Women in Politics

Ingrida Šimonytė

Ingrida Šimonytė

Ingrida Šimonytė (15 November 1974) is a Lithuanian economist and politician currently serving as the Prime Minister of Lithuania since December 2020. She was a member of the Seimas for the Antakalnis constituency …

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Gladys María Bejerano Portela

Gladys María Bejerano Portela

Gladys María Bejerano Portela (7 January 1947) is a Cuban politician who has been the Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba since 2009. A member of the Communist Party, she also serves as the Comptroller …

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Louise Lake-Tack

Louise Lake-Tack

Dame Louise Agnetha Lake-Tack GCMG DStJ (July 26, 1944) is a former Antigua and Barbuda Governor-General. She was the first woman to be elected to the position. Lake-Tack was born in 1944 in Antigua’s St Philip Parish. Before attending …

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Quentin Bryce

Quentin Bryce

Dame Quentin Alice Louise Bryce (December 23, 1942) is an Australian scholar who served as Australia’s 25th Governor-General from 2008 until 2014. She was the 24th Governor of Queensland from 2003 to 2008 and is the first woman …

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Dima Moussa

Dima Moussa

Dima Moussa is a Syrian lawyer, feminist, and politician who was appointed vice president of the Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces’ National Coalition in May 2018. Moussa’s family is from Homs, and she was born in …

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Delcy Rodríguez

Delcy Rodríguez

Delcy Eloína Rodríguez Gómez (18 May 1969) is a Venezuelan politician serving as the country’s vice president since 2018. She also served as Venezuela’s …

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Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh

Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh

Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh (25 December 1959) is a Vietnamese politician who is the former Vice President of Vietnam from 2016 to 2021. Thịnh was born in Quảng Nam, South Vietnam. She was once the Acting …

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Zuzana Čaputová

Zuzana Čaputová

Zuzana Čaputová (21 June 1973) is a Slovak lawyer, politician, and environmental activist who is currently serving as President of Slovakia since 15 June 2019. She is the first …

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Sophie Wilmès Stone

Sophie Wilmès Stone

Sophie Wilmès Stone (15 January 1975) is a Belgian politician currently serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2020. A member of the Reformist …

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Sanna Marin

Sanna Marin

Sanna Mirella Marin (November 16, 1985) is a Finnish politician who is the youngest woman to serve as prime minister of Finland since 2019. She first entered the Finnish parliament in 2015 as a member of the Social Democratic …

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Salome Zourabichvili

Salome Zourabichvili

Salome Zourabichvili (March 18 1952) is a French–Georgian politician and a former diplomat who is currently serving as the fifth President of Georgia since …

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Michelle Lujan Grisham

Michelle Lujan Grisham

Michelle Lynn Lujan Grisham (October 24, 1959) is an American lawyer and politician currently serving as the 32nd governor of New Mexico since 2019. She previously …

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Maia Sandu

Maia Sandu

Maia Sandu (24 May 1972) is a Moldovan politician currently serving as the President of Moldova since 2020. She is the former Prime Minister of Moldova and …

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Lou Leon Guerrero

Lou Leon Guerrero

Lourdes Aflague “Lou” Leon Guerrero (November 8, 1950) is a Guamanian politician, businesswoman, and nurse currently serving as the 9th Governor of Guam since 2019. Guerrero was born and raised in Guam. She went to the ..

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Kate Brown

Kate Brown

Katherine Brown (21 June 1960) is an American lawyer and politician currently serving as the 38th governor of Oregon since 2015. She is a Democratic Party member and has served three terms as state representative of the 13th district of …

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Kristi Noem

Kristi Noem

Kristi Lynn Noem (November 30, 1971) is an American politician currently serving as the 33rd governor of South Dakota since January 2019. She is a member of the Republican Party and …

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Dame Sandra Mason

Dame Sandra Mason

Dame Sandra Prunella Mason (17 January 1949), GCMG, D.A., Q.C., is an attorney who is the 8th Governor-General of Barbados since 2018. She is the first Bajan appointee to the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral …

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Dame Susan Dougan

Dame Susan Dougan

Dame Susan Dilys Dougan (3 March 1955), GCMG OBE, is the Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines since 2019. She is a former Chief Education Officer and Cabinet Secretary of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines …

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Gina Raimondo

Gina Raimondo

Gina Marie Raimondo (May 17, 1971) is an American politician currently serving as the 40th United States Secretary of Commerce since 2021. A venture capitalist and member of the Democratic Party, Raimondo previously served …

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Dame Cécile La Grenade

Dame Cécile La Grenade

Dame Cécile Ellen Fleurette La Grenade (30 December 1952), GCMG DStJ OBE, is a Grenadian food scientist currently serving as the governor-general of Grenada since 2013.

La Grenade was born in La Borie, St. George’s, Grenada. She attended St. Louis’s RC Girls School and received her Secondary school education at St Joseph’s Convent, St. Georges. She pursued her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of the West Indies …

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Gretchen Whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer

Gretchen Esther Whitmer (August 23, 1971) is an American attorney, educator, and politician serving as the 49th governor of Michigan since 2019.

Whitmer hails from Lansing, Michigan. She graduated from Forest Hills Central High School and earned a BA degree in communications from Michigan State University

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Sahle Work Zewde

Sahle Work Zewde

Sahle-Work Zewde (February 21, 1950) is an Ethiopian politician and career diplomat who is currently the 5th president of Ethiopia, the first woman to hold office. She was elected by the Federal Parliamentary Assembly on October 25, 2018.

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Paula-Mae Weekes

Paula-Mae Weekes

Paula-Mae Weekes (December 23, 1958) is a judge who is the 6th President of Trinidad and Tobago. Weekes is the only incumbent female President in the Americas since November 8, 2020, and is the first female President and the second female head of State in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Mia Mottley

Mia Mottley

Mia Amor Mottley (October 1, 1965) is a Barbadian politician and attorney who is currently the Prime Minister of Barbados. A leader of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), she is the first woman and eighth person to hold Barbados’ prime minister position.

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Mette Frederiksen

Mette Frederiksen

Mette Frederiksen (19 November 1977) is a Danish politician who is the Prime Minister of Denmark since June 2019. A Leader of the Social Democrats since June 2015, she is the second woman to hold office and the youngest prime minister in the country’s history.

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Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly

Laura J. Kelly (24 January 1950) is an American politician currently serving as the 48th Governor of Kansas since 2019. She has represented the 18th district in the Kansas Senate from 2005 to 2019 and ran for governor in the 2018 election.

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Janet Mills

Janet Mills

Janet Trafton Mills (December 30, 1947) is an American politician, lawyer, serving as the 75th governor of Maine since January 2019. Mills is the first woman governor in Maine’s history who earned more votes than any governor in the state. She is also the first governor since 1966 to win a majority of votes for her first term.

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Kim Reynolds

Kim Reynolds

Kimberly Kay Reynolds (August 4, 1959) is an American politician currently serving as the 43rd Governor of Iowa since 2017. She is the first woman to be elected to the state’s highest office in November 2018.

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Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern (July 26, 1980) is a politician and Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party and is the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand since 2017. At age 37, she became the country’s third female and first youngest prime minister after more than 150 years.

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Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Katrín Jakobsdóttir (February 1, 1976) is an Icelandic politician who is the 28th and current prime minister of Iceland since 2017. She is a member of the Althing for the Reykjavík North constituency since 2007 and chairperson of the Left-Green Movement since 2013.

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