International Women's Day 2021

NAME OF FEATURE | THE GLEANER | MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2021 18 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY I NTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S Day on March 8 is an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements. Frompolitics to business, religion to sport, women in all spheres across the globe are already excel- ling this year. Here are just a few of the women who have made history so far. “While I may be the first woman in this office, I won’t be the last. Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.” So said Kamala Harris in November after being elected the first woman vice president of the United States. This International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the ground- breaking achievements of women across the planet who are now pav- ing the way for those little girls to follow in their footsteps. JANUARY #ChooseToChallenge IWD 2021 2021 MAKING HISTORY IN 2021 ... SO FAR The women Kamala Harris When Harris laid her hand on the Bible on January 20, 2021, she made history on three counts: she was inaugurated as the first Black, first South Asian American, and first woman vice president. Before the pandemic, the lack of gender equality in politics meant that political empowerment had a gender gap of 75 per cent still to be closed - the greatest gap by far of the four subindices in theWorld Economic Forum’s Global Gender Report 2020 . PLEASE SEE SO FAR , 20