Iveta Radičová

Prime Minister of Slovakia (2010-2012)

Iveta Radičová is a Slovakian politician and academic who served as the first female Prime Minister of Slovakia. During her political career she led the 2010-2012 Coalition government, in which she also held the post of Minister of Defence. Previously, she served as the Minister of Labour. Radičová began her political career in 1990 as a member of the Public Against Violence movement, serving as a spokesperson of the party until 1992. From 2005 to 2006, she served as Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family. Radičová founded the Center for Analysis of Social Policy, one of Slovakia's first NGOs, and served as its executive director until 2005. During this period, she also lectured in the departments of sociology, political science and social work at Comenius University. In 2005, she was named a Professor of Sociology by the Faculty of Philosophy at Comenius University, making her Slovakia's first female professor of sociology.