First in the World - Women

First woman in spaceValentina TereshkovaUSSR
First woman to cross the Atlantic in a solo flightAmelia EarhartUSA
First woman to scale Mt EverestJunko TabeiJapan
First woman to win an Olympic goldCharlotte CooperEngland
First woman Prime Minister in the worldSirimavo BandaranaikeSri Lanka
First American woman in spaceSally RideUSA

First Woman Prime Ministers/Presidents in the World

NameCountryPost
Srimavo BandaranaikeSri LankaPrime Minister
Golda MeirIsraelPrime Minister
Indira GandhiIndiaPrime Minister
Margaret ThatcherUnited KingdomPrime Minister
Benazir BhuttoPakistanPrime Minister
Khaleda ZiaBangladeshPrime Minister
Edith CressonFrancePrime Minister
Kim CampbellCanadaPrime Minister
Julia GillardAustraliaPrime Minister
Yingluck ShinawatraThailandPrime Minister
Angela MerkelGermanyChancellor
Corazon AquinoPhilippinesPresident
Chandrika KumaratungaSri LankaPresident
Megawati SukarnoputriIndonesiaPresident
Ellen Johnson SirleafLiberiaPresident
Pratibha PatilIndiaPresident
Dilma RousseffBrazilPresident
Park Geun-hyeSouth KoreaPresident
Ameenah Gurib-FakimMauritiusPresident
Bidhya Devi BhandariNepalPresident