If you spent any time reading the news this morning, you might have noticed “the first woman to…” was a common phrase in today’s headlines. Whether you were reading business, politics, or entertainment news, firsts are popping up everywhere! I’d like to take a moment to highlight three outstanding women who have transformed this average Thursday into a She’s the First day!
In the United Kingdom, a woman named Moya Greene has been named the first female CEO of the Royal Mail. Greene is also the first person from outside the British Isles to take this position. Two other women have also been appointed to Royal Mail’s board this week, both in non-executive positions. After Greene’s position was announced, Britain’s Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable said, “Britain has too few women at the top of companies and our boardrooms will benefit from a better gender mix in senior positions.”
Trinidad and Tobago swore in its first female Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar, after winning a landslide victory in Monday’s polls. Her party, the People’s Partnership Party won 29 out of 41 seats in the election. Not only is Persad Bissessar the first female ever to be elected Prime Minister, she is the first to even try leading a major political party in Trinidad and Tobago. Her victory is part of what appears to be a recent trend in South American politics — letting the ladies lead!
Right here in the United States, it was announced that actress Sandra Bullock will be the first female ever honored with MTV’s Generation Award for her contribution to film. Sandra will be joining the “boys club” of award recipients, which includes actors such as Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Spike Lee, and Tom Cruise.
Days like today are a great reminder of why we do everything we do at She’s the First. Wouldn’t it be nice to see more and more of these headlines? My guess is that they’re going to start becoming a lot more common in the daily news, and I can’t wait! I would love to hear from all of you, so lets play a little game! Let’s say it was YOUR name I found on the morning news — what would your headline say? What are you the first to do? Leave it in the comments!
That’s all for today here in intern land. Next week, I’ll be taking you through living the Hepburn way and an exciting interview with a very inspiring Avon representative! Have a fabulous first-filled weekend.