Why We Need Women Leaders To Rebuild Our Broken Systems

Over the past seven plus months, as Covid-19 has devastated communities around the globe, we’ve seen plenty of media coverage of women leaders responding quickly, decisively, and compassionately to the pandemic (consider how Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s premier, conducted a Facebook Live chat from her couch at home to reassure fellow New Zealanders the evening she ordered an early lockdown on the island country). Other female leaders – including Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, and Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen – acted swiftly to shut down their countries, while communicating information calmly, clearly, and empathetically.

Now, a study published by the Center for Economic and Policy Research and the World Economic Forum confirms what many of us already suspected: Covid-19 deaths in countries led by women are significantly lower than those in countries led by men. According to the study’s authors, Supriya Garikipati and Uma

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