Women power to the fore

Oct 29, 2015, 17:10 IST



From Germany to South Korea, here is a look at some powerful women leaders who have created history.

1) Women's rights campaigner Bidhya Devi Bhandari has been elected as Nepal’s first female president. Bidhiya Devi was a defence minister from 2009 to 2011. Now, as president, she has promised to champion minority and women's rights in Nepal.

2) German Chancellor Angela Merkel currently tops this list. She was the first woman to hold this office.  From the refugee crisis to Russian sanctions, spying scandals and Eurozone stability, Angeka Merkel has been lauded for her work.

3)  Dilma Rousseff is the current and 36th president of Brazil and  is the first woman to hold the office. Rousseff.  During the 1964 coup d’état, she joined left-wing and Marxist urban guerrilla groups and fought against the military dictatorship.

4) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, is one of the founders of National Patriotic Front of Liberia.

5) Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea, is the first woman to be elected as President in the country.