Spotlight: Aung San Suu Kyi

This week, we’re going to look at a leader who has inspired many on an international level.

Aung San Suu Kyi is Burmese politician who has won the Nobel Prize for Peace.

Born in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has made her voice her and known. She is known for speaking out against dictator U Ne Win. She is an advocate for democracy and has been placed in detention for fighting for that simple right.

She holds an abundance of courage and endurance to spend a total of 15 years on house arrest before she gained a seat in parliament. This year, she was instated as the state counsellor which is able to direct the country’s affairs.

Suu Kyi takes the cake for being an unwavering pillar in the fight for women in leadership roles. Not only has she overcome some serious obstacles to obtain a position of power but she has achieved so much in her life thus far.

Why do we not champion women in powerful roles like we champion other leaders around the world?

What does it take for us to beat all odds? Why are there so many obstacles in the first place?

We need to continue to break down the stereotypes of women being an Anglo-male.

PwC and ANZ have made large strides to including more diversity in leadership. Why not start with Asian women?

 

 

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