I have gained a lot of experience in the last seven years. Among them was the landslide in 2017 that occurred in the Rangamati district of Bangladesh. We Red Crescent volunteers worked with casualties for about one month. The cries of people and the pain of losing loved ones affected me personally. I learned how important it is to stay calm and be strong in any given situation. Being a volunteer for the Red Crescent makes me feel true to who I really am.
Being a woman leader, I have learned that women leaders can help bridge the gender pay gap. We can balance professional and personal skills, which is why women can handle crisis better. Taking a leadership position is not easy for women. Women have to balance both their family and professional life. So first of all, family support is needed, which many women do not get from their family. As a result women have to overcome many obstacles to reach leadership. That’s why women leaders need to be the cheerleaders for other women.
I believe the key to change is women’s leadership.
Over 75 countries have established quota policies to ensure more women have leadership roles within domestic politics.