Council of Women World Leaders

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The Council of Women World Leaders, created in 1996, is a network of 70 current and former Presidents and Prime Ministers. It is the only organization in the world dedicated to women heads of state and government.


  • Dalia Grybauskaitė: President of Lithuania (2009–present); Council Chair (2014–present)
  • Laura Liswood: Secretary General (1996–present)
  • Madeleine Albright: Founding Chair of the Ministerial Initiative (1996–2007); Secretary of State of the United States (1997–2001)
  • Kathy Calvin: CEO (2009–present); President (2013–present) of the United Nations Foundation
  • Kim Campbell: Prime Minister of Canada (1993); Former Council Chair (1999–2003)
  • Vigdís Finnbogadóttir: President of Iceland (1980–1996); Founding Council Chair (1996–1999)
  • Tarja Halonen: President of Finland (2000–2012); Former Council Chair (2009–2014)
  • Mary Robinson: President of Ireland (1990–1997); Former Council Chair (2003–2009)
  • Margot Wallström: Chair of the Ministerial Initiative (2007–present); First Vice President of the European Commission (2004–2010); Foreign Minister of Sweden (2014–present)

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