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  Athena40  is the first ever global ranking of the top 40 most powerful female minds.  Women who are born to push their limits, fly high, speak up, open new paths for all of us. Women have the ability to balance reason and emotion. In a polarized and uncertain world, we need both. The Athena40 discovers and acknowledges the work of the 40 most dynamic, active and fearless female thought leaders, columnists, commentators and activists across all industries and from all over the world.

Athena40 is the first ever global ranking of the top 40 most powerful female minds.

Women who are born to push their limits, fly high, speak up, open new paths for all of us. Women have the ability to balance reason and emotion. In a polarized and uncertain world, we need both. The Athena40 discovers and acknowledges the work of the 40 most dynamic, active and fearless female thought leaders, columnists, commentators and activists across all industries and from all over the world.

Now is the time to reach our goals - for women all over the world. We have the tools, and the groundwork was done by our foremothers. Reaching the SDGs is a prerequisite to save humanity - and by focusing on SDG 5, we help build a peace army carrying half the world
— Ingrid Stange, Founder and Chair, Partnership for Change

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 These are the faces of women who have paved the way for female leadership in their communities. They hold objects that represent the causes to which they have dedicated their lives. These photos are a part of the Sustainable Development Goals Frontier Heroes Collection, by Ralph Reutimann.  Left : Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland Chairwoman, Left-Green Movement  Center:  Aoua Cherif Doumbia,  UNDP Equator Prize Winner , Mali Elephant Project  Right:  Kamal Shivling Kumbhar,  UNDP Equator Prize Winner , Swayan Shikshan, India.

These are the faces of women who have paved the way for female leadership in their communities. They hold objects that represent the causes to which they have dedicated their lives. These photos are a part of the Sustainable Development Goals Frontier Heroes Collection, by Ralph Reutimann. Left: Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland Chairwoman, Left-Green Movement Center: Aoua Cherif Doumbia, UNDP Equator Prize Winner, Mali Elephant Project Right: Kamal Shivling Kumbhar, UNDP Equator Prize Winner, Swayan Shikshan, India.


 
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#WeUniteWe Pledge

 

#WeUniteWe to declare The Decade Of Women as the galvanizing idea for a decade long series of bold commitments to set humanity on track to complete the equity revolution.

#WeUniteWe to commit to large-scale and systemic action to achieve full gender equity and economic engagement for all women and girls by 2030, in fulfillment of UN SDG #5.

#WeUniteWe to make public our commitments to support full gender equity and economic engagement for all women and girls — both within our companies and organizations and in our work in the world. 

#WeUniteWe to embrace diversity and inclusion by celebrating individual differences as strength.

#WeUniteWe to set a new bar establishing that the time of incrementalism is over and that equity is essential for our global economy and the future of humanity.