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18 Aug

Isha Johansen: Championing Grassroot Football in Sierra Leone

Mrs. Isha Johansen is a Sierra Leonean born in the year 1965, into the family of Tejan-Cole of Creole descent. She was formerly known as Isha Tejan-Cole until she married her husband, Arne Birger Johansen a Norwegian Consul in Sierra Leone. She has been tagged the iron-lady of Sierra Leone, following her dedicated efforts to reach the peak in the African football federation. She was born of a football lover, Isha’s father is the cofounder of East End Lions F.C. in Freetown and one of the patriarchs of Sierra Leone football association. Isha had been initiated into the club of sports enthusiast while she was still a little girl. Her father usually carried her to the fields and she witnessed many live...
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4 Aug

Maria Lourdes Sereno: A Trailblazer in Asia’s Justice System

Maria Lourdes Sereno is the first female Chief justice in Philippine. She was born in the year 1960, on the 2nd of July. Maria is from a very humble background, her mother was a public school teacher who helped her daughter nurture a very beautiful attitude towards books. Maria is a native of Siasi, Sulu in Philippine but she grew up in Manila the capital of Philippine. While growing up in Manila, Maria’s mother always bought her second hand books which she got with the money she had saved. At the sight of those books, Maria’s heart always leaped for joy and she read those books with all excitement in her. She had great insight and love for literature and reflection...
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7 Jul


Recent years have recorded more women venturing into male-dominated territories and making significant impacts in those fields. The story of Shanti Devi is a daring one that will serve as an inspiration to women while reiterating that nothing is impossible to do if only you believe. At the outskirts of Delhi, is situated the Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar Depot, a home for trucks, where over 70,000 trucks are packed. Covering an area of more than 75 acres and is reportedly the largest trucking stopover point in Asia. There Shanti Devi and her husband Bahadur make their livelihood, she is over 70 and the first woman mechanic in India. She was an apprentice under a man called Mistri who taught her how to...
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9 Jun

Maria Teresa Ruiz: the female academic novelty of Chile

Maria Teresa Ruiz is a South American, born in Santiago de Chile on September 24, 1946. She is a born academician and her heart beat towards her work is amazing and worthy of emulation. In 1975, she obtained a PhD in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University, making her the first woman to study astronomy at the University of Chile. Professor Maria reveres her scholarly goals and she wears her job like a dress. She is a trailblazer and a goal getter with a great impact on the academic space of Chile. In 1997, she was named National Science Prize after discovering the first "coffee dwarf", stellar objects that do not have independent light. This discovery opened the understanding of many individuals in...
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