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The Estonian President: An Inspiring Fearless Leader

August 1, 2019 - Uncategorized -

Hello to everyone!

This is Sofia from Arizona again!
I wanted to share with you an incredible opportunity I was honored to participate in. I am just flying back from a trip to Estonia. Estonia has been deemed the most digitally advanced country in the world. While permitting unimpeded freedom of the internet, Estonia has the strongest cyber security- a technological and policymaking feat. Further, Estonia’s government is completely paperless! All of these technological innovations are inspiring on their own; however, I would also like to tell you about their President.
President Kersti Kaljulaid was the first female president of Estonia, the first female to lead a power plant in Estonia, and the youngest Estonian president ever elected. She successfully campaigned for Estonia to enter the United Nations Security Council. I was fortunate enough to meet and talk with President Kaljulaid while in Estonia. Highly intelligent, straight to the point, and yet very warm, President Kaljulaid provides an incredible inspiration as to what us females can achieve!

Keep striving!
Sofia Melnychuck
Arizona Student Ambassador


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