Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership

WOMAN
 PRIME MINISTERS

A list of female chiefs of government of Independent States and Selfruling Territories from the 20th century
Also see
Woman Premier Ministers
Female Heads of Governments prior to the 20th century
Woman Premier Ministers of External Territories


17.12.1917-09.03.1918 (Acting) Evheniya Bohdanivna Bosch, Ukraine
(Also known as Евгения Богдановна Бош, Yevgeniya Bogdanovna Bosh, or Yevheniya Bohdanivna Bosh)

21.07.1960-27.03.1965, 29.05.1970-23.07.1977 and 14.11.1994-10.8.2000  Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka

19.01.1966-24.03.1977 and 14.01.1980-31.10.1984 (†) Indira Gandhi, India

17.03.1969-10.04.1974 Golda Meïr, Israel

03.01.1975-07.04.1976 Élisabeth Domitién, Central African Republic

03.05.1979-22.11.1990 Margaret Thatcher, United Kingdom of Great Britain

01.08.1979-3.01.1980 Dr. Maria de Lourdes Ruivo da Silva Pintasilgo, Portugal

21.07.1980-14.06.1995 Dame M. Eugenia Charles, Dominica

04.02.1981-14.10.1981, 09.05.1986-16.10.1989 and 30.11.1990-25.10.1996  Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway

15.05.1982-15.05.1986 Milka Planinc, Yugoslavia

02.12.1988-06.08.1990 and 19.10.1993-05.11.1996 Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan

17.03.1990-10.01.1991 Kasimiera Prunskienė, Lithuania

20.03.1991-30.03.1996 and 01.09.2001-29.10.2006 Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladesh

15.05.1991-02.04.1992 Edith Cresson, France

08.07.1992-26.10.1993 Hanna Suchocka, Poland

10.07.1993-11.02.1994 Sylvie Kinigi, Burundi

25.06.1993-07.03.1996 Tansu Çiller, Turkey

25.06.1993-05.11.1993 Kim Campbell, Canada

18.07.1993-07.05.1994 (†) Agathe Uwilingiymana, Rwanda

16.10.1994-25.01.1995 (Interim) Reneta Ivanova Indzhova, Bulgaria

19.8.1994-14.11.1994 Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka

07.11.1995-27.02.1996 Claudette Werleigh, Haïti

23.06.1996-15.7.2001 and 06.01.2009- Sheikh Hasina Wajed, Bangladesh

17.03.1997-22.12.1997 Janet Jagan, Guyana

08.12.1997-10.12.1999 Jenny Shipley, New Zealand

03.05.1999-10/18.05.1999 and 27.10.1999-03.11.1999 (Acting) Irena Degutiené, Lithuania

22.07.1999-30.07.1999 (Acting) Tuyaa Nyam-Osoryn, Mongolia

10.12.1999-19.11.2008 Helen Clark, New Zealand

03.03.2001-04.11.2002 Mame Madior Boye, Sénégal

11.07.2002-31.07.2002 (Acting) Chang Sang, South Korea

03.10.2002-16.07.03 and 23.07.2003-18.09.2004 Maria das Neves Ceita Batista de Sousa, São Tomé e Príncipe

17.04.2003-24.06.2003 Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Finland

28.06.2003-15.12.2003 Dr. Beatriz Merino Lucero, Peru

17.02.2004-16.01.2010 Luísa Días Diogo, Moçambique

12.05.2004-02.06.2004 and 18.11.2004-17.12.2004 (Acting) Radmila Sekerinska, Macedonia

24.01.2005-08.09.2005 and 18.12.2007-04.03.2010 Yuliya Tymoshenko, Ukraine  

07.06.2005-21.04.2006 Maria do Carmo Silveira, São Tomé e Princípe

22.11.2005- Angela Merkel, Germany

30.03.2006-11.09.2007 and 05.01.2012-03.03.2016 Portia Simpson-Miller, Jamaica

19.04.2006-08.03.2007 Han Myung-sook, South Korea

31.03.2008-14.09.2009 Zinaida Grecianîi, Moldova

31.07.2008-11.11.2009 Michèle Pierre-Louis, Haiti

03.12.2008-05.12.2012 Antonella Mularoni, San Marino

01.02.2009-23.05.2013 Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Iceland

06.07.2009-23.12.2011 Jadranka Kosor, Croatia

21.10.2009-13.11.2009, 03.12.2009-18.12.2009 and 18.12.2009-20.12.2009 (Acting) Cécile Manorohanta, Madagascar

26.05.2010-09.09.2015 Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Trinidad and Tobago

22.06.2010-22.07.2011 Mari Kiviniemi, Finland

24.06.2010-27.06.2013 Julia Gillard, Australia

08.07.2010-04.04.2012 Iveta Radičová, Slovakia

19.03.2011-28.07.2011 Pilar del Rosario Fernández Figueroa, Peru

04.04.2011-22.03.2012 Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, Mali

05.08.2011-07.05.2014 Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand

03.10.2011-28.07.2015 Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Denmark

10.02.2012-12.04.2012 (Acting) Adiatu Djaló Nandigna, Guinea Bissau

20.03.2013-18.09.2014 Alenka Bratušek, Slovenia

13.06.2013-02.09.2013 Sibel Siber, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

10.07.2013-13.10.2015 Tatyana Turanskaya, Transnistria (Self-delcared de-facto independent republic within Moldova)

03.09.2013-04.07.2014 Aminata Touré, Senegal

20.10.2013- Erna Solberg, Norway

22.01.2014-11.02.2016 Laimdota Straujuma, Latvia

22.07.2014-02.04.2015 Ana Jara Velásquez, Peru

22.09.2014-13.11.2015 Ewa Kopacz, Poland

20.12.2014-16.01.2015 (Acting) Florence Duperval Guillaume, Haiti

21.03.2015- Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Namibia

22.06.2015-30.07.2015 (Acting) Natalia Gherman, Moldova

27.08.2015-21.09.2015 (Interim) Vasiliki Thanou, Greece

13.10.2015-30.11.2015 and 2015-23.12.2015 (Acting) Maya Ivanovna Parnas, Transnistria (Self declared Republic in Moldova)

13.11.2015- Beata Szydło, Poland

13.07.2016- Theresa May, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland



Last update 13.07.16

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