3 LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN WHO HAVE MADE HISTORY

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3 LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN WHO HAVE MADE HISTORY

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Currently, there are 3 811 million women on the planet, representing 49.5 % of the global population, this number establishes the power and importance of female contributions for the development not only of their respective nations, but also for the economic, political and cultural growth of the world.

We are living at a peak moment to achieve the necessary parameters of gender equality that allow us to form an equitable society. It is not an easy task, but from the empowerment of more and more women, it continues to gain ground in the face of discrimination. Remember, we all contribute to this social change, adopt an inclusive mindset, support the women around you and do not detract from their achievements.

In the framework of the International Women's Day celebrations, we want to recognize the work of 3 exemplary women who have motivated different generations to continue fighting to succeed in areas where women have historically been displaced. Get to know them, get inspired and keep working for your goals.

Ellen Ochoa - Physicist, Researcher and Astronaut

 In 1993, Ellen boarded the space shuttle Discovery, thus becoming the first Latin astronaut to go into space. Ochoa made four space flights, for a total of 978 hours in orbit. But not only that, she was also the first Latina director and the second woman inside the NASA Johnson Space Center. Her work and perseverance led her to be considered a pioneer in the field of spacecraft technology, in addition to patenting three technological inventions. And if that wasn't enough, he is a member of the American Optical Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronomy.

Sonia Sotomayor - Judge, Lawyer and Teacher

Sotomayor is considered one of the most influential Latina women in the United States after becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 2009, being the first Hispanic to hold this position. Sonia has inspired the entire Latino community by positioning herself in one of the highest positions in American justice. As a teacher, she has been an adjunct professor at NYU School of Law and a professor at Columbia Law School.

Michelle Bachelet - Physician, Politician and Former President

Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria, a doctor by profession and with a long political career in different areas of the Chilean administration, managed to become the first woman to be President of Chile for two non-consecutive terms: the first from 2006 to 2010, and the second term from 2014 to 2018. On the other hand, she served as head of the entity of the United Nations Organization for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, in addition to being appointed High Commissioner for the defense of Human Rights.

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