Gro Harlem Brundtland

Prime Minister of Norway (1981; 1986-89; 1990-96)

Gro Harlem Brundtland is a Norwegian politician, diplomat and three-time Prime Minister of Norway. In 1981 she assumed the role for the first time - becoming her country's first female head of government - and went on to lead the Labour Party to power on two further occasions, with governments internationally respected for their gender balance. Concurrently, she began development and diplomatic work at the international level, culminating in the signature of the Oslo Accords in 1993. After the end of her term as PM, Brundtland was elected Director-General of the World Health Organization, and has since become Special Envoy on Climate Change for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Among other notable positions, Brundtland is also a member of the Club de Madrid and Deputy Chair of "The Elders," a taskforce of world leaders formed by Nelson Mandela. Initially a doctor, she graduated in medicine from the University of Oslo and received a Master's in Public Health from Harvard.