By Arré Bench Dec. 12, 2020
While 2020 has been a nightmare, despite the pandemic and political tension, inspiring women across various fields have risen above it all. A beacon of hope as we strive to find our way through the new normal, meet the Women of The Year.
2020 will be remembered for the nightmare of a year it has been worldwide. However, despite the pandemic and political tension, inspiring women have risen above it all and been a beacon of hope as we strive to find our way through the new normal.
While Indian politicians struggled to adapt and recoup from the coronavirus pandemic, Kerala’s Health Minister KK Shailaja rose as the exception to the norm. Felicitated by the United Nations for her contributions to “flatten the curve”, the “Corona Slayer” ranked #1 on British magazine Prospect‘s “The World’s Top 50 Thinkers for the Covid-19 Age” list and was recently named among Financial Times’ readers’ list of most influential women of 2020.
For what it is worth, #Kerala's health min KK Shailaja is Prospect Magazine's world's top thinker 2020. She was in the race along with 50 others like Jacinda Ardern& Cornel West. When covid-19 was still “a China story” in Jan, she fully grasped the implications, Magazine says pic.twitter.com/eBgqVdSJ6M
— Nidheesh M K (@mknid) September 2, 2020
Featured as one of the “Women Of The Year”, the health minister also graced the cover of fashion magazine Vogue. “There’s no time to be scared. More than fear, I feel an enthusiasm to get involved,” she stated with determination. The forward-thinking minister previously helped curb the spread of the infectious Nipah virus outbreak in 2018.