Women Presidents

Throughout history, there have been many women presidents who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female presidents such as Park Geun-hye, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Dilma Rousseff, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Corazon Aquino.The women presidents featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel.
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Famous As: Chancellor of Germany
Birthdate: July 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

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.

 2 Jeanine Anez

Jeanine Anez.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Joaquin, Bolivia

 3 Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.
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Famous As: Fourth President of Croatia
Birthdate: April 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rijeka
Best known as the first female president of her country, politician Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović also became the youngest Croatian to assume presidency, at 46. The former Fulbright scholar made headlines during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, when she went to Russia in economy class to cheer her team.

 4 Tsai Ing-wen

Tsai Ing-wen.
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Famous As: President of Taiwan
Birthdate: August 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwanese politician and academic, Tsai Ing-wen, is currently serving as the seventh president of the Republic of China (Taiwan). She has been in office since 2016. She is a member of the Democratic Progressive Party and the first female president of Taiwan. As the president, she has taken steps to fund green energy initiatives and supports LGBTQA+ rights.

 5 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
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Famous As: 24th President of Liberia
Birthdate: October 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia

Liberian politician, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, served as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018. She was the first elected female head of state in Africa. An alumnus of the Harvard University, she began her political career in the 1970s and rose through the ranks with time. She is the recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

 6 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
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Famous As: Former President of Argentina
Birthdate: February 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Plata
Lawyer-turned-politician Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is the incumbent vice president of Argentina. She had previously served as the president of her country and the national senator of Buenos Aires. Cristina became the first directly elected lady Argentine president, though her presidency was riddled with corruption scandals and protests.

 7 Park Geun-hye

Park Geun-hye.
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Famous As: 11th President of South Korea
Birthdate: February 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jung District, Taegu, South Korea

Park Geun-hye is a former politician from South Korea. In 2013, Park became the first woman to serve as the president of South Korea. She also became the first president from South Korea to be born after the establishment of the First Republic of Korea. In 2014, Park Geun-hye was named in Forbes magazine's world's most powerful people list.

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 8 Zuzana Čaputová

Zuzana Čaputová
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia

 9 Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff.
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Famous As: 36th President of Brazil
Birthdate: December 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Brazilian economist and politician Dilma Rousseff served as the president of Brazil from 2011 to 2016, becoming the first Brazilian woman president. She has also served as former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s Chief of Staff earlier and has been part of various energy-conservation groups.

 10 Pratibha Patil

Pratibha Patil.
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Famous As: Former President of India
Birthdate: December 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nadgaon, Maharashtra, India

Pratibha Patil served as the president of India from 2007 to 2012 and was the first and only woman to have held the position. The INC member had also been the governor of the Indian state of Rajasthan earlier. She had started her political career as an MLA from Jalgaon.

 11 Corazon Aquino

Corazon Aquino.
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Famous As: Former President of Phillipines
Birthdate: January 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paniqui, Tarlac
Died: August 1, 2009
Corazon Aquino, or Cory Aquino, was the first female president of the Philippines. She led the People Power Revolution after her husband Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.’s assassination and ended the 21-year dictatorial reign of President Ferdinand Marcos. In 1986, Corazon was named Time Magazine’s Woman of the Year.

 12 Isabel Martínez de Perón

Isabel Martínez de Perón.
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Famous As: Former President of Argentina
Birthdate: February 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: La Rioja

The first lady president in the world, Argentine cabaret dancer-turned-politician Isabel Martínez de Perón had taken over the presidency after her husband, President Juan Perón’s death. After being ousted by the military in 1976, she was under a 5-year house arrest. She now lives in a secluded villa near Madrid.

 13 Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ballina, Ireland

 14 Halimah Yacob

Halimah Yacob
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Queen Street, Singapore

 15 Megawati Sukarnoputri

Megawati Sukarnoputri
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 16 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
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Famous As: Former President of Philippines
Birthdate: April 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Metro Manila

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is a Filipino politician and academic. From 2001 to 2010, Arroyo served as the president of the Philippines. Before serving as the president, Arroyo served as a senator and as the vice president of the Philippines. She later served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2018 to 2019.

 17 Vjosa Osmani

Vjosa Osmani
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Titova Mitrovica, SR Serbia, Kosovska, Mitrovica

 18 Mary McAleese

Mary McAleese
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ardoyne, Ireland

 19 Dalia Grybauskaitė

Dalia Grybauskaitė.
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Famous As: President of Lithuania
Birthdate: March 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vilnius

Dalia Grybauskaitė became the first female president of Lithuania and the first to be re-elected. Popularly known as Lithuania’s Iron Lady and often compared to Margaret Thatcher, she has also been the UN Commissioner of the Year. A black belt in karate, she has mastery over four languages.

 20 Sahle-Work Zewde

Sahle-Work Zewde
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Famous As: President of Ethiopia
Birthdate: February 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 21 Chandrika Kumaratunga

Chandrika Kumaratunga.
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Famous As: Fifth President of Sri Lanka
Birthdate: June 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Chandrika Kumaratunga is a Sri Lankan politician who became the first female president when she was elected as the president of Sri Lanka in 1994. Having served as the president from 1994 to 2005, Kumaratunga is the only female Sri Lankan president to date. She also served as the head of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party from 1994 to 2006. 

 22 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: April 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 23 Tarja Halonen

Tarja Halonen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 24 Violeta Chamorro

Violeta Chamorro.
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: October 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rivas, Nicaragua

The only woman to ever serve as the president of Nicaragua, Violeta Chamorro, was born to an affluent cattle rancher and was mostly educated in the U.S. She was married to La Prensa heir Pedro Joaquim Chamorro Cardenal and later took over the operations of the paper.

 25 Joyce Banda

Joyce Banda
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Malemia, Malawi

 26 Dariga Nazarbayeva

Dariga Nazarbayeva
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Temirtau, Kazakhstan

 27 Janet Jagan

Janet Jagan
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 28, 2009

 28 Sabine Bergmann-Pohl

Sabine Bergmann-Pohl
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany

A qualified doctor and a lung diseases specialist, Sabine Bergmann-Pohl had been the head of state of East Germany before the German reunification. She has also led the Volkskammer as its president and was the Federal Minister for Special Affairs under Helmut Kohl. The mother of two is a Protestant.

 29 Laura Chinchilla

Laura Chinchilla.
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Famous As: President of Costa Rica (2010-2014)
Birthdate: March 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carmen, Costa Rica

The first female president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, had worked as an NGO consultant in Africa and Latin America before stepping into politics. The National Liberation Party member has earned several honorary doctorates and now teaches public policy at Georgetown University. Though an LGBT sympathizer, she opposes same-sex marriages.

 30 Salome Zourabichvili

Salome Zourabichvili
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: March 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France

 31 Maria Fernanda Espinosa

Maria Fernanda Espinosa
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salamanca, Spain

 32 Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

 33 Mireya Moscoso

Mireya Moscoso.
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Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: July 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pedasí township, Los Santos

Mireya Moscoso is a Panamanian politician who became the first female president of Panama in 1999. Previously married to three-time president Arnulfo Arias, she assumed control of his political party, the Arnulfista Party (PA), after his death. Her tenure as the president was marred by corruption scandals, and she was succeeded by Martín Torrijos in 2004. 

 34 Ertha Pascal-Trouillot

Ertha Pascal-Trouillot
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pétion-Ville, Haiti

 35 Zeljka Cvijanovic

Zeljka Cvijanovic
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Famous As: President of Republika Srpska
Birthdate: August 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Teslić, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia

 36 Lidia Gueiler Tejada

Lidia Gueiler Tejada
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: August 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cochabamba, Bolivia
Died: May 9, 2011

 37 Nino Burjanadze

Nino Burjanadze
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kutaisi, Georgia

 38 Bidya Devi Bhandari

Bidya Devi Bhandari
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manebhanjyang, Nepal

 39 Anne Malherbe Gosselin

Anne Malherbe Gosselin
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: December 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Namur, Belgium

 40 Sylvie Kinigi

Sylvie Kinigi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Burundi

 41 Agatha Barbara

Agatha Barbara
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Żabbar, Malta
Died: February 4, 2002

 42 Maria Alejandra Vicuna

Maria Alejandra Vicuna
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

 43 Isha Johansen

Isha Johansen
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: December 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone

 44 Marlene Alvarenga

Marlene Alvarenga
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

 45 Zarela Villanueva Monge

Zarela Villanueva Monge
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Famous As: Magistrate
Birthdate: May 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cartago, Costa Rica

 46 Sandra Midence

Sandra Midence
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Honduran

 47 Candy Lightner

Candy Lightner
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Famous As: President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Birthdate: May 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: California, United States

 48 Ruth Perry

Ruth Perry
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grand Cape Mount, Liberia
Died: January 8, 2017