Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ranked 10th among the 50 greatest leaders of the world for her role in transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same, according to a US magazine survey. Fortune, a multinational business magazine published by Time Inc. and headquartered in New York city, conducted the survey.
The 50 greatest leaders — men and women — in business, government, philanthropy and the arts, and all over the globe are transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same, said the magazine on Thursday. Jeff Bezos, Angela Merkel and Aung San Suu Kyi are holding the first, second and third position respectively in the world’s greatest leaders’ list.
As the only female leader among the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states, Hasina has deftly navigated the competing demands of Islamic tradition and women’s rights, Fortune said.
She has committed Bangladesh, the nation with the world’s fourth-largest Muslim population, to securing legal protections for women and helping them attain more education, financial freedom, and political power.
About 30 percent of adult women in Bangladesh now have at least a secondary education and the nation scores better on the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index than any other South Asian country, it mentioned.