6 things we can learn from how women leaders have handled the pandemic

6 things we can learn from how women leaders have handled the pandemic 

An analysis of 194 countries revealed that infection and fatality rates in the first three months of the pandemic were generally lower in countries with female leaders. 

Women leaders have done several key things to help their communities survive this pandemic, including, leading them to less COVID-19 infection rates. Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO of 20-first, a global gender-balance consultancy agency, said it best about female leaders, “They inspire, reveal and empower others to become great leaders, too.” 

The following is a list of what these leaders have in common: 

-Include Everyone 
These world leaders have promoted inclusion during these difficult times. 

-Be Authentic 
This pandemic has helped us be aware of the struggles of others. The time is now to remove unnecessary barriers between the personal and the professional. 

-Tell The Truth 
Truth builds trust. Angela Merkel’s handling of Germany’s early infection rates and basing decisions off facts remains a perfect example of leading with truth.  

-Be Decisive 
Bangladesh and Taiwan are two prime examples of female-run countries who were not only prepared, but acted quickly.  

-Embrace Technology 
Apps and QR codes have made a comeback. Contact tracing, and other steps have become easier and necessary to handle the spread of Corona. Countries like Finland and Iceland have taken the lead to use technology to protect their communities. 

While female leaders make up only 7 percent of world-leaders, their success during this ongoing pandemic certainly stands out