GC4W Women in Leadership

Women Thinkers Resetting The Global Agenda in 2021

By Women’s Agenda This is the next instalment of our special ‘Women Resetting the World’ feature, where we have been featuring prominent women across countries and industries who are resetting the global agenda. Here, we’re shining a light on leading global thinkers, who are making waves and shifting conversations through their scholarship, influence, advocacy, writing and campaigning. You can check…

This Entrepreneur Launched a Page to Teach Sustainable Living

By Bernardo Flores Heymann Valeria Horton finished college in May 2020, two months after the COVID-19 lockdown had stopped everything in Mexico. With a stagnant economy and few job offers for recent graduates, Valeria decided to take advantage of the crisis to start a business. This is their story and with the sole objective of promoting their entrepreneurship, I pitch the idea to…

Margaret Zhang Is the New Editor in Chief of Vogue China

BY NICOLE PHELPS Margaret Zhang, the Australian-born Chinese fashion multihyphenate, is the new editor in chief of Vogue China. At 27, she’s the youngest EIC at Vogue. Anna Wintour, Vogue editor in chief and global editorial director and Condé Nast global chief content officer, says: “I am so delighted that Margaret is our new editor in chief of Vogue China. Her international experience, exceptional multiplatform digital expertise, and…

Meet The Trailblazers Reshaping Surgery in Australia

By Lauren Reddiex Women account for just 11 per cent of consultant surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. The road to becoming a specialist is far from easy, with years of extensive study and long days of hospital-based training. When you’re in the business of saving lives, work-life balance can be an elusive luxury. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to five…

The Poetry Contest Rallying People To Promote Social Justice

By Melissa Jun Rowley Throughout history poetry and justice have seamlessly gone hand in hand. From the classic’s of Maya Angelou to the 2021 inaugural poem by Amanda Gorman, the convergence of poetry, social justice, and activism transcend time across generations. Today, Generation Z is leading the way.  Harnessing the power of creative expression, 14-year-old Isabella Hanson created the “I…

Women Scientists at Forefront of COVID-19 Research

By UN Women researchers have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, with female scientists across the globe playing pivotal roles, from advancing knowledge on the virus, to developing vaccines, treating patients and assessing the pandemic’s devastating economic and social impact. However, the health crisis has laid bare disparities in the scientific system. Girls are significantly under-represented in Science Technology…