Estonia-is not only the land of digitalization but also of female leadership

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In the week that the United States named the first woman vice president in the person of Kamala Harris, Estonia became the only country in the world to have two women at the helm – as president and prime minister. The new coalition of the Estonian government is led by the leader of the Reform Party Kaja Kallas, a former member of the Estonian parliament Riigikogu and a former member of the European Parliament.

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Kersti Kaljulaid was the first woman president of Estonia, elected in 2016. The presidential term ended recently and lasted 5 years, from October 10, 2016 to October 11, 2021. From 2001-2004, Kersti Kaljulaid was part of the Isamaali party, after which she became an independent politician. During her tenure, the president has been a constant supporter of the liberal market economy, fervently advocating for the globalization of the digital economy and cybersecurity.

Kaja Kallas She is an Estonian politician who has led the Tallinn government since January 26, 2021. She became the first woman prime minister in Estonia. She was a member of the European Parliament from 2014 to 2018, where she represented the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. Before entering politics, he was a lawyer specializing in European competition law

and Estonian. He is the leader of the Estonian Reform Party since 2018. His speech on “Estonian Heroes” – is worth seeing How to be Bigger than Yourself, which talks about how a country with a small population and area has managed to develop coherently in a relatively short period of time.

Kallas supports “trusted connectivity” and the importance of digital transformation in all its public appearances, the most recent being the Tallinn Digital Summit in September 2021. Her numerous Live interventions on Facebook recommend her as one of the most transparent prime ministers. In one of the many appearances in online interviews and debates, he is with Dacian Cioloș.

The beneficial impact of this female leadership has made Estonia recover from the pandemic, in part due to the development of the digital state over the past 20 years. The digital transformations generated by the health crisis have found a country well prepared to cope with rapid change.

There have been many comments about how women-led states have managed the Covid-19 pandemic much better. Women-led countries – Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Germany and New Zealand – have lower infection rates and fewer deaths compared to neighboring countries. An analysis published by the Center for Economic Policy Research and the World Economic Forum shows that this is not a coincidence. The analysis shows that, to some extent, this can be explained by proactive policy responses, transparency and speed in coordinating interventions.

Photo: Kersti Kaljulaid and Kaja Kallas Facebook pages

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