Women Leaders

Women are Increasingly Leading Countries

Longest Serving Woman Leader
Queen Elizabeth II is the world's longest-serving woman leader. She has been queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Getty Images Europe

The vast majority of current world leaders are males, but women have rapidly entered the political realm, and some women now lead some of the largest, most populated, and most economically successful countries on Earth. Women leaders work to ensure diplomacy, freedom, justice, equality, and peace. Female leaders especially work hard to improve the lives of ordinary women, some of whom desperately need better health and educations. Here are some profiles of important female leaders whose countries have important connections to the United States.

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

Pratibha Patil, President of India

Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia

Here is a listing of other female national leaders - as of November 2010.


Latin America and the Caribbean



Queens - Women as Royal Leaders

United Kingdom - Queen Elizabeth II

The Netherlands - Queen Beatrix

Denmark - Queen Margrethe II

Female Leaders

In conclusion, female leaders now exist in all parts of the world, and they inspire all women to be more politically active in a world that is gender-equal and peaceful.