The Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD) UK, a social impact organization dedicated to redefining the theory and practice of inclusive leadership and bringing true and enduring empowerment to women at various levels, recently published the Global Power Women (GPW) Yearbook – Volume 1, which was launched during the Global Power Women Conference (GPWC), held on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in the renowned Big Apple and City of Dreams (New YORK) with the theme “Advancing Resilience & Transformational Women Leadership for Sustainable High Performance & Global Impact.“
The Global Power Women (GPW) Yearbook, which featured outstanding women leaders such as American Talk Show Host and Business Woman, Oprah Winfrey; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organization; Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States; HE Katerina Sakellaropoulou; President of Greece; HE Dina Boluarte, President of Peru; Indra Nooyi, Indian-American Business Executive, Former Chairman /CEO of PepsiCo; HE Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg, Chairperson and MD, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group; Michele Bullock, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia; Roshni Nadar, Chairperson of HCL Technologies among others, is a timeless compilation of success stories, achievements, innovations, and impact generated by the world’s top Power Women, powering impact across the globe, with the primary aim to present a strong narrative of the impact of women’s leadership across diverse sectors and regions of the world. The GPW Yearbook featured women from different sectors, including business, politics, STEM, academia, philanthropy, media, etc., from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Oceania.
Unveiling the highly anticipated book of the year, the Executive Director of the CELD- Publishers of Amazons Watch Magazine (AWM), Dr Mrs Ibifuro Ken-Giami, underscored that “It is indeed not a cliché to boldly say that this book is no ordinary yearbook; it is a timeless chronicle of courage, a testament of tenacity, and a tribute to the women trailblazers who dared to defy norms and shatter glass ceilings. Each page of this novel book is a journey through time, each story a beacon of inspiration”. She also mentioned that “whilst writing and compiling these inspiring stories of impact, it was discovered that the relentless contributions and achievements of women who are privileged to sit on key world decision tables cannot be contained nor fully captured in a book; so this is more than a book, it is indeed a movement a platform, a network, and a resource for anyone who wants to be inspired, informed, and empowered by the power of women leadership. It is also a recognition, a tribute, and a gratitude to the women who have paved the way for us and those who are leading us forward.”
Furthermore, she assured that in this maiden Volume 1 edition, a strong narrative of the impact of women’s leadership across diverse sectors and regions is woven into every page of this insightful book. Subsequent volumes will provide answers to address arguments on whether the number of women in leadership roles directly affects the magnitude of their leadership impact and influence or whether, despite the few numbers, their leadership impact should rather become a powerful motivation for more women to take up such roles that will in turn increase that number.
“This book is not just a tribute to the power of women who have shaped and continue to shape the world with their voice and contributions, but a call to action for more women to join them in creating positive change and transformation in the face of acute global challenges. It is also a rallying cry for women everywhere to take their place at the table and put in the hard work required to produce the world we want for girls and women,” concluded Dr Ibifuro Ken-Giami.