2018, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

We should expect that every year, women would be more numerous in occupying the highest offices in their countries. However, numbers from February 2018 show that no progress has been made in comparison with 2017. Currently, there are only 20 women … Continue reading 2018, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

2017, women and political leadership – female heads of State and heads of government

For data for 2018 click here.   There are currently 20 women holding the office of the head of state or head of governement, which represents 6,3% of the total of 315 world leaders. This number represents a small decrease … Continue reading 2017, women and political leadership – female heads of State and heads of government

TOP 5 posts on women in international politics in 2016

What interested you most in 2016? Here is the list of the most popular posts on this blog published in the last year.   #5 Impeachment of Dilma Roussef or a staggering giant The Olympic Games in Brazil were supposed … Continue reading TOP 5 posts on women in international politics in 2016

2016, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

For 2017 data click here. Following the last year post about the state of female leadership in highest political offices in the world, here you can find a freshly updated list of women who are heads of state or heads … Continue reading 2016, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

Being a woman and a candidate to the White House – the beginning of Hilary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign

“I felt I had let down so many millions of people, especially the women and girls who had invested their dreams in me” Hillary Clinton commented in those words her defeat in 2008. Today she is preparing for a new … Continue reading Being a woman and a candidate to the White House – the beginning of Hilary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign

2015, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

For updated 2016 version please click here   The International Women’s Day is approaching and a lot of politicians are speaking about women empowerment and leadership. I decided thus to create a list of female leaders in the world. The … Continue reading 2015, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

Why this blog

Some leaders are born women (Geraldine Ferraro) Welcome to this blog, a space meant to gather and analyse information about women as political leaders and especially a small and very badly known group of First Ladies. Since some decades we can observe … Continue reading Why this blog