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21 female leaders for the 21st century


With the start of the new year and it being 2011 in the 21st century, women’s enews has compiled its list of 21 female leaders for 21st century and have been revealing the names each day since January 1 (see yesterday’s WVoN story).

These are women making a big difference but are not necessarily ‘big’ names – women such as Beth Klein, a lawyer who drafted an anti-trafficking law which has so far broken up three prostitution rings; or Kathryn Hall-Trujillo who launched the Birthing Project in Sacramento, California to tackle infant mortality.

The project  stresses the concept of women relying on each other, a process  called “sistering,” to  support one another and share knowledge. More than 20 years later, over 10,000 babies have been born in more than 90 Birthing Projects in the United States, Canada, Cuba, Ghana, Honduras and Malawi.

It’s an inspiring read as we return to day-to-day normality after the festive season, and its message is each one of us has the potential to make a difference.

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