More female leaders can emerge

SOOA SIM Democracy

Their achievements show how organizations, businesses, and communities thrive when women take on bigger roles. While the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 indicates that it will take 99.5 years to achieve gender parity – an impossible feat in this lifetime – an impossible feat in this lifetime – this does not discount the fact that investment in infrastructures that would ensure that the next generation of women can have more opportunities to realize their potential should already be made today. And then more female leaders can emerge.


Tsai Ing-wen

As a defender of Taiwan’s sovereignty, President Tsai Ing-wen has shown that leaders can quietly but vigorously champion democracy, make it more robust, and let it stand as an example to the rest of the world.

Read her story here.

Leni Robredo

Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has taken up the torch to keep the dying flames of democracy alive. The space that she creates for women empowerment sparks the flame.

Read her story here.

Nguyen Thi Dien

When the Asian financial crisis hit in 1997, business owner Nguyen Thi Dien did not wait for the international market to stabilize, and instead focused on domestic expansion. She understood that the livelihood of an entire workforce depended on her leadership.

Read her story here.

Butet Manurung

Butet pioneered alternative education for indigenous people in remote areas of Indonesia, bringing literacy and creating equal opportunities.

Read her story here.

SOOA Female Forward

Read more inspiring stories of women who shattered the glass ceiling and overcame the glass cliff here.