Meet Jacinda Ardern, The 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand
Even in 2017, we still feel the sexual discrimination against women in power. However, with a little hope and a lot of hard work, women are surely imprinting strength and control in running the world.
We love women rising to the top and Jacinda Ardern is now included in our long list of inspiring women who do.
All eyes on the southwestern Pacific Ocean! Set to be Prime Minister of New Zealand in 26 days after the country's election, 37-year-old Jacinta is the nation's youngest leader in more than 150 years and the third woman in the country to hold the position.
She went against previous Prime Minister and leader of the National Party, Bill English and won the people's hearts. Her win marked the end of the ruling of the National Party for nearly a decade.
What makes her different from other political leaders? She says she won't be a "politics as usual" type. With her age, she says she approaches things differently being collaborative in the way she does things.
As a social democrat and progressive, Jacinda led the NZ Labour Party since 1 August 2017. Opposing tax cuts for high-income earners, supporting a welfare state, gay marriage, and the liberalization of abortion laws, she is most definitely a modern, compassionate leader that could hopefully inspire and set an example to other world leaders.
She talks highly about issues on child poverty, housing affordability, and environmental management among others.
There is definitely a lot of pressure on a woman in position which is why we just love seeing them on the top creating discourse with the big boys and being open enough to be the voice of the people.
Unconventional, focused, and intelligent, we can't wait to see how Jacinda will run New Zealand and show the world that young women, too, can rule.
*Post photo Newstalk ZB.