Were Women Better Leaders During the Pandemic?

June 8, 2021
Rangita de Silva de Alwis

To determine if countries with female political leaders actually did fare better during the pandemic than countries with men in charge, Caroline Mansour studied women’s leadership during the global health emergency as part of WAPPP Leader in Practice Rangita de Silva de Alwis’ class at Penn Law. They found that “Women who rise through the ranks to become their nation’s political head must be extremely competent and decisive, and these two qualities overlap with the qualities of successful pandemic management.”

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