Women heads of state from around the world(26 images)
Greece has become the latest country to elect a woman as head of state. President Katerina Sakellaropoulou joins many others around the world, including the leaders of Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Nepal and Denmark. Here's a look at some of them on the job.
Katerina Sakellaropoulou, president of Council of State, reacts to the announcement that she has been elected president of Greece in Athens on January 20, 2020. She is the first female president in Greek history. Photo by Orestis Panagiotou/EPA-EFE
German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves to the crowd after receiving an honorary degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on May 30, 2019. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia participates in a news conference with other leaders of Baltic nations and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 3, 2018. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI
President Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia briefs the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Ethiopia on December 8, 2010. A career diplomat, she is the first woman elected president. Photo courtesy of United Nations
President Paula-Mae Weekes (L), of Trinidad and Tobago, briefs reporters at a "Women in Power" event, with Katrín Jakobsdóttir, prime minister of Iceland, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on March 12, 2019. Photo courtesy of United Nations
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at the General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 24, 2019. Photo by Monika Graff/UPI