Women Prime Ministers

Throughout history, there have been many women prime ministers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female prime ministers such as Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto, Golda Meir, Julia Gillard.The women prime ministers 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 Margaret Thatcher

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Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: October 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: April 8, 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.

 2 Theresa May

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Famous As: Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: October 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

Theresa May is a British politician who became the United Kingdom's second female prime minister. She served as prime minister from 2016 to 2019. During her prime ministership, May's involvement in the Brexit negotiations gave rise to the Brexit withdrawal agreement. She is also credited with co-founding Women2Win, which promotes women empowerment.

 3 Indira Gandhi

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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: November 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: October 31, 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.

 4 Jacinda Ardern

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Famous As: Prime Minister of New Zealand
Birthdate: July 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: New Zealander

Jacinda Ardern is the current Prime Minister of New Zealand. In October 2017, at the age of 37, she became the world's youngest female head of government. Ardern was praised for the way she led her country after the Christchurch mosque shootings in March 2019 and handled the COVID 19 pandemic. She led her party to victory in 2020 general elections.

 5 Benazir Bhutto

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Birthdate: June 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani politician who served as Pakistan's prime minister in two separate terms and became the first woman in a Muslim majority nation to lead a democratic government. She was assassinated, at the age of 54, and after her death has been revered by many as an icon for women's rights.

 6 Golda Meir

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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Israel
Birthdate: May 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Israeli, Ukrainian
Died: December 8, 1978

Born in present-day Ukraine and brought up in the United States, the phenomenal rise of Golda Meir to become the prime minister of Israel was driven by her sheer leadership qualities. She steered her country amid hostilities from its neighbourhood during her eventful term as premier which also saw the Yom Kippur War. She is remembered as a strong-willed woman.

 7 Julia Gillard

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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: September 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Australian
Julia Gillard was the Australian prime minister from 2010 to 2013. She became the first lady prime minister, deputy prime minister, and leader of a political party in Australia. She has also held other significant positions, such as the minister of education. She has now devoted her life to academics.
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 8 Sheikh Hasina

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Famous As: Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Birthdate: September 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Bangladeshi

Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangladesh's first president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is the current prime minister of Bangladesh. The Awami League leader was also named to Forbes’s list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women and TIME 100, both in 2018, and is part of the Council of Women World Leaders.

 9 Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell
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Famous As: 19th Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian

 10 Yulia Tymoshenko

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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Ukraine
Birthdate: November 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Ukrainian

The feisty Orange Revolution leader Yulia Tymoshenko became Ukraine’s first lady prime minister in 2005 and was back in power from 2007 to 2010. She made her signature blonde ponytail, sometimes worn in a crown-shaped braid, a fashion statement. Tymoshenko was on Forbes’s list of the world’s most powerful women.

 11 Mette Frederiksen

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Danish

 12 Yingluck Shinawatra

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Famous As: 28th Prime Minister of Thailand
Birthdate: June 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Thai

Born into an affluent business and political family of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra received an elite education. She became the country’s first female prime minister but later fled the country when charges of corruption were brought against her. It is believed she is now exiled in London.

 13 Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Helle Thorning-Schmidt
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: December 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Danish

 14 Sirimavo Bandaranaike

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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Birthdate: April 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Sri Lankan
Died: October 10, 2000
Sirimavo Bandaranaike served as the prime minister of Sri Lanka and was the world's first female prime minister. She was initially married to prime minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike and participated in charitable work for rural women. She joined the Sri Lanka Freedom Party after her husband’s assassination.

 15 Beata Szydło

Beata Szydło
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: April 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Polish

 16 Portia Simpson-Miller

Portia Simpson-Miller
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Jamaican

 17 Chandrika Kumaratunga

Chandrika Kumaratunga
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Famous As: Fifth President of Sri Lanka
Birthdate: June 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Sri Lankan

 18 Jenny Shipley

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: New Zealander

 19 Tansu Çiller

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Famous As: Prime Minister, Economist
Birthdate: May 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Turkish

 20 Kamla Persad-Bissessar

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Famous As: Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
Birthdate: April 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Trinidadian

 21 Ingrida Šimonytė

Ingrida Šimonytė
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: November 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Lithuanian

 22 Janet Jagan

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Guyanese, American
Died: March 28, 2009

 23 Eugenia Charles

Eugenia Charles
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Dominican
Died: September 6, 2005

 24 Mari Kiviniemi

Mari Kiviniemi
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Finland
Birthdate: September 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Finnish

 25 Hanna Suchocka

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Polish

 26 Iveta Radičová

Iveta Radičová
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: December 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Slovak

 27 Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo

Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo
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Famous As: Chemical engineer
Birthdate: January 18, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Portuguese
Died: July 10, 2004

 28 Sylvie Kinigi

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Nationality: Burundian

 29 Kazimira Prunskienė

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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: February 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Lithuanian

 30 Elisabeth Domitien

Elisabeth Domitien
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Famous As: Prime minister
Birthdate: 1925 AD
Nationality: Central African
Died: April 26, 2005

 31 Luisa Diogo

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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: April 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Mozambican

 32 Irena Degutienė

Irena Degutienė
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Lithuanian

 33 Men Sam An

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Cambodian

 34 Nyam-Osoryn Tuyaa

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Nationality: Mongolian

 35 Sanna Marin

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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: November 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Finnish

 36 Katrín Jakobsdóttir

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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: February 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Icelander

 37 Sophie Wilmes

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Belgian

 38 Aleqa Hammond

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Danish

 39 Thokozani Khuphe

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Zimbabwean

 40 Alenka Bratušek

Alenka Bratušek
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Slovenian

 41 Laimdota Straujuma

Laimdota Straujuma
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Latvian

 42 Sibel Siber

Sibel Siber
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Cypriot

 43 Beatriz Merino

Beatriz Merino
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: November 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Peruvian