Women’s stories of resilience and determination echoed throughout the world this week as well. From protests on one side of the world to achievements and celebrations on the other, vocalization of women’s rights is being observed all over.
This week’s top stories range varies differently, from Tunisia’s first female Prime Minister to creating schemes for the elevation of women entrepreneurs of India. Yet again women proved is just a number and cannot hold them back from achieving their goals. The major highlight of the week is Britney Spears finally being free. Read ahead to catch up more on this week’s top stories.
1. In Nagpur, Neeyamo opens an All-Women Global Development Centre with ambitions to hire 500 women.
Neeyamo, a worldwide payroll and HR solutions provider, has opened an all-women global development centre in Nagpur. The centre has already hired 100 women and expects to hire another 500 by April 2022. Neeyamo’s ‘Naari Sakthi’ program is behind the initiative. The centre will provide opportunities for women in high-tech positions at the entry, mid, and senior levels. This program was created to better the lives of our current female employees and to open up new career options for women.
2. Britney Spears gets free of her father’s conservatorship
Finally, after constant struggle and battle in the court, Britney Spears got out of her father’s conservatorship. About two and a half months after she told the court that her father was wrecking her life, a judge suspended his conservatorship. Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, portrayed Jamie Spears as a “cruel, toxic, and terrible guy” during Sept. 29, 2021, hearing, citing a recent story in The New York Times that he set up an intensive surveillance system to watch and control his daughter. Britney Spears previously claimed that her father forbade her from having a child. Following Thursday’s monumental decision, the singer took to social media to post some stunning images of herself. asserting her independence and freedom to the world.
Coming along, folks … coming along 🖕🏻!!!!! New with real representation today … I feel GRATITUDE and BLESSED !!!! Thank you to my fans who are supporting me … You have no idea what it means to me be supported by such awesome fans !!!! God bless you all !!!!! pic.twitter.com/27yexZ5O8J
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) July 15, 2021
3. A project in the United States aims to assist Indian women entrepreneurs.
On Friday, the United States announced the beginning of a public-private partnership to assist women entrepreneurs in India. The US-India Alliance for Women’s Economic Empowerment is a collaboration between the US State Department, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), and George Washington University called the US-India Alliance for Women’s Economic Empowerment. “We look forward to working with our member companies to foster entrepreneurship and job possibilities that will enhance economic development and inclusion in India,” said USISPF CEO Mukesh Aghi. The alliance is anticipated to focus on three areas of action: encouraging female leadership in the workplace, advancing women’s entrepreneurship, and giving access to career-enhancing education and skills-building opportunities.
4. Joanna Prior is the Pan Macmillan UK’s New Chief Executive Officer
Pan Macmillan UK has selected her as its new Chief Executive Officer. She will succeed Anthony Forbes Watson, who will leave the position early next year. She was the President of the Publishers Association and is currently the Chair of the Women’s Prize Trust and Vice-Chair of the National Literacy Trust. She has been the Managing Director of Penguin General Books at Penguin Random House UK for the previous twelve years.
5. Meet Tunisian President Appoints First Female Prime Minister- Najla Bouden
Najla Bouden Romdhan has become the first woman Prime Minister in Tunisia, marking another first in the Arab world! #WomenInPolitics via @cnni https://t.co/j2VpUcycjv
— UN Women (@UN_Women) September 29, 2021
On September 29, Tunisia’s President, Kais Saied, selected Najla Bouden Romdhane as the country’s first female Prime Minister. Professor Najla Bouden Romdhane specializes in geology and teaches at Tunisia’s National School of Engineers. She has a long list of accomplishments, including employment with the World Bank. Tunisia’s first female Prime Minister will assume office in the midst of a national crisis.
6. Lexie Alford is the youngest person to travel to every country in the world
Lexie Alford, who is now 23 years old, holds the record for being the youngest person to visit every country on the planet. Her extraordinary adventure carried her to every corner of the globe, including North Korea. Because her mother owned a travel agency, Lexie began travelling with her parents. She had already visited over 70 countries before the age of 18. Her vast knowledge stems from her personal travels around the world, which is a truly lucky circumstance. Travelling alone teaches you a great deal, particularly about independence and taking control of your life. Lexie took a year off from school to travel around the world in order to pursue her goal.
Lexie Alford was 21 by the time she had reached every corner of the globe 🌏
How did she do it, and what did she learn? https://t.co/KHLBvyXqbV
— Euronews Travel (@euronewstravel) September 21, 2021
7. Three-Year-Old Odisha Girl Makes It To India Book Of Records
Aradhana, a three-year-old girl from Brundabahal village in Kalahandi district in Odisha, was inducted into the India Book of Records after answering all 25 questions from the state (IBR). Human organs, computer components, national flags of many countries, fruits, freedom fighters, antonyms of various terms, historical places, vegetables, national signs, wild creatures and birds, and state names and capitals were among the topics covered in the competition. She accurately answered all of the questions in these sections. A note of praise was also sent to the young genius, recognizing her exceptional abilities.