Category: Female Leaders
Chancellor of Germany

Chancellor of Germany

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (Re-elected for the 4th term on Sept 25, 2017) Angela Merkel was sworn in as Chancellor on November 22, 2005. She is the first woman and the first East German to hold this office. Her CV traces her rise from an academic to a political career. Born on 17...Read More »

Doris Leuthard, President of Switzerland

President of Switzerland

Doris Leuthard, President of Switzerland (elected on Dec 7, 2016) From 1 August 2006 till 31 October 2010 she was head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs (the Swiss commerce minister). Since 1 November 2010 she is head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications. She was elected President of...Read More »

Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall Island

President of the Marshall Islands

Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall Island (since Jan 28, 2016) Hilda Cathy Heine (born April 6, 1951) is a Marshallese educator and politician, currently serving as the eighth President of the Marshall Islands, the first woman to hold the office. Prior to assuming office, she served as the Minister of Education. She was the...Read More »

Tsai Ing-wen, President of Taiwan

President of Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen, President of Taiwan (elected on Jan 16, 2016. Takes office on May 20, 2016) Tsai Ing-wen (born 31 August 1956) is the first woman elected to the office. She is also the first president to be of Hakka and Aboriginal descent (1/4 Paiwan from her grandmother), first unmarried president, and the first to...Read More »

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal

President of Nepal

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal (elected on Oct 28, 2015) Bidhya Devi Bhandari (Nepali: विद्यादेवी भण्डारी; born 19 June 1961) is the second and current President of Nepal and the first woman to hold the office. She was the vice-chairperson of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) and chair of All Nepal Women...Read More »

Ameenah Gurib, President of Mauritus

President of Mauritius

Ameenah Gurib, President of Mauritus (since Jun 5, 2015) Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, CSK, PhD (born October 17, 1959) is a Mauritian Biodiversity Scientist who serves as President of the Republic, taking office from 5 June 2015. As such, she is the Head of State and Commander in Chief of the Republic of Mauritius. In December 2014,...Read More »

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