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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Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
(President of Croatia (2015-2020))

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
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Birthdate: April 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rijeka, Croatia
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.

 2 
Tsai Ing-wen
(President of Taiwan (Since 2016))

Tsai Ing-wen
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Birthdate: August 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: 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.

 3 
Jeanine Anez
(Politician)

Jeanine Anez
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Birthdate: August 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Joaquin, Bolivia

 4 
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
(24th President of Liberia)

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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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.

 5 
Halimah Yacob
(Politician)

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

 6 
Zuzana Čaputová
(The First Woman to be Elected as the President of Slovakia.)

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

Zuzana Čaputová is a Slovak politician, environmental activist, and lawyer. In 2019, Čaputová became the first woman to be elected as the President of Slovakia. She also became the youngest Slovak president of all time as she was 45 years old when she was elected. In 2020, Zuzana Čaputová was included in Forbes magazine's World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.

 7 
Park Geun-hye
(11th President of South Korea)

Park Geun-hye
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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 
Corazon Aquino
(Former President of Phillipines)

Corazon Aquino
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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.

 9 
Isabel Martínez de Perón
(Former President of Argentina)

Isabel Martínez de Perón
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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.

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Dilma Rousseff
(36th President of Brazil (2011-16))

Dilma Rousseff
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Birthdate: December 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, 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.

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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
(President of Argentina (2007 - 2015), 37th Vice President of Argentina (Since 2019))

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
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Birthdate: February 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tolosa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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.

 12 
Mary Robinson
(7th President of Ireland (1990 - 1997))

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

A seasoned lawyer and a Harvard and Trinity College alumna, politician Mary Robinson has also taught law at Trinity. The Labour Party member later rose to be Ireland’s first female president. She was also a founding member of the global group of peacekeepers and leaders The Elders.

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Vjosa Osmani
(Politician)

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

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Megawati Sukarnoputri
(5th President of Indonesia)

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

 15 
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
(Former President of Philippines)

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
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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.

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Mary McAleese
(8th President of Ireland (1997 - 2011))

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

Apart from being a qualified barrister, Mary McAleese also taught criminal law at the Trinity College and also worked as a journalist. She later joined Fianna Fáil and soon became Ireland’s second female president. She has also written several books, including an autobiography. She is known as a prominent LGBT activist.

 17 
Pratibha Patil
(Former President of India)

Pratibha Patil
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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.

 18 
Dalia Grybauskaitė
(President of Lithuania (2009-2019))

Dalia Grybauskaitė
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Birthdate: March 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

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.

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Chandrika Kumaratunga
(5th President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005))

Chandrika Kumaratunga
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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. 

 20 
Sahle-Work Zewde
(President of Ethiopia)

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

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

 22 
Tarja Halonen
(Politician)

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

 23 
Violeta Chamorro
(30th President of Nicaragua)

Violeta Chamorro
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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.

 24 
Sandra Mason
(1st President of Barbados, Lawyer, and diplomat)

Sandra Mason
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Birthdate: January 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Philip, Barbados

 25 
Dariga Nazarbayeva
(Politician)

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

 26 
Joyce Banda
(Politician)

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

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

 28 
Laura Chinchilla
(President of Costa Rica (2010-2014))

Laura Chinchilla
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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.

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Sabine Bergmann-Pohl
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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.

 30 
Janet Jagan
(Politician)

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

 31 
Catherine Samba-Panza
(President of the Central African Republic 2014 - 2016)

Catherine Samba-Panza
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Birthdate: June 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: N'Djamena, Chad

 32 
Mireya Moscoso
(President of Panama (1999-2004))

Mireya Moscoso
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Birthdate: July 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pedasi, Panama

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. 

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

 34 

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

 35 
Zeljka Cvijanovic
(President of Republika Srpska)

Zeljka Cvijanovic
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Birthdate: August 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Teslić, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia

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

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

 38 
Nino Burjanadze
(Politician)

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

 39 
Lidia Gueiler Tejada
(Political Leader)

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

 40 
Ruth Perry
(Politician)

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

 41 
Sylvie Kinigi
(Politician)

Sylvie Kinigi
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Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Burundi

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

Anne Malherbe Gosselin is a Belgian teacher and wife of Ecuadorian politician and economist Rafael Correa. While Correa served as the President of Ecuador from 2007 to 2017, Anne Malherbe Gosselin served as the First Lady of Ecuador. She currently lives in Belgium with her husband.

 43 
Agatha Barbara
(Politician)

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

 44 
Isha Johansen
(Businessperson)

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

 45 

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

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

 47 
Sandra Midence
(Politician)

Sandra Midence
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Honduran

 48 
Candy Lightner
(President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving)

Candy Lightner
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Birthdate: May 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: California, United States

 49 
Marlene Alvarenga
(Politician)

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