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Council of Women World Leaders

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Council of Women World Leaders

The Council of Women World Leaders is a network of current and former women prime ministers and presidents established in 1996 by Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland (1980-1996) and first woman in the world to be democratically elected president, Mary Robinson, the President of Ireland (1990-1997) and Laura Liswood, Secretary General. It is the only organization in the world dedicated to women heads of state and government. President Dalia Grybauskaite (@Grybauskaite_LT) of Lithuania serves as Chair of the Council. As of March 2018, the Council consists of 70 esteemed and accomplished women world leaders. The Council is hosted at the UN Foundation, in Washington D.C., USA.