Women in Politics
Viola Alexander Lyles (28 September 1952) is an American politician and a Democrat currently serving as the 59th mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, since 2017. Being America’s 16th largest city with over 900000 residents, Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities grown by double-digits each decade from 1960 through today.
Muriel Elizabeth Bowser (August 2, 1972) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party, serving as the eighth mayor of the District of Columbia since 2015. She is the second female Mayor of the District of Columbia after Sharon Pratt and the first woman to be re-elected to that position.
London Nicole Breed (August 11, 1974) is an American politician currently the 45th mayor of San Francisco. She is the first African-American woman Mayor in the City’s history. Breed formerly served as supervisor for District 5 and was president of the Board of Supervisors from 2015 to 2018.
Kersti Kaljulaid (30 December 1969) is an Estonian politician elected the President of the Republic of Estonia. She was sworn in on 10 October 2016 for a term of 5 years. Before the presidential elections, Kersti served from 2004 to 2016 as a Member of the European Court of Auditors.
Jenny Anne Durkan (May 19, 1958) is an American attorney and politician serving as the 56th mayor of Seattle, Washington. She is the first woman to be leading the city in nearly a century. She is the daughter of Martin Durkan, a member of the Democratic Party, who was one of the most powerful politicians in Washington state.
More and more women are rising the ranks to lead countries and global organizations globally. In fact, as per a Pew Research Center study, since 2005, the amount of world leaders who are women has more than doubled.
However, still, a lot of work needs to be accomplished. In the U.S., women hold smaller than 5 percent of the C-suite