Women around the world are working relentlessly in shaping a more equal future from international and national female leaders to health care workers, caregivers, community organizers, innovators and policy makers.
Our calls are for women’s right to decision making from board rooms to our bodies, to equal pay for equal work, to equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, to an end of violence against women and girls, and to health-care and daycare services that respond to women’s needs.
While COVID-19 has certainly highlighted the disproportionate burdens that women carry, it has also demonstrated how women leaders and women’s organizations can effectively lead in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts with their knowledge, skills, different experiences and networks.
Heads of Government in Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Slovakia and Taiwan have been more successful in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and responding rapidity, decisively and effectively to the needs of their citizens. These are countries led by women.
Women make up the majority of front-line workers during this COVID-19 pandemic, and yet there is an inadequate representation of women in global and national COVID-19 policy making. Worldwide there are approximately only 20 women as Heads of State and Government.
There is still so much work to be done.
Let’s keep working toward a point of equilibrium and equality for all, despite of gender, race, origin or sexual orientation.
The Rockin' Baker
Hi, I'm Daymara Baker, founder and CEO of Rockin' Baker. Venezuela native. European-style baker. Proud American and Northwest Arkansan.