New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has topped Fortune Magazine's list of the world's greatest leaders.
Over the span of her tenure, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has gained the admiration of many people not only from her country but from individuals around the world as well.
Ardern has received the epic honor for her hard work during the pandemic last year. While every country and territory leader had a huge responsibility to keep their citizens alive in 2020, New Zealand has been voted in a separate poll as having the best response to the outbreak of Covid-19. The country was one of the very few to announce that they are pandemic-free.
Her decision of an early, quick, and harsh lockdown allowed New Zealand to keep cases and deaths to a minimum. This is why it was not long before the country became the envy of the whole world and was hosting massive sporting and entertainment events while the rest of the globe was still locked in their homes.
Talking about her commitment to the role the Fortune Magazine wrote,
“The Covid-19 pandemic struck and Ardern targeted not just suppression of the virus but its complete elimination. Though there have been a few scares, her strategy largely proved successful; New Zealand, a nation of nearly five million people, has seen fewer than 2700 cases and only 26 deaths.”
This is not the first time Ardern has appeared on Fortune Magazine's list but it's certainly her debut at number one. The magazine wrote,
“Jacinda Ardern had already sealed her position as a great leader early in her premiership of New Zealand, by empathetically steering her country through the aftermath of a terror attack and the deadly eruption of a volcano. Ardern and her cabinet ministers took a six-month, 20 percent pay cut in 2020 to show solidarity with people who had lost their livelihoods owing to the pandemic.”
Fortune's annual list of the World's Greatest Leaders is out!— FORTUNE (@FortuneMagazine) May 12, 2021
In truly unprecedented times, these leaders stepped up to make the world better, and inspired others to do the same.
Explore the full list here: https://t.co/vDF8BlKToa
Note that Fortune's list isn't restricted to prime ministers, presidents, and other stately figures. It also included the likes of country music icon Dolly Parton, NFL superstar Tom Brady, human rights advocate Malala Yousafzai, American cooking show host Guy Fieri, US Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman, pro tennis player Naomi Osaka, and the scientists who helped produce the mRNA technology that welcomed the Covid-19 vaccine.
All these people were recognized for their work during 2020 in a year that heard the word 'unprecedented' all too much.
More power to you Jacinda. New Zealand is lucky to have you.
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