Leader Women in seven continents
Women are Universal leaders!
This website is a showcase of Leader woman from around the world. Asia, Europe and Africa have a long history of having Leader Women, which representing the depth and breadth of diversified professions and industries. They possess universal traits of defying odds, empathy and resilience.
The “Suffrage movement” in recent history is one example of non-violent movement to get rights for voting and equality in 18th and 19th centuries
The Leader women in Asia and Leadership is centuries old tradition. They have served as Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers in Asian countries from the early 1900’s to the present. Looking back in history, in Asia, women have been unacknowledged leaders of states, families, tribes, communities, and nations for centuries. They have even led armies into battle and protected their territory.
Africa have historical precedence of Leader women. As far back as BCE circa 4530-3240 there ruled a Legendary Queen Eyleuka (Dalukah) of Ethiopia and several queens ruled from BC to 1300 AD. African women have been unacknowledged leaders of families, tribes and communities
Women are playing a vital role in discovery, science and exploration in Antarctica. They are from all over the world, defying the social, cultural and political challenges, by reaching to the most remote continent on Earth.
Europe have a rich history of female leaders, from monarchs to now German Chancellor and British Prime Minister. Historically one might not have expected women as political leaders. Even then Serafima Ilyinichna Gopner, and Mariya Mikhaylovna Kostelovskaya, Kazakstan served as secretaries of state in USSR and as chairpersons of the presidiums of Russia, Crimea, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Yakutia, Belarus, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan from post WWI to the nineties.
In Canada and USA, Leader Women have visible presence in traditional and non-traditional professions and industries. The exception to this trend is that they are still not reached to the level of head of state in America and Canada.
The increased participation of women in traditional politics in Latin America has made headlines for several years now. The rising percentage of women in parliament and female heads of state in the region, including Costa Rica, Brazil, and Argentina are results
of struggle by women’s social movements for progressive change. Women’s rights organizations created spaces for women to transform their concerns and priorities into actions and policies. A milestone achievement for a region with deeply rooted traditions of patriarchy.