List of famous female mayors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female mayors list contains the most prominent and top females known for being mayors. There are thousand of females working as mayors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic mayors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a mayor then the people below should give you inspiration.
A factual list, featuring people like Gwendolyn Faison and Steinunn Valdís Óskarsdóttir.While this isn't a list of all female mayors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female mayors?" and "Who are the best female mayors?"
Sarojini Yogeswaran was a Sri Lankan politician. Yogeswaran was a member of the Tamil United Liberation Front. In 1997, she was elected mayor of Jaffna, the first elected mayor in 14 years and also the first woman mayor of the city. Mrs. Yogeswaran was shot five times with a pistol near her Jaffna home on May 17, 1998. She died on the way to hospital. A group calling itself the Sankiliyan Force claimed responsibility. It is believed the LTTE was ultimately responsible. They had assassinated her husband, V Yogeswaran, in 1987. ...moresee more on Sarojini Yogeswaran
Georgina Beyer is a New Zealand politician and former Labour Party Member of Parliament. She was the world's first openly transsexual mayor, as well as the world's first openly transsexual Member of Parliament. She is also among a very small number of former sex workers to hold political office. ...more
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealandsee more on Georgina Beyer
Linda Lingle is an American politician, who was the sixth Governor of Hawaii from 2002 until 2010. She was the first Republican elected governor of Hawaii since the departure of William F. Quinn in 1962. Lingle was also the first female governor of Hawaii; first Jewish governor of Hawaii; first county mayor elected governor of Hawaii; and the first governor of Hawaii not to have any children. Prior to her gubernatorial administration, Lingle served as Maui County mayor, council member, and chair of the Hawaii Republican Party. During the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City, Lingle served as chairwoman of the convention during the absence of permanent chairman Dennis Hastert ...more
Birthplace: Area code 557, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Area code 314, United States of America, + moresee more on Linda Lingle
Toni G. Atkins is an American Democratic politician from San Diego, California. She is the Speaker of the California State Assembly and a member representing the 78th district. In January 2014 she was elected by the Democratic caucus to be the next Speaker of the Assembly, and on March 17, 2014, she was unanimously elected Speaker by the full Assembly. She is the third woman and the first acknowledged lesbian to be elected to that position. She is the first lawmaker from San Diego to be elected Speaker. She formerly served on San Diego City Council from 2000 to 2008, including a term as Acting Mayor. She served as the acting governor of California for nine hours on July 30, 2014, making her ...more
Birthplace: Contiguous United States, Wythe County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + moresee more on Toni Atkins