#Empowered ~ Queen Elizabeth II
In the upper tiers of society, a world still largely still dominated by men, Queen Elizabeth II, as our longest reigning monarch, embodies a constant & comforting female pillar. Her Royal Highness is a practical monarch who oversaw a change in the royal rules of succession - allowing an eldest girl to always accede to the throne. In World War II she worked as a mechanic in the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service. She took the late Saudi King Abdullah for a spin in her Land Rover despite his country still prohibiting women from driving…and at the centenary celebrations of the Women’s Institute she spoke:
"There has been significant economic and social change since 1915. Women have been granted the vote, British women have climbed Everest for the first time and the country has elected its first female prime minister."
She added: "In the modern world, the opportunities for women to give something of value to society are greater than ever, because, through their own efforts, they now play a much greater part in all areas of public life."
The Queen, though inheriting her position without choice, is a feminist by not letting her gender define her or her leadership. Hat’s off to you, Liz!