A success story of women Presidents: A fight against Corona

Yes, the entire world is in a soup because of the global pandemic. And the world leaders are swimming through to keep the apocalypse effects as minimum as possible. This includes many women Presidents. Unfortunately we live in a patriarchal society, and women’s ability on governance is always a question mark. Being a women doesn’t make you better in handling a global pandemic, however women generally have to be better in order to become leaders. New Zealand, Taiwan, Germany and Denmark have made it through because of such better women power, successful women Presidents against Corona

“ A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a state in East Asia and Tsai Ing-Wen became the first female president of Taiwan in 2016. As per the article that was put out in a reputed online newsfeed Tsai was very quick in reacting to the situation, despite Taiwan’s proximity to China borders the spread was controlled and only 400 confirmed cases were reported with just 6 deaths. These numbers are surely giving out the leaders administrative excellence and made her successful women Presidents against Corona.

For readers who can’t read paragraphs here’s the quick gist of the above:)

A Comical description (Taiwan Currently)

Chinese: “Aaj mere paas Corona hai, influenzas hai.. tumhare paas kya hai?”
Taiwanese: “Mere paas Tsai hai!” :p

New Zealand

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and Jacinda Ardern being its prime minister, created her own style in fighting this pandemic. Only 18 deaths have been reported so far. Recently one of the magazines called The Atlantic had quoted Helen Clark “People feel that Ardern “doesn’t preach at them; she’s standing with them”. Her messages are clear, consistent, and somehow simultaneously sobering and soothing. And her approach resonates with her people on an emotional level.

A Comical description (New Zealand Currently)

Corona: “Kaun ho tum??” 
New Zealand PM: “Rishte mein to hum tumhare baap lagte hain, naam hai Ardern’


Germany’s success against this pandemic is mainly because of Angela Merkel, who is a scientist and a chancellor of Germany since 2005. As of April 10, there have been over 1,22,000 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Germany, with 2,707 deaths. 42,155 people have recovered from the viral infection. The numbers seems higher, however Germany stands the lowest amongst the four big countries UK, Italy, Spain and France. As per a survey conducted on German chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the crisis: 89 percent of Germans said the government was handling it well. A commentator Ricardo Roa wrote about Merkel and also coined a term in Spanish “Merkelina” which describes her thoughtfulness and determination, of her political leadership by trying to solve problems and not trying to derive political benefit from those problems.

Germany is losing the battle but winning the war!

A Comical description (Germany Currently)

Corona: “ Maine Jeet Liya, Germany haar gai’ 
Angela: “Kabhi Kabhi Kuch Jeetne Ke Liya Kuch Haar Na Padta Hai. Aur Haar Ke Jeetne Wale Ko Merkelina Kehte Hain”


Mette Frederiksen is a Danish politician who has been Prime Minister of Denmark since June 2019. The second woman to hold either office, she is also the youngest Prime Minister in Danish history. Denmark has 8575 confirmed cases with only 422 deaths. Recent reports from newslaundary.com states that a study by the Imperial College London university that Denmark avoided a three-fold death by ushering in strict and timely preventive measures. It closed its borders as early as March 14, and restaurants and cafes were asked to shut till the end of that month. A day later, on March 15, Frederiksen’s government announced an economic package that covers 75 percent of employee salaries in businesses and 90 percent for those paid by the hour.

Denmark making their own strong strategies to overcome this pandemic and the world has tried to replicate the same. A leader in true sense!

A Comical description (Denmark Currently)

Danish PM to the world: ‘Hum jahan khade ho jaate hain, line wahi se shuru hoti hain’.

The above mentioned are just four women leaders. However, every single women reading this; who are fighting against domestic violence, a disease, house wives fighting against time, doctors and nurses fighting the actual battle and the list goes on, you are all women with great potency to be great leaders for your own group.

women Presidents against Corona

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