From the day when women had to fight for their rights to vote till now, things have changed to a great extent. Women are becoming more and more fearless. Not only in business, offices, making home and life, science and technology, art and culture, but also women are making their countries, their world a better place by being fierce leaders. This series is about getting to know about them, knowing facts about them.

Jacinda Ardern is world’s youngest female head of government, taking office when she was 37-years-old. The 40th and current Prime Minister of New Zealand, she has been seen as one of the most influential leaders. She has been on Forbes Power Women list in 2019, ranked 38.

She attended the University of Waikato, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) in politics and public relations.

Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda has been applauded worldwide by how she handled the Christchurch mosque shooting crisis on 15 March 2019. In response to the shootings, Ardern said that the attack had exposed a range of weakness in New Zealand’s gun law and her government’s intention to introduce stronger firearms regulations. Announcing a period of national mourning, Ardern was the first signatory of a national condolence book that she opened in the capital, Wellington. Her government has passed the bill that bans most semiautomatic weapons and assault rifles.

New Zealand is currently is one rare country that had successfully filed zero case of COVID-19. It has successfully faced the pandemic with the leadership of Jacinda Ardern.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her country has been grabbing attention and praise from world-wide because of her excellent leadership skill and prioritizing the well-being of people. She is New Zealand’s most popular Prime Minister and was one of fifteen women selected to appear on the cover of the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, by guest editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Also she was included in the 2019 Time 100 list and shortlisted for Time’s 2019 Person of the Year.

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