Maria Corazon "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino (1933 – 2009), was President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office and the first female president in Asia. Aquino was the most prominent figure of the 1986 People Power Revolution, emerging as leader after her husband was assassinated, overturning the 21-year authoritarian rule of Ferdinand Marcos and restoring democracy. She emphasized civil liberties and human rights, and led peace talks to resolve the ongoing Communist insurgency and Islamist secession movements. Her economic policies centred on restoring economic health and confidence and focused on creating a market-oriented and socially responsible economy. Aquino faced several coup attempts against her government and several natural calamities until the end of her term in 1992. She was known as a devout Roman Catholic, and was fluent in French, Japanese and English aside from her regional languages. She led through strength, clear purpose and values, and humility.
There is much that women can bring into politics that would make our world a kinder, gentler place for humanity to thrive in.
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.