Young women are taking the microphone, organizing movements, and demanding the world’s attention on several major issues around the world.
And it seems like they are just getting started!
Just imagine if you were invited to join a panel in the opening session of a huge international conference as an 18-year-old who’s preparing to go to college, and imagine that the panel includes four current heads of state.
Imagine standing up on that stage and telling the world that they need to step up their game!
Well, meet the latest young woman who shook the tree and spoke truth to power: Natasha Wang Mwansa.
She brought the house down with her 4-minute long speech at the opening of Women Deliver 2019.
The 18-year-old Zambian took the stage in the Vancouver Convention center with four world leaders: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana, President Sahle-Work Zwede of Ethiopia, and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.
She gave the leaders a frank and honest assessment of how they need to include young people in their policy decisions, and she noted that nothing is going to be done without them, because that’s just doing it against them.
Check out Mwansa’s speech for yourself below, and feel free to tell us your opinion about it in the comments below: