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Sunday 29th January 2023 / 7 Rejab 1444

International Women’s Day: Six notable women who made world proud in 2021

As the much-awaited annual global moment ‘International Women’s Day’ will be soon celebrated this month on 8th March, this year, people will not only recognize this day for the women but for the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women have accomplished.

This year, the theme of International Women’s Day will be ‘Choose to Challenge’, with a call to action for us to all step up and challenge inequity. Indeed 8th March is clearly a significant day for women, but it also marks a whole year of victories women have achieved since the last year’s International Women’s Day.

Here are few triumphs of women who achieved something huge, significant, remarkable, and worth winning — something — that made the whole world proud:

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris became the first woman, first Black person, and first Asian American to sworn in as vice president of the United States.

Bushra Amiwala

Pakistani-origin and DePaul Alumnus Bushra Amiwala received the highly coveted Asian American Coalition of Chicago (AACC) award for exemplary community service.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala became the first woman and first African director-general of the World Trade Organization.

Sarah Al Amiri

A 33-year-old Sarah Al Amiri became the youngest Muslim scientist to lead the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hope orbiter mission to Mars.

Saima Mohsin

Saima Mohsin became the first Muslim woman attorney who was appointed as the acting US attorney for Michigan’s Eastern District.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy made it to the list of top 18 top Asian directors. She has ranked 16th among the 18 directors.


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