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Jacinda Ardern, source: Governor-General of New Zealand

It is unquestionable that Jacinda Ardern, the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand, who is not yet 40 herself, has successfully manoeuvred her country through the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a smattering of new cases a few weeks ago which were quickly contained and are being carefully managed, the country was previously one of the first to declare itself COVID-free while cases are still increasing in a number of other countries around the world.

But it is not only her decisiveness during the pandemic that has led me to religiously brag about her latest accomplishments to anyone who would listen but rather her purposeful, authentic and well-executed leadership over the past few years, which has overshadowed most of the current leaders around the world, in my opinion. …


Asha Tanwar

Aspiring entrepreneur and current student at Harvard Business School. Follow her on instagram: asha.tanwar

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