Leni Robredo Says Gender Has Nothing To Do With Being Decisive As A Leader

Gender has nothing to do with being decisive as a leader, according to Leni Robredo.

LENI ROBREDO — An incumbent Vice President and a presidential aspirant said on Thursday that gender has nothing to do with being decisive as a leader.

Robredo also noted she had shown that in her work in the Office of the Vice President (OVP) for the past 5 years.

Leni Robredo
Photo source: Manila Bulletin

During the 16th Weekly Membership Meeting of the Rotary Club of Manila wherein she’s a guest speaker, Robredo said that an efficient government was “a government that gets the job done” and that’s what they have shown at the Office of the Vice President.

Robredo thumbed down on “brashness and aggression” as being a prerequisite to becoming a decisive and strong leader. According to her, being a decisive and strong leader mean “nurturing and empowering others” in order to become the best version of themselves.

It means channeling strength without bluster, in a manner that is firm yet dignified, compassionate, empathetic and thrives quietly yet decisively amidst adversity. I think we were able to showcase that the five and half years I was vice president,” Robredo said.

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Robredo also stressed that the world had seen decisiveness “from many women leaders all over the world” as they took the lead in the frontlines against the pandemic, adding that those leaders’ “collaborative, empathetic, leadership” had brought them through the entire pandemic.

The Vice President, who was running for president in the 2022 elections, emphasized that she would be taking on a role in “a very extraordinary time in our history” due to the pandemic if she and Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan won.

If Robredo won in the 2022 elections, she will be the third female President of the Philippines after former Presidents Corazon Aquino and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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