In her inauguration speech, she promised to prioritise both national security and economic revitalisation. Until Marissa Mayer's arrival at Yahoo, she was the only female head of a leading Internet-based company.Meg Whitman is the only woman to have headed two large U. Melinda Gates has cemented her dominance in philanthropy and global development to the tune of .9 billion in giving in 2014 and more than billion in grant payments since she founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with her husband in 2000.But she has learnt to celebrate the small victories, and said the right to drive campaign — which took 27 years — has helped to push the country towards bigger change.One change Ms Sharif remains hopeful for is the day that women such as herself will be acknowledged as a full citizen of their country."I'm still not even recognised as a citizen.The first ever all-female flight deck crew for Royal Brunei Airlines has operated a plane from Brunei to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
She oversees You Tube's content and business operations, engineering, and product development.The law was passed by royal decree, but Ms Sharif said it remained "under discussion" and as such was not currently enforced.Ms Sharif has written a book, Daring to Drive, and will be speaking at the All About Women festival at the Sydney Opera House.In 2011, she was arrested after a video appeared on social media showing her driving in the country.Growing up Ms Sharif was told her role in life as a woman was to stay at home, to be a mother and a wife."The education I went through as a woman inside Saudi Arabia, as a girl growing up was really destructive."It was not until she travelled to Egypt with her mother to visit family that she suddenly saw another world, a world where Muslim women were allowed to do simple things — like drive a car."They were just having normal life, sitting in restaurants together, talking," she said.To mark Brunei’s National Day, which celebrates the country’s independence, Captain Sharifah Czarena Surainy Syed Hashim, Senior First Officer Dk Nadiah Pg Khashiem and Senior First Officer Sariana Nordin flew flight BI081, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, to the Middle Eastern country on 23 February.The occasion came just over three years after Captain Czarena became the first female captain of a flag carrier in Southeast Asia.Saudi women last year celebrated a big win when they were granted the right to drive, now the woman behind the campaign says she'll celebrate on the day she's recognised as a citizen of her own country.Manal al-Sharif was at the forefront of the Women2Drive campaign, which was run by rights activists who saw the ban as an emblem of the kingdom's repression of women.Melinda Gates has cemented her dominance in philanthropy and global development to the tune of .9 billion in giving in 2014 and more than billion in grant payments since she founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with her husband in 2000.Christine Lagarde is entering the last year of her first term heading the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the organisation which serves as economic advisor and backstop for 188 countries.