Women leaders around the world
Giorgia Meloni -
Brothers of Italy party leader Giorgia Meloni won a general election that made her Italy’s first female prime minister back in September 2022.
Liz Truss -
Liz Truss was announced as the new UK Prime Minister in 2022, replacing Boris Johnson who resigned in disgrace in July over multiple scandals.
Magdalena Andersson -
The Swedish parliament made a historic decision in November 2021 when Magdalena Andersson, the country's first female prime minister, was voted into office.
Angela Merkel - Angela Merkel served as Chancellor of Germany from 2005 until 2021, and was widely considered the de facto head of the EU.
Simonetta Sommaruga - Sommaruga is a key member of the Swiss Federal Council, and was president of the Swiss Confederation in 2020.
Jeanine Áñez -
After Evo Morales' resignation, she served as the Interim President of Bolivia from 2019 to 2020.
Kersti Kaljulaid - Kersti Kaljulaid was Estonia's first female leader since the country declared independence in 1919.
Mette Frederiksen -
Mette Frederiksen is a Danish politician. On June 27, 2019, she was elected Prime Minister of Denmark.
Ana Brnabić - Ana Brnabić has broken boundaries as Serbia's first female, and first openly gay person, to become prime minister.
Halimah Yacob - Halimah Yacob is Singapore's first female president, and the eighth overall.
Paula-Mae Weekes -
Paula-Mae Weekes has been President of her home country, Trinidad and Tobago, since 2018. She is the first woman in this role.
Sanna Marin -
Sanna Marin has been Prime Minister of the Republic of Finland since December 10, 2019, when she was only 34 years old.
Lucille George-Wout -
Lucille George-Wout has served as the Governor of Curaçao since 2013.
Patsy Reddy - Reddy was a partner of a law firm before she transitioned into politics. She was the 21st Governor-General of New Zealand.
Julie Payette -
Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, appointed Julie Payette as the country's governor general. She served from October 2017 to January 2021.