So what examples of humility did Jesus set? Well He came as a lowly carpenter. He lived simply. For 30 years He drew little or no attention to Himself. Once He started his ministry, He did not announce Himself with trumpets and grandure. He did not declare Himself "ruler of the world" and demand that all obey Him. Instead He allowed Himself to be baptised by a wild-looking man (John the Bapist) with no displays of there being anything special about him, other than the signs and sounds heard by John the Bapist and perhaps a few others. The humility and meekness of Jesus was one reason the Pharisees and many Jews did not recognise Him as the Messiah. They were expecting a worldy King who would liberate them from Roman rule, and make the Jews Kings of the World. Jesus made it very clear that His Kingdom was not of this world, and that He would not change their worldy circumstances, which led to many not accepting Him as their expected Messiah.
Of course the greatest example of His humility and meekness was his allowing His created creatures to persecute Him and kill His human body on the cross. This by one who came meaning no harm, seeking to enlighten and who had all power over heaven and earth to prevent what happened and punish those who did this. Instead, as a demonstration of His great mercy, He begged His Father to forgive them (who or what His father was is a topic covered in other posts). If Jesus is who he says He is (the Father and I are one) then He also demonstrates great patience, given all the evil that takes place in the world, yet which He allows so as not to interfere with our spiritual freedom, as part of our free-will test (all our choices to do either good or evil, to accept or reject Him and His teaching).
Thus Jesus did not go and establish grand institutions (the Catholic Chuch came much later, and many might say some aspects of it are an abomination given His teachings: no graven images, do not call anyone on earth Father, etc), he did help the poor, sick and needy - but only those that were near, and whom He encountered on His travels. He did not establish grand charities to feed the poor, nor did He do anything beyond His immediate location and people He could deal with personally.
So what can we learn? We learn that both women and men do not need to be great and recognised in the world. A humble position is life is perfectly acceptable. In fact, it is most likely preferable to Him. What matters are not grand deeds, which win one much acclaim, but rather small meaningful things, done from a kind and loving heart. Kind thoughts are more important than worldy fame. Actions from a kind heart, are worth even more - no matter how great or small those actions may be. The lesson is that it is fine to be a humble father, husband, mother, wife, or just ourselves. That we should accept difficulties without excessive complaint, and certainly without hating those that cause our difficulties. It does not imply that we should not try to improve the world, we should act as our conscience tells us - as long as our actions are not driven by selfish needs of our own i.e as long as our intentions are good and pure the actions are acceptable to God.
The teachings of Jesus do not mean that it is unnacceptable for a man or a woman to hold high office, what it means is that if we do hold high office we must not think ourselves better than others. Any respect and acclaim should be considered as due to the position, not ourselves (if we are in that position). And even if we think others are acting appallingly, we are not to judge them as people (we can perhaps judge whether we think the action is good or not). Bad people can become good, and good people can act badly. We are not to know what trials and burdens another has had to bear, but we can be sure that some souls are tested more than others. That your test is not so hard, may simply come down to the fact that you are not strong enough to bear such tests (as scripture says He will not give people burdens they cannot bear), rather than any innate superiority of your own. And if it is true that their soul is weaker than yours, then maybe let that be an opportunity for mercy rather than pride.