Youth Empowerment Through Women’s Leadership

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AIESEC International President 2020, Alexandra Robinson

In a world where the voices of young people are more critical, one factor grows more influential in shaping the youth’s minds. Can you guess the factor?

It’s women’s implications!

But why women?

Women have thought throughout history to get where they are today, and they continue fighting. This spirit of never giving up makes them a great ally to youth striving to make a change.

So, buckle up as we explore the transformative impact of women empowering youth and discover how their guidance forms a brighter, more inclusive future for many generations.

Let’s go!

The Defining Power Of Women 

Women’s defining power comes from their capacity to extend and remake conventional ideas of strength, not from complying with them. 

They have a certain resilience that allows them to face obstacles head-on and do it with elegance and determination.

We can give here as an example the prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, who led the country with empathy and inclusivity.

Some noticeable moments of her strong leadership values included the Christchurch shooting, where she approached the situation with the utmost empathy and kindness, asking the people to choose the same.

During the pandemic, New Zealand experienced some of the swiftest measures, ultimately guaranteeing its citizens’ safety.

When Jacinda knew she didn’t have the strength to lead the country anymore, she chose to resign with integrity.

In the end, Jacinda Arden left the youth with a model that inspires integrity, empathy, and kindness.


Don’t think the pandemic was a challenge only for heads of state. Heads of organizations had their fair share of navigating uncertainty and challenges.

This was true for our president at that moment, Alex Robinson, who had to empower a whole generation of young leaders during these times to keep doing their best despite the hardships.

Alex led her team with clear goals and vision, implementing important changes and improvements to our current programs.  


These examples show women have a lot to contribute. 

Their capacity for empathy enables people to comprehend and elevate others, fostering more inclusive and caring communities. 

Women are also incredibly innovative; they frequently approach issues from new angles and develop original solutions. Through these qualities, women are shaping a more equitable and sustainable world.

Impacting youth: Female leaders

In youth empowerment, female leaders are change activists who encourage and mentor young minds to reach their greatest potential.

These leaders offer youngsters priceless support and advice via community outreach, educational initiatives, and mentorship programs. 

They assist young minds in overcoming the obstacles of adolescence and acquiring the skills necessary to thrive in life. 

Women leaders are not just empowering individual young people but also contributing to the creation of a more equal and inclusive society for everybody by sharing their personal experiences and acting as role models.

Sounds too good to be true?

Starting activism at a young age, Malala Yousafzai stood up against one of the most dangerous groups, hoping to bring young girls back to school, as she saw education as one of the deciding factors for a better future.

Not even after a life-threatening moment did Malala stop her commitment to the cause.

Today, she is leading the Malala Fund, through which she works to empower young girls through education, providing scholarships, and turning dreams into reality. Her leadership is a source of inspiration, inviting young minds to speak up for their rights. 

Building a stronger future together

When joining forces, youth empowerment can flourish. 

Women in particular, are essential to this process because they contribute special insights and nurturing traits that help to mold the leaders of the future. 

Through advocacy, education, and mentoring, women enable young people to realize their potential, surpass challenges, and make valuable contributions to society.

The above examples are just 2 out of many to prove our point!

Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie, Greta Thunberg, and even Shakira are all women empowering youth worldwide. 

Together, we can build a more inclusive and equitable future where every young person has the opportunity to succeed and make a difference by offering opportunities, support, and guidance.


In a nutshell, female leaders worldwide empower today’s youth as they have always done it.

Women always needed to fight double as hard to make their voices heard. And now, in the position of power, they wish to break the barriers for youth and offer them a platform to express themselves.

It is our responsibility to use this platform further to speak up. You can make your voice heard at Youth Speak Forum, which is happening this month in your city. Or any other organization aiming to create positive change in the world. 

Don’t allow the progress so far to be history only! 


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