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Katrin Jakobsdottir 

Prime Minister of Iceland

Katrín Jakobsdóttir became Iceland’s second female prime minister in November 2017. Under her leadership Iceland became the first country in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women for the same job. The country has consistently ranked as the world’s most gender-equal country during this time, and Jakobsdóttir's government aims to eradicate the gender pay gap by 2022.

 

In October she joined thousands of Icelandic women who walked out of their workplaces to protest against wage inequality and sexual harassment. She was previously minister of education, science and culture from 2009 to 2013.