Famous Women Leaders in History
Wu Zetian (690-705 AD) <ul><li>Empress of China </li></ul><ul><li>Only female in Chinese history to rule as emperor </li><...
Hatshepsut (1479- 1458 BC) <ul><li>Pharaoh of Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraged agriculture and trade, and established ne...
Elizabeth I (1533- 1603) <ul><li>Queen of England </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthened currency, promoted government reforms, an...
Catherine II (1762- 1796) <ul><li>Empress of all the Russias </li></ul><ul><li>Born a German princess, but married a Russi...
Victoria (1837- 1901) <ul><li>Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Crowned empress o...
Indira Gandhi  (1966- 1977 and 1980- 1989) <ul><li>Prime Minister of India </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to free India from Bri...
Golda Meir (1969- 1974) <ul><li>Prime Minister of Israel </li></ul><ul><li>Was foreign minister in 1956- 1966 </li></ul><u...
Margaret Thatcher  (1979- 1990) <ul><li>Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain </li></ul><ul><li>1 st  elec...
Janet Jagan (1997- 1999) <ul><li>President of Guyana </li></ul><ul><li>Co-founded the People’s Progressive Party with her ...
Benazir Bhutto  (1988- 1989 and 1993- 1996) <ul><li>Prime Minister of Pakistan </li></ul><ul><li>Family is one of the worl...
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Famous Women Leaders in History

  1. 1. Famous Women Leaders in History
  2. 2. Wu Zetian (690-705 AD) <ul><li>Empress of China </li></ul><ul><li>Only female in Chinese history to rule as emperor </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hatshepsut (1479- 1458 BC) <ul><li>Pharaoh of Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraged agriculture and trade, and established new sea trade routes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Elizabeth I (1533- 1603) <ul><li>Queen of England </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthened currency, promoted government reforms, and supported the growth of England as a commercial force and European power </li></ul>
  5. 5. Catherine II (1762- 1796) <ul><li>Empress of all the Russias </li></ul><ul><li>Born a German princess, but married a Russian Duke </li></ul><ul><li>Brought a variety of artists and scientists to St. Petersburg </li></ul>
  6. 6. Victoria (1837- 1901) <ul><li>Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Crowned empress of India in 1876 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Indira Gandhi (1966- 1977 and 1980- 1989) <ul><li>Prime Minister of India </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to free India from British rule </li></ul>
  8. 8. Golda Meir (1969- 1974) <ul><li>Prime Minister of Israel </li></ul><ul><li>Was foreign minister in 1956- 1966 </li></ul><ul><li>Was called “the only man in the cabinet”, for her lack of conventional femininity </li></ul>
  9. 9. Margaret Thatcher (1979- 1990) <ul><li>Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain </li></ul><ul><li>1 st elected to Parliament in 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Destroyed the power of trade unions and industries </li></ul><ul><li>Credited with bringing about the dissolution of the Soviet Union </li></ul>
  10. 10. Janet Jagan (1997- 1999) <ul><li>President of Guyana </li></ul><ul><li>Co-founded the People’s Progressive Party with her husband </li></ul><ul><li>A leader in the struggle for worker’s rights, equal education, equal housing opportunity, equal pay for equal work and free maternity leave </li></ul>
  11. 11. Benazir Bhutto (1988- 1989 and 1993- 1996) <ul><li>Prime Minister of Pakistan </li></ul><ul><li>Family is one of the world’s most famous dynasties </li></ul><ul><li>1 st woman to head the government of an Islamic state </li></ul>
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