This week stories concerning women are from the field of sports, bureaucracy, books and tech. Let’s see the top stories related to women that took place this week.
1. Kenya Is All Set to Appoint the First Female Chief Justice
The 61-year-old came top of 10 candidates interviewed in front of live television audience by Kenya’s Judicial Service Commission (JSC). Martha Koome is all set to create history by becoming the first female Chief Justice of Kenya. She has legal experience of 33 years. Apart from this, she has co-founded and chaired the Federation of Women Lawyers to fight and campaign for women’s rights along with offering free legal services to poor women.
2. PV Sindhu and Michelle Li Are Named Athlete Ambassadors for IOC
Badminton player PV Sindhu and Michelle Li have been named athlete ambassadors for International Olympic Committee’s ‘Believe in Sports’ campaign. This announcement was done by the World Badminton Federation on Monday. Previously, the pair has served as global ambassadors for BWF’s ‘I am Badminton’ campaign.
3. Ariya Jutanugarn Won the Honda Lgpa Thailand Title
Ariya Jutanugarn defeated Atthaya Thitikul to win the Honda LGPA Thailand title after 14 years of a long wait. He slashed the tournament by beating Thitikul in one stroke in a dramatic finish to the $1.6 million tournament.
4. Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Announces Fellowship to Support the Work of Women Writers – #WomenStorytellers
Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club has announced a fellowship targeting women writers in order to support their work. This will mainly cover the work of ‘unpublished and underrepresented’ women writers. The fellowship will provide marketing support, 3-month mentorship with a published author and all expenses paid retreat to five emerging women writers.
5. Aryna Sabalenka Defeated Barty to Win the Madrid Open
Belarus’s Aryna Sabalenka has stunned world number one Ashleigh Barty by defeating her to claim the win in Madrid Open. This is the first big tournament title win of Sabalenka on a clay court. Previously, she was defeated by Ashleigh Barty in the finals of WTA held at Stuttgart last month.
6. Seema Bisla Qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
Indian Wrestler Seema Bisla has become the fourth Indian women wrestler to qualify for Tokyo Olympics. She secured the place in Olympics by winning gold in the Olympic qualification match of the 50 kg category. She won this match without playing the game as her opponent, Lucia Yamileth Yepez Guzman withdrew from the finals due to injury.
7. Switzerland Team to Face Russian Team in the World Women’s Curling Championship
Reigning champions Switzerland will meet the Russian Curling Federation (RCF) in the finals of the World Women’s Curling Championship. Both the team have reached the finals by winning their respective matches in the semi-finals at Calgary. In the semi-finals, Switzerland beat the United States by 7-3 at the WinSport Arena.
8. Meghan Markle Writes Debut Book for Children
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle is soon going to make her debut as an author with her book titled ‘The Bench’. This announcement has been done by ‘Puffin Books’ and the book is mainly for children. This book will be released in June 2021 and it is all about the special bond that a father and a son shares – illustrated through the eyes of a mother in the form of poems.
9. Whatsapp Introduces Mother’s Day Themed Sticker Packs for Its Users : Mama Love sticker pack
A day before Mother’s Day, Facebook-owned messaging app ‘WhatsApp’ has come up with a Mother’s Day-themed sticker pack for its users. This announcement was made on the official Twitter handle of WhatsApp via a post. The tweet also consists of a link to download the ‘Mama Love’ sticker pack. For downloading the sticker pack, a user must download the app either on a PC or mobile phone.