On Sept. 15th 2011, Helle Thorning-Schmidt led her political alliance to victory in Denmark, paving the way for her to become the country’s first female Prime Minister.
In honor of female politicians kicking through glass ceilings, TIME takes a look at 13 women who have made it to the top list in leadership among them Prime Ministers as per a country’s constitution.
Women leaders list is as follows.
1.Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark.
2.Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand.
3.Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany.
4.Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina.
5.Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil.
6.Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia.
7.Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia.
8.Sheik Hasina Wajed, Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
9.Johanna Sigurdardottir, Prime Minister of Iceland.
10.Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica.
11.Tarja Halonen, President of Finland.
12.Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Lithuania
13.Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.