Leadership is About the Strength of One's Convictions

Benazir Bhutto

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Benazir Bhutto: "Ultimately, leadership is about the strength of one's convictions, the ability to endure the punches, and the energy to promote an idea."
Benazir Bhutto: "Ultimately, leadership is about the strength of one's convictions, the ability to endure the punches, and the energy to promote an idea."
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Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) was the first woman leader of a Muslim nation in modern history. She served two terms as prime minister of Pakistan, in 1988–90 and in 1993–96.

On this day in 2007, she returned to her home country after eight years of self-imposed exile. Her return was nearly cut short when a bomber attacked her motorcade, killing numerous supporters. She was assassinated that December in a similar attack.

Following her death, Bhutto's political success has made her an icon for women's rights.

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Kayla Kim

Marketing Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! I was Laidlaw scholar in 2019, and I studied national, regional, and local identity in northern Tajikistan through the lens of women's fashion. 

For a year after graduating, I worked for the UN Mine Action Service which removes landmines from conflict and post-conflict regions. Now I have returned to the Laidlaw Foundation!

Please feel free to get in touch. I'm always happy to meet new people and chat, especially about nationalism/politics of gender/Central Asia/demining/UN/writing or even ballroom dance :)

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Go to the profile of Susanna Kempe (she/her)
about 2 months ago

She is also an Oxford alum!

Go to the profile of Kayla Kim
about 2 months ago

Very cool 😊 It was interesting to learn about her life today!

Other great discoveries... While searching for a quote connected to this day, I also learned that the filming on the first film ever shot in space has finished and that the Pan-African Film Festival is now beginning in Burkina Faso. 

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/16/world/russian-film-crew-return-to-earth-scn/index.html#:~:text=Over%20the%20course%20of%2012,feature%20film%20shot%20in%20space.

Go to the profile of Susanna Kempe (she/her)
about 2 months ago

How fascinating! How far is Karaganda from where you are in Kazakhstan?