Student, Australian National University
Linda Ma is a young visionary who dreams of seeing women in the Asia-Pacific region reach their full potential as leaders, teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, artists and businesswomen. She is particularly passionate about promoting education for young girls and her long-term goal is to open a leadership academy for young women in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance the lives of women world-wide.
“I want to combat patriarchal expectations upon women in the region and train girls to be the best they can be, and be leaders in countries where they typically wouldn’t be perceived as leaders.”
Linda hopes that high schools in 2030 will operate as institutions which are embedded within their local communities, and serve as a focal point for community life and organization. Yet she also envisions them as institutions with an extremely global outlook, as universities are today.