Women Political Leaders

Throughout history, there have been many women political leaders who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female political leaders such as Hillary Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Gandhi.The women political leaders featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

1Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris
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Famous As: US Senator
Birthday: 20 October 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
A Democrat politician and lawyer, Kamala Harris is Joe Biden's running mate in the 2020 US Presidential election. Half-Indian, half-Jamaican, Harris is the first South Asian-American to be chosen as the running mate of a major political party's presidential candidate.

2Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Famous As: Politician
Birthday: 13 October 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

3Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthday: 26 March 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

A congresswoman from California and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi is a member of the Democratic Party. She is the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history and the only woman in US history to serve as the speaker. She played a key role in the passage of the 2010 Tax Relief Act.

4Tammy Duckworth

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Famous As: U.S. Representative
Birthday: 12 March 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Thai, American

A war veteran who lost both her legs during the Iraq War, Tammy Duckworth is a symbol of courage and resilience. Her never-say-die spirit enabled her to become the first woman with a disability and the first Thai-American woman to earn a seat in Congress. She is the first member of Senate to give birth while in office.

5Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley
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Famous As: Governor of South Carolina
Birthday: 20 January 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Born to Indian immigrant parents, Nikki Haley went on to become the first Indian-American to hold an office in South Carolina and later became its governor—the first woman and second Indian American to be appointed governor in the US. A published author, she has also served as the US ambassador to the United Nations.

6Karen Bass

Karen Bass
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Famous As: Politician
Birthday: 03 October 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

7Kristi Noem

Kristi Noem
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Famous As: Politician
Birthday: 30 November 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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8Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton
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Famous As: Former First Lady, Political Leader
Birthday: 26 October 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Married to former US president, Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton served as the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Thereafter, she became the first First Lady to hold US senator office. The former Secretary of State in the administration of Barrack Obama also fought and lost, as a Democratic nominee, the 2016 presidential election against Donald Trump.

9Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher
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Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthday: 13 October 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: 08 April 2013

United Kingdom’s first female Prime Minister and also the longest serving Prime Minister in the 20th century, Margaret Thatcher served three consecutive terms in the office from 1979 till 1990. Her political views and leadership approach, known as Thatcherism, got her the nickname of Iron Lady. Though controversial, she prominently ranks high in the list of the best British Prime Ministers.

10Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard
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Famous As: Politician
Birthday: 12 April 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

11Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly
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Famous As: Radio personality, Lawyer, Political activist, Journalist
Birthday: 15 August 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: 05 September 2016

12Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos
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Famous As: United States Secretary of Education
Birthday: 08 January 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Betsy DeVos, the current United States Secretary of Education, is famous for her support for school voucher programs, school choice, and charter schools. Also known for her philanthropy and activism, Betsy DeVos launched the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in 1989. The foundation donates to hospitals, arts organizations, health research, Christian schools, etc.

13Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern
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Famous As: Prime Minister of New Zealand
Birthday: 26 July 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: New Zealander

In October 2017, the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, became the world's youngest female head of government at age 37. Her government’s primary focus has been on the housing crisis, child poverty and social inequality. Ardern was praised for the way she led her country after the Christchurch mosque shootings in March 2019. She led her party to victory in 2020 general elections.

14Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar
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Famous As: U.S. Representative
Birthday: 04 October 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Ilhan Omar became the first woman of color to serve as Minnesota's representative in the United States Congress when she was elected in 2019. A popular and influential politician, she supports universal healthcare, affordable housing, and student loan debt forgiveness. Also a human rights and LGBT rights activist, she was featured in Maroon 5's Girls Like You music video.

15Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel
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Famous As: Chancellor of Germany
Birthday: 17 July 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German

The current chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel is widely described as the world's most powerful woman. Also considered the de facto leader of the European Union (EU), Angela Merkel has played an important role in strengthening international trade agreements. In 2020, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People.

16Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India
Birthday: 19 November 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: 31 October 1984

The third Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi served as PM from 1966 till 1977 and then again from 1980 till her assassination in October 1984. She is considered one of India’s strongest PM and is hailed for leading India to victory over Pakistan in 1971, which resulted in the creation of Bangladesh. However, she is also categorised as authoritarian and is criticised for imposing Emergency in 1975.

17Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin
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Famous As: Former Governor of Alaska
Birthday: 11 February 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

In 2006, American politician Sarah Palin became the youngest and first female governor of Alaska. A couple of years later, she became the first Republican woman to become a vice presidential candidate. After resigning as the governor of Alaska, she got associated with Fox News, authored a number of books and also appeared in a reality television series. 

18Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice
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Famous As: Former United States Secretary of State
Birthday: 14 November 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

The 66th United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made history in 2005 when she became the first female black Secretary of State. She is also the first female to serve as National Security Advisor, a position which she served from 2001 to 2005. One of the most powerful women in the world at one point of time, she has been depicted in Hollywood films.

19Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro
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Famous As: Politician
Birthday: 26 August 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: 26 March 2011

20Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple
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Famous As: Actress
Birthday: 23 April 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: 10 February 2014

After starting her film career at the age of three, Shirley Temple went on to become Hollywood's highest-grossing child actress from 1935 to 1938. She is the epitome of popular child stars who lose their charm as they grow up. Despite failing as an adult actress, she is ranked 18th in the greatest female screen legends of Classic Hollywood list.

21Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren
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Famous As: United States Senator
Birthday: 22 June 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

22Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm
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Famous As:
Birthday: 30 November 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: 01 January 2005

23Nicolle Wallace

Nicolle Wallace
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Famous As: Political Commentator
Birthday: 04 February 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

24Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein
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Famous As: Politician
Birthday: 22 June 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

25Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
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Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthday: 11 October 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: 07 November 1962

26Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi
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Famous As: Former President of Indian National Congress
Birthday: 09 December 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian, Italian

27Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Australia
Birthday: 29 September 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Australian

28Elaine Chao

Elaine Chao
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Famous As: United States Secretary of Transportation
Birthday: 26 March 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

29Chrystia Freeland

Chrystia Freeland
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Famous As: Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
Birthday: 02 August 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian

30Eva Perón

Eva Perón
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Famous As: Actress
Birthday: 07 May 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Argentinian
Died: 26 July 1952

31Martha McSally

Martha McSally
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Famous As: Politician
Birthday: 22 March 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

32Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon
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Famous As: First Minister of Scotland
Birthday: 19 July 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British, Scottish

33Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney
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Famous As: U.S. Representative
Birthday: 28 July 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

34Kim Yo-jong

Kim Yo-jong
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Famous As: Younger Sister of Kim Jong-un
Birthday: 26 September 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: North Korean

35Susan Collins

Susan Collins
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Famous As: Political Leaders
Birthday: 07 December 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

36Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto
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Famous As:
Birthday: 21 June 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: 27 December 2007

37Jayasudha

Jayasudha
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Famous As: Actress
Birthday: 17 December 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

38Pramila Jayapal

Pramila Jayapal
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Famous As: Politician
Birthday: 21 September 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

39Rakhi Sawant

Rakhi Sawant
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Famous As: Model, Actor
Birthday: 25 November 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

40Kate Brown

Kate Brown
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthday: 21 June 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

41Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi
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Famous As: actor
Birthday: 18 September 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

42Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi
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Famous As: Political Leader (Freedom Fighter) of Myanmar
Birthday: 19 June 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Burmese

43Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos
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Famous As: Filipino Politician
Birthday: 02 July 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Filipino

44Isha Koppikar

Isha Koppikar
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Famous As: Actress
Birthday: 19 September 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

45Ronna McDaniel

Ronna McDaniel
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Famous As: Politician
Birthday: 20 March 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

46Joni Ernst

Joni Ernst
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Famous As: Politician
Birthday: 01 July 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

47Vanisri

Vanisri
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Famous As: Actress
Birthday: 03 August 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

48Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar
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Famous As: Politician
Birthday: 25 May 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

49Pam Bondi

Pam Bondi
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Famous As: Former Florida Attorney General
Birthday: 17 November 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

50Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Famous As: Writer, Politician, Activist, Feminist
Birthday: 13 November 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American