Who Run The World?

Girls.

Currently 6.3% of world leaders are women.

world leaders

12/178 Heads of State, the highest representatives of a country, are women.

Chile– Michelle Bachelet has been president since 2014. She is the former Executive Director of UN Women and the first president since 1932 to win twice in the presidential elections.

Croatia– Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović has been president since 2015.  She is the former Croatian Ambassador to the UN and former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs.

Denmark– Margrethe II has been Queen of Denmark since 1972.

Estonia– Kersti Kaljulaid has been president since 2016. She was the first woman to hold the office as the youngest President of Estonia.

Liberia– Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been president since 2006. She is the former Minister of Finance and the first elected female head of state in Africa.  In 2011 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Lithuania– Dalia Grybauskaite has been president since 2009. She is the first woman to hold the office and the first President of Lithuania to be re-elected. She is the former European Commissioner for Financial Programming as well as the Budget and for Education and Culture.

Malta– Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has been president since 2014. She is the former Minister for the Family and Social Solidarity.

Mauritius– Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been president since 2015. She was the first woman to hold the office.

The Marshall Islands– Hilda Heine has been president since 2016. She was the first woman to hold the office and she previously served as the Minister of Education.  She was also the first person in the Marshall Islands to earn a doctorate degree.

Nepal– Bidhya Devi Bhandari has been president since 2015.  She was the first woman to hold the office and formerly served as Minister of Defense.

United Kingdom– Elisabeth II has been Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms since 1952.  She is currently the longest reigning monarch and head of state.

Switzerland– Doris Leuthard has been President of Switzerland since 2015.  She is the former vice president of the country.

heads of state

7/137 Heads of Government are women.

Bangladesh– Sheikh Hasina Wajed has been prime minister since 2009 and is in her third term.

Germany– Angela Merkel has been chancellor since 2005.  She is leader of the Christian Democratic Union and the former minister for both the Environment and Women and Youth.

Myanmar– Aung San Suu Kyi has been state counsellor since 2016 and was the recipient of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.

Namibia– Saara Kuugongelwa has been prime minister since 2015. She formerly served as the Minister of Finance.

Norway– Erna Solberg has been prime minister since 2013.  She is leader of the Conservative Party, and the former Minister of Local Government and Regional Development.

Poland– Beata Szydło has been prime minister since 2015.  She is the Vice-Chairman of the Law and Justice Party.

United Kingdom– Theresa May has been prime minister since 2016.  She is leader of the Conservative Party and former Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities.

So who run the world?

-MK

 

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