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Famous Female Diplomats

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List of famous female diplomats, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female diplomats list contains the most prominent and top females known for being diplomats. There are thousand of females working as diplomats in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic diplomats have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a diplomat then the people below should give you inspiration.

List people include Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli, Carmen Maria Martinez and many additional people as well.

While this isn't a list of all female diplomats, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female diplomats?" and "Who are the best female diplomats?"
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    Golda Meir (born Golda Mabovitch; May 3, 1898 – December 8, 1978) was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, stateswoman, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Born in Kiev, she immigrated to the United States as a child with her family in 1906, and was educated there, becoming a teacher. After marrying, she and her husband immigrated to then Mandatory Palestine in 1921, settling on a kibbutz. Meir was elected prime minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. The world's fourth and Israel's first and only woman to hold the office, she has been described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics; the term was later applied to British...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1898-1978)
    • Birthplace: Eastern Europe, Rus', Europe, Ukraine, Kiev
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    Madeleine Albright

    Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová; May 15, 1937) is an American politician and diplomat. She is the first female United States Secretary of State in U.S. history, having served from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.Along with her family, Albright immigrated to the United States in 1948 from Czechoslovakia. Her father, diplomat Josef Korbel, settled the family in Denver, Colorado, and she became a U.S. citizen in 1957. Albright graduated from Wellesley College in 1959 and earned a PhD from Columbia University in 1975, writing her thesis on the Prague Spring. She worked as an aide to Senator Edmund Muskie before taking a position under Zbigniew Brzezinski on...  more
    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Smíchov, Czech Republic

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    Geraldine Anne "Gerry" Ferraro (August 26, 1935 – March 26, 2011) was an American attorney and Democratic Party politician who served in the United States House of Representatives. In 1984, she was the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party. Ferraro grew up in New York City and worked as a public school teacher before training as a lawyer. She joined the Queens County District Attorney's Office in 1974, heading the new Special Victims Bureau that dealt with sex crimes, child abuse, and domestic violence. In 1978 she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where she rose rapidly in the party hierarchy while focusing on legislation to...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1935-2011)
    • Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States of America
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    Masako (雅子, born Masako Owada (小和田雅子, Owada Masako); 9 December 1963) is the Empress of Japan (皇后, kōgō) as the wife of Naruhito, the current Emperor of Japan, who ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne in 2019....  more
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan