Decades have passed since the topic of women empowerment cropped up and while society has barely improved its mentality, women have taken their progress into their hands and showing the world how they can ace milestones even while living in a prejudiced world. One stark example of the same is Finland’s recently appointed Prime Minister- Sanna Marin, the youngest PM in the world!
How about an introduction to the magnanimous personality in question here?
Sanna Marin, born in November 1985, in Helsinki, is just 34 and has beaten Ukraine’s 35-year-old prime minister, Oleksiy Honcharuk by becoming the youngest Prime Minister in the world. Marin has replaced Antti Rinne, the former incumbent prime minister and a former trade unionist who resigned last week following the less than competent manner in which he handled a postal strike.
Coming to her illustrious career in politics till date, Sanna Marin began her political career in 2012 after she was elected to the local council in the southern city of Tampere. Since 2015, she has been a member of Parliament and was recently appointed as the minister of transportation and communications. And now, as the newly appointed PM of Finland, she will be heading a coalition with four other parties that are all led by women, of which three are in their early 30s. Hailed as a talented politician, Marin is known for her leadership skills and progressive ideas to combat climate change, providing quality health care, and connecting with the youth.
Being a young mother to a 22-month-old daughter
When she was pregnant with her daughter, Emma Amalia Marin, she documented and shared everything- be it her baby bump or breastfeeding.
The Finland PM was raised by a “rainbow-family”
Sanna Marin was brought up by a ‘rainbow family’- her mother and female partner. In her earlier interviews, she has talked about feeling ‘invisible’ growing up as same-sex relationship were even more of a taboo back then and she could not speak openly about her family.
“The silence was the hardest. Invisibility caused a feeling of incompetence. We were not recognised as a true family or equal with others. But I wasn’t much bullied. Even when I was little, I was very candid and stubborn. I wouldn’t have taken anything easy,” she had said. But despite the hurdles, her mother was always by her side, supporting her choices.