Celebrated on 8th March every year, the IWD or International Women’s Day is found to be dedicated to the achievements of women worldwide throughout history. IWD is a day for females when all of them belonging to different cultures and backgrounds band together for fighting for women’s rights and gender parity.
This year 2020, the International Women’s Day is occurring on a Sunday and is known to be celebrated along with the particular theme of 2020, #EachforEqual. Before the onset of the d-day, let’s know about all the influential female figures we have ever known about, and let’s understand how they have been contributing to the society and their work schedules.
The impact of human activities is known to be one of the pressing issues to be faced by our planet nowadays. Environmental problems are inspiring millions of people all over the globe to march ahead and protest. People present around tends to recognize the importance of crisis and have already spent a lot of resources, energy, and time in finding the solution. Katherine Rogers is the way ahead with her efforts to make earth the perfect place to live for all.
She created Earth day Network, as an activist organization with a full year policy. Nowadays, more than one billion people are recorded to participate on Earth day from 192 countries. She is known to be instrumental in developing financial mechanisms for supporting green schools and buildings. She is known to have founded Earth Day, which allows billions of people to act for green programs and is said to record about three billion individual actions for marking the improving environment. She was presented with the Hult Prize as she continually for future generations to help humanity to lead the change in the world.
CEO and co-founder of Canva, was established in 2013, is a famous Australian graphic design based platform to help people to design their graphics for various purposes. The Canva allows people with any level of design and will enable them to create and to publish professional and beautiful materials. Canva has raised about 140 million $ and now is valued at 2.5 billion$ and has more than 15 million subscribers around the globe. The platform is available for more than 100 languages, and they are targeting every country to be able to reach out to people who are looking for a permanent solution for the designing issue.
As per the Melanie Perkins, they have only tapped less than 1% of the world’s population and are forming every possible strategy to look for more in the coming years and improving their platform with the ever-changing technological innovations.
Launched Wana Bands in 2010, and has slowly infused the Cannabis based gummies into the top-selling company edibles across the world. She started with the experimentation in a 135 square feet kitchen in a pot, and now she has the facility a hundred times the size. The venture continues to grow as a weed, and her aggressive moves with the edibles like hemp gummies have crossed 25 million$ in gross revenue every year.
Known to be one of the famous CEOs of PepsiCo, she joined the said designation in 2006. While gaining popularity and in her guidance, PepsiCo succeeded by way of acquisition and expansion. Her achievements included the purchase of a brand named Tropicana in 1998, and in 2001, she decided to merge with the Quaker Oats Company in 2001. These activities gave PepsiCo, a competitive edge as the Tropicana controlled about 44% shares of the fruit juice trade in America.
She has also taken the brand to a healthier approach for the drinks and snacks. In 2008 and 2007, she was listed as the Wall Street Journal’s 50 Women to Watch. In 2010, October the Fortune magazine gave her 6th position as Most Powerful Women in the World. In 2015, she reached 2nd place.
By education, she is a chemical engine and joined 1990, Thermax, and took over as chairperson in 2004. Despite the global slowdown, she led the company to expand and greatly enhance product footprints. For the financial year 2019, the revenue reaching out from the international business has risen to 2,636 Cr, and the orders are seen to increase by 20% as compared to the previous year. The environment and energy solution provider also posted the high revenue, and the Thermax have also launched their new manufacturing facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh under her leadership.