Let us look at the below list of Top 10 Most Famous Women Political Leaders in The World till 2016-2017. Political female leaders have influenced the world’s politics greatly having very powerful positions in countries, states or empires. Despite the fact that politics has been topic that most women hate or are not interested in, there are women around the globe that have been very famous for their political leadership during the period they were in reign. Some of these women are leading persons in so many political positions, financial service sector, companies and social activities as well as corporate sectors. The feminist movement was started in the 19th century in the Western world was the origin of Female politics. At this time Margaret Thatcher became the first female prime minister in Britain in the year 1979. Since then there have been legendary female political leaders who greatly influenced the change of global politics and economy. Below is the list of the top, most famous and powerful political women leaders that I found worth to mention here.
List of Top 10 Most Famous Women Political Leaders in The World till 2016-2017
10. Golda Meir
Golda Meir was born on 3rd May 1898. She was an Israel teacher, a politician and a well-known stateswoman. She served in the Foreign and Labour Ministry as the Minister before she was appointed as the Israel Prime Minister. On 17th March she was elected to be the Prime Minister of the state of Israel. She also was once an actress since she was cast in the movie “I was there in color”. She died on 8th December in Jerusalem, Israel. She was such a powerful lady, one of the 10 most famous women political leaders.
9. Dilma Rousseff
Dilma who is also known as Vana is a famous politician and economist in Brazil. She is the first and only woman so far to be the President of Brazil. She was the 36th President of the republic of Brazil. She served at this office from the year 2011 until the year 2016 when she was impeached and removed from power on 31st August. Previously, she was the Staff Chief to the previous President Luiz Lula from 2005 to the year 2011.
8. Laura Chinchilla
Laura is a famous politician from Costa Rica and was the first woman to be the president in Costa Rica and the 6th female president elect of a Latin-American State. She Costa Rica’s President from 2010 to 2014. She was previously a Vice President during President Oscar Arias rule and also the Justice Minister. She also won the ‘Glamour Award The Chosen Ones’ Award. She is one of the most famous women political leaders.
7. Johanna Sigurdardottir
Johanna was born on 4th October 1942. She is a famous politician from Iceland. Johanna is the former Prime Minister of the republic of Iceland. She was the first Prime Minister of Iceland. She is the first openly lesbian to be a famous and powerful politician. Johanna is also a former Minister in the ministry of Social Affairs and Security. She is one of the 100 most Powerful Female politicians in the world according to Forbes.
6. Cristina Fernández
Cristina was born on the year 1953 in a place called La Plata in Argentina. She is a well-known politician and lawyer in Argentina. Cristina is the former Argentina’s President. She was the 55th President of this country and the first female President elect in this nation. She fought for and still fights for human rights in Argentina. Cristina too is one of the most famous women political leaders around the globe.
5. Benazir Bhutto
She was born in June 1953. Bhutto was the first woman ever to become a powerful leader in Pakistan, an Islamic nation. She was the eleventh Prime Minister of the country of Pakistan back in the year 1971. She led Pakistan Peoples’ Party. Bhutto won the UN prize/ award in the field of human rights. She headed Pakistan twice before she was assassinated in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on 2007 in a bombing two weeks just before the 2008 Pakistan general elections.
4. Sheikh Hasina Wajed
Shaikh Hasina is a 68-year-old woman who is a popular and very powerful politician in Bangladesh. She is currently the Prime Minister in her country and has been in office since the year 2009. She also formerly served the same position from 1996 to the year 2001. She is a very strong woman politically and in life. She has led very powerful political party known as the Bangladesh Awami League as its president since the year 1981. She is also one important member of the Women World Leaders Council whose main concern in development of women.
3. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Ellen Johnson is a 77-year-old obviously born on 1938. She is the twenty fourth president of Liberia. She has been the President of this nation since 2006 up to now. Formerly, she served as the Finance Minister under President William almost two years. She helped in the founding the Liberia’s National Patriotic Front. Ellen Also won the Nobel Peace Award in 2011. She has been one of the most powerful women political leaders in the world.
2. Julia Gillard
Julia is an active politician and former Australia’s Prime Minister. She was the twenty seventh Prime Minister of Australia who was in office from 2010 to the year 2013. She led the Labor Party of Australia. She is one of the most famous women leaders.
1. Angela Merkel
Angela is a 62-year-old woman who is a very famous stateswoman in Germany and the first German female Chancellor. She has been the Chancellor of Germany since the year 2005 until now. She has also been the head of Christian Democratic Union from the year 2000 until now. She was formerly appointed cabinet minister by Chancellor Kohl. She plays a crucial role in the management of the Financial crisis in Europe. Angela is the one of most powerful women in politics globally. She is a living example for other politicians to look up to.
Women have become as powerful as men can be. These top famous political have influenced politics, economics and general development of their countries and have fought for human rights as hardworking as they are. That is why most of them have been rightfully elected and stay in power for so many years. What a man can do, a woman can also do.