More and more nations are electing women to prominent political positions, including presidents, although males throughout history have controlled the majority of countries.
On September 1, 2021, there were 26 female heads of state or government in 24 nations, according to the UN Women division. In addition to their inventive and successful leadership, several of these women are being hailed for bringing new views to the issues that their nations confront.
A representation of female leaders of the state
Many believe that New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, was responsible for keeping the coronavirus epidemic from spreading in her nation. New Zealand was the first nation to reopen safely because of her no-nonsense strategy, which included promptly closing down the country and isolating virus infections.
Katrin Jakobsdottir, the prime minister of Iceland’s tiny island nation, is a woman. Since being the first nation to elect a female head of state in 1980, Iceland has a long history of doing so.
In the wake of Iceland’s 2008 financial catastrophe, Jakobsdottir has helped pioneer initiatives to make the nation carbon neutral by 2040 and revive the economy.
As a 13-year-old girl, Saara Kuugongelwa was deported from her native Namibia. She then went on to get a Ph.D. in economics at the university level. The country’s first budget surplus in its history is a result of her efforts to combat corruption and her emphasis on budgetary discipline.
Nepal’s president, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, has stressed the need for gender equality in the wake of the tragic earthquake that ravaged the nation.
Rohingya refugees escaping atrocities in Myanmar were welcomed into Bangladesh by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed, a former political prisoner.
Also See: Countries With Constitutions 2022
No woman has been elected President of the United States, yet it is making progress in achieving gender equality. By the year 2022, women will make up a quarter of the United States Congress, and Kamala Harris will be the first African-American and Asian-American woman vice president in the country’s history.
|Country||Leader||Position||Duration of Service|
|Bangladesh||Sheikh Hasina Wajed||Prime Minister||2009-present|
|Denmark||Mette Frederiksen||Prime Minister||2019-present|
|Estonia||Kaja Kallas||Prime Minister||2021-present|
|Finland||Sanna Marin||Prime Minister||2019-present|
|Gabon||Rose Christiane Raponda||Prime Minister||2020-present|
|Hong Kong||Carrie Lam||Chief Executive||2016-present|
|Iceland||Katrin Jakobsdottir||Prime Minister||2017-present|
|Lithuania||Ingrida Šimonytė||Prime Minister||2020-present|
|Namibia||Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila||Prime Minister||2015-present|
|Nepal||Bidhya Devi Bhandari||President||2015-present|
|New Zealand||Jacinda Ardern||Prime Minister||2017-present|
|Samoa||Fiamē Naomi Mata'afa||Prime Minister||2021-present|
|Serbia||Ana Brnabić||Prime Minister||2017-present|
|Sweden||Magdalena Andersson||Prime Minister||2021-present|
|Tanzania||Samia Suluhu Hassan||Prime Minister||2021-present|
|Togo||Victoire Tomegah Dogbé||Prime Minister||2020-present|
|Tunisia||Najla Bouden Ramadhane||Prime Minister||2021-present|
|Uganda||Robinah Nabbanja||Prime Minister||2021-present|