Women have ruled the empires and tribes since ancient civilisation. The first appointed female head of state didn’t take office until 1960, when Sirivamo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka became the world’s first female elected Premier, serving as head of the government.  Here is the list of female presidents around the world in 2019.

 

Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir – Iceland

Female presidents around the world – Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir

Prime Minister Erna Solberg – Norway

Women heads of state – Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed – Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari – Nepal

female presidents around the world – President Bidhya Devi Bhandari

President Tsai Ing-wen – Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen

Prime Minister Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern – New Zealand

Female presidents around the world – Prime Minister Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović – Croatia

Prime Minister Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Chancellor Angela Dorothea Merkel – Germany

Female presidents around the world – Chancellor Angela Merkel

Prime minister Ana Brnabić – Serbia

Prime Minister Ana Brnabić

Prime minister Mia Mottley – Barbados

Prime Minister Mia Mottley

President Marie-louise Coleiro Preca – Malta

President Marie- louise Coleiro Preca

President Hilda Heine – Marshall Islands

President Hilda Heine

President Dalia Grybauskaitė – Lithuania

President Dalia Grybauskaitė

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa – Namibia

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa

President Sahle-Work Zewde – Ethiopia

President Sahle-Work Zewde

President Zuzana Čaputová -Slovakia

President Zuzana Čaputová

Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes – Aruba

Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes

President Halimah Yacob – Singapore

President Halimah Yacob

President Salome Zurabishvili – Georgia

President Salome Zurabishvili

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila – Romania

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila

President Kersti Kaljulaid – Estonia

Women heads of state – Prime Minister Kersti Kaljulaid

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