Finnish Female Leaders

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Sanna Marin
(The 46th Prime Minister of Finland)
Sanna Marin
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Birthdate: November 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Finland’s 46th prime minister, Sanna Marin has also previously been the country’s minister of transport and communications. A Social Democratic Party member, she was dragged into a controversy after a video of her partying and dancing became viral in 2022, with critics accusing her of drug abuse.

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Tarja Halonen
(The First Woman to be Finland's President)
Tarja Halonen
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Birthdate: December 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Finland’s 11th president, Tarja Halonen was also the first Finnish female politician to hold the post. Initially a lawyer at the Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions, she stepped into politics as the parliamentary secretary of Finnish prime minister Kalevi Sorsa. She has also been Finland’s minister of justice and foreign affairs.

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Maria Ohisalo
(Finnish Politician and Green League Leader)
Maria Ohisalo
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Birthdate: March 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Finland’s minister of the environment and climate change, Maria Ohisalo has also led her country as its minister of the interior. The Green League leader is also determined to eradicate poverty and homelessness, as she herself grew up amid poverty and had a tough childhood with an alcoholic father.

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Katri Kulmuni
(35th Deputy Prime Minister of Finland)
Katri Kulmuni
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Birthdate: September 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tornio, Finland

Finland’s 35th deputy prime minister, politician Katri Kulmuni has also led her country as its minister of finance and economic affairs. The Center Party leader had headed several governing boards, such as that of the World Bank. In 2020, she resigned from the ministry after being accused of spending public money on media training.

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Li Andersson
(Finnish Leftist Politician and Minister)
Li Andersson
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Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turku, Southwest Finland, Finland

Finnish Left Alliance politician Li Andersson serves as her country’s minister of education. A socialist feminist, she is also a member of Turku’s City Council. She has also been active in trade unions and has fought for human rights. She has previously led the youth wing of her party, Left Youth.

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Mari Kiviniemi
(The 41st Prime Minister of Finland)
Mari Kiviniemi
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Birthdate: September 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seinäjoki, Finland

Finland’s 41st prime minister, Mari Kiviniemi was also the country’s second female politician to hold the post. She has previously led the Center Party as its leader and las also led Finland as its minister of public administration and foreign trade. She has also been associated with the OECD as its deputy secretary-general.

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Laura Huhtasaari
(Finns Party Politician and a Member of the European Parliament)
Laura Huhtasaari
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Birthdate: March 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mänttä, Pirkanmaa, Finland

Finns Party politician Laura Huhtasaari, who has been a Finnish MP for Satakunta, has also represented Finland as a Member of the European Parliament. Initially an elementary and special education teacher, she stepped into politics as a member of the City Council of Pori. She has previously been accused of plagiarizing her MSc. thesis.

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Annika Saarikko
(Deputy Prime Minister of Finland)
Annika Saarikko
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Birthdate: November 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oripää, Southwest Finland, Finland

Annika Saarikko is a Finnish politician and the current Deputy Prime Minister of Finland as well as the Minister of Finance. A prominent political leader, Saarikko served as the Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services from 2017 to 2019. She also served as the Minister of Science and Culture on two occasions; in 2019 and from 2020 to 2021.

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Anna-Maja Henriksson
(Finnish Political Leader)
Anna-Maja Henriksson
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Birthdate: January 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jakobstad, Ostrobothnia, Finland

Anna-Maja Henriksson is a Finnish politician and the current Minister of Justice. An influential politician, she had previously served as the Minister of Justice from 22 June 2011 to 29 May 2015. Anna-Maja Henriksson has also been leading the Swedish People's Party since 2016.

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Sari Essayah
(Finnish Former Athlete Who Specialized in Race Walking)
Sari Essayah
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Birthdate: February 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haukivuori, Finland

Sari Essayah is a Finnish former athlete who specialized in race walking. A former European champion and world champion in the 10,000 metres event, Essayah created seven national records during her athletic career. After retiring from sports, Sari Essayah became a politician and is currently serving as the president of the Christian Democrats party.

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Ritva Elomaa
(Legendary Finnish Bodybuilder and Member of Finnish Parliament for Finland Proper)
Ritva Elomaa
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Birthdate: June 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lokalahti, Southwest Finland, Finland

A radiology nurse, Ritva Elomaa made her name as a successful bodybuilder. An IFBB Hall of Famer, she was the only non-American to be named Ms. Olympia till 2000. She also had a stint as a pop singer and was later elected to the Finnish parliament as part of the Finns Party.

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Anne Berner
(Swiss-Finnish Politician and Business Executive)
Anne Berner
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Birthdate: January 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Anne Berner is a Swiss-Finnish politician and business executive. She is best known for her service as the Minister of Transport and Communications from 2015 to 2019. She is also known for leading an interior design company named Vallila Interior. Berner became a household name in Finland when she appeared in the TV show, Dragons' Den of Finland and Sweden.