Ladies First: Female Heads of State

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  • Joyce Banda
  •  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  • Park Geun-Hye
  • Yingluck Shinawatra
  • Dilma Rousseff
  • Laura Chinchilla
  • Pratibha Patil
  • Gloria Macapgal-Arroyo
  • Chandrika Kumaratunga
  • Corazon Aquino
  • Violeta Chamorro
  • Janet Jagan
  • Catherine Samba-Panza — Central African Republic
  • Portia Simpson-Miller

Park Geun-Hye — South Korea

Park Geun-Hye is South Korea's 11th president. She is the first female to hold the office. (Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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