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Maya Gabeira Shatters the World Record in Surfing
Brazilian surfer, Maya Gabeira, shattered the world record last year when she surfed the largest recorded wave to ever be surfed by a woman. The wave in question was a whopping 73.5 feet and occurred in a small fishing village in Portugal. This wave is also the largest re- corded wave of 2020 to be surfed by any person of any gender. This feat is even more incredible to Gabeira, personally, as it occurred in the same spot where she was almost trampled and killed by a wave in 2013. The previous largest wave to ever be surfed by a woman was an estimated 68 feet and was also surfed by Gabeira.
Source: The Guardian
Jane Sun named one of Fortune s "Most Powerful Women International"
The CEO of the China-based com- pany, Trip.com, has become one of Fortune s Most Powerful Women International in its most recently published list. Sun first joined the company in 2005 and climbed her way to the title of CEO in 2016, making her one of the only female CEOs in the industry. Under Suns leadership, the company established the Travel on initiative, which helped to revamp the travel industry by implementing new safety stan- dards, promotions and flexibility guarantees. Additionally, Sun was named by Forbes as one of the Worlds Most Powerful Women and has been honored in China as an Asia Game Changer Awards recip- ient by Asia Society and as a board member of Business China.
Source: Trip.Com Group and Wikipedia
How Nemonte Nenquimo fought for Indigenous Rights in Ecuador
Environmentalist, activist and leader of the Waorani Nation, Nemonte Nenquimo is one of the boldest and most steadfast leaders of our time. Named to Time's 100 Most Influential People list, Nenquimo is most notably known for leading and winning a lawsuit against the Ecuadorian government that would protect 500,000 acres of indigenous land from being sold to oil companies. This ruling not only gave hope to the voices of indigenous activism but aided Nenquimos additional agenda to foster environmental protection and care of Ecuador, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Nenquimo is also the founder of the Amazon Frontlines and the Frontlines Challenge that bring diverse leaders together to defend and preserve indigenous land.
Manasi Joshi: The Para-athlete Advocating for Disability Rights
Engineer, leader and para-athlete, Manasi Joshi, has quickly risen to fame in Indias sports sector. After losing her leg in a motorcycle accident at the age of 22, Joshi has quickly climbed the ladder in para-badminton, holding the title of world champion in her sport and the second best player in the SL3 singles. Besides her incredible career in athleticism, Joshi hopes that she can use her story and presence to further advocate for the rights of disabled people in India, working with several Asian-distributed magazines as a platform.
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