Mother’s Day is imminent and a day dedicated to mothers is celebrated across the world to remember and hail mothers who devote their whole lives for the welfare of the family.
This year, Mother's Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 12.
Mothers are beyond the shadow of doubt inspiring in some or other way, but there are quite a lot mothers from around the world who have not just raised a child or children, but also made a name for themselves and emerged as legends in their field.
Here are five women who are relishing motherhood simultaneously making name for themselves setting examples for mothers across the globe to follow.
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The American tennis player Serena Williams is a 23-time Grand Slam winning champion and an absolute legend of the game. Serena had a tough pregnancy yet aced it and is now a proud mother to a daughter. She gave birth to a girl in September 2017 and named her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
"Working motherhood is real. It's so real. But I have my priorities and Olympia is that," she said. "I'm never a day without Olympia. She's my priority, and every day I need to be home with her. I don't wanna miss any moments with her," says Serena about her daughter.
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Jacinda Ardern, 37, became New Zealand’s youngest Prime Minister in more than 150 years. Jacinda's stature rose after the way she conducted herself and in her response to the victims of the Christchurch Mosque shooting.
She is just the second woman to give birth while holding office. Arden gave birth to a girl in 2018. Her daughter is named Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford.
"I want to be a good leader, not a good lady leader. I don't want to be known simply as the woman who gave birth," she said when asked about motherhood and achievement.
MC Mary Kom
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An Indian Olympic Bronze winning boxer MC Mary Kom holds the distinction of being the only woman to earn the World Amateur Boxing champion title six times.
She also has to her name the honor of being the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships.
She is a mother of three, and her life has also inspired a Bollywood film. She won a Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics and won Gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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One of the most famed and reputed business leaders across the globe, Indra Nooyi recently stepped down from PepsiCo CEO's post after 12 years. Indra Nooyi was also the first woman chief executive officer in the history of PepsiCo.
Currently, she is a member in the Board of Directors in Amazon and in 2018 joined the International Cricket Council, ICC Board, as its first independent female director in June 2018.
Nooyi is a proud mother to two daughters. One of her daughters is studying at Yale University, Nooyi's alma mater. "Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader," says Nooyi about leadership.
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Sania Mirza, the world No 1 in women’s doubles tennis brought Indian Woman’s Tennis onto the global map. She won six Grand Slam Titles (doubles).
Sania married cricketer Shoaib Malik and gave birth to a son, Izhaan Mirza Malik in 2018. Sania is having a great time with son Izhaan and is giving motherhood goals to women around the world.
By Sowmya Sangam