Monday, April 1, 2013 | Categories: Episodes |
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir (left) and Mary McAleese (right)
Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with two trail-blazing female political leaders: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir and Mary McAleese. In 1980, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir became the first woman in history to be elected as a constitutional head of state when she became President of Iceland - considered the world's most feminist country. She served as president for 16 years. Mary McAleese became the second female President of Ireland in 1997, governing until 2011.