look to other famous sources of inspiration for the boost you need. There is no shortage of great leaders in our world today. However, there are some international world leaders that have been seriously overlooked in the past few years. These are some of the most influential women leaders in the entire world and they are changing the globe one bold decision at a time. Although all of these women leaders are still leading our country today, many of them are not even on most people’s radar. If you want to learn about some seriously impressive and seriously inspirational women, here are three powerhouse females to take a look at. Their stories and list of achievements may be just what you need to inspire you.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Anug San Suu is not only a Burmese politician, diplomat and stateswoman, but she holds the title of being the First and incumbent State Counsellor as well. This role is similar to a Prime Minister or head of government. Her political resume has an impressive list of accomplishments to it and she has received several international awards including the Nobel Peace Prize and was an honorary member of Nelson Mandela’s Elders.
With so many accomplishments to her name the impressively poised Anug San Suu Kyi has broken down many gender barriers not only in her home country, but around the world as well. If you read one of her books, such as The Voice of Hope, Letters from Burma or Freedom From Fear, you will see first-hand that this impressive woman is about more than just holding political office, she is truly committed to making change in the entire world around her.
Mala Yousafzai may only be 19 years old but she has already solidified herself as one of the top female leasers in the word. Malala is a Pakistani activist for female education and is recognized as one of the most influential children’s activists in the world. What is even more impressive is that she is the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. While Malala began her activism career promoting human rights advocacy in her native home of Swat valley, she is now known on an international platform thanks to the impact her work has had.
This impressive career began when she was just 11 years old and she wrote a blog for BBC Urdu that depicted her live under Taliban rule. She gained notoriety with a New York Times documentary about her life and eventually used that recognition to begin her work as an activist.
While some people know Tegla Loroupe for her accomplishments as a long-distance track and cross country runner, others know her for her work as an activist. Loroupe not only is a three-time World Half Marathon champion and the first woman from Africa to win the New York City Marathon, but she is hailed for her ability to use her platform to promote issues of peace, education and women’s rights. She is a United Nations Ambassador of Sport and has established her own school, the Tegla Loroupe Peace Academy and orphanage for children from Kenya. She is also the Oxfam Ambassador of Sport and Peace to Darfur and an Ambassador for the Homeless World Cup.
These are just three of the dozens and dozens of powerful women leaders in the world that are making a difference around the globe. Take the time to learn more about these three women and about a number of the other big name female leaders in the world