First female prime minister

This month, Ms. Johanna Sigurdardottir became the first female prime minister of Iceland. Also, for the first time in Iceland's history the cabinet is balanced evenly by gender, with five female and five male ministers. Sigurdardottir became the minister of social affairs in 1987, a post she held until 1994. She resumed the position after Iceland's last general election in 2007, and held it until the government resigned on January 26.

A new minister of Social Affairs and Social Affairs is now responsible for gender equality. Ms. Ásta Ragnheidur Johannesdottir has been a member of Parliament since 1995. 
 
Iceland was the first country in the world to elect a female president, Ms. Vigdis Finnbogadottir, who was the fourth president of the country and served from 1980 to 1996.