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Famous Women Leaders in History

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

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