The 41-year-old newly elected prime minister of Iceland is a former writer and teacher, has three children and likes quoting the philosopher John Stuart Mill.
At the end of last year, Katrin Jakobsdottir became the second woman in the history of Iceland to lead her country’s government. As head of the Left Green party, she’s promised to put an end to the financial debacles that have made headlines over the past decade, such as the spectacular banking meltdown of 2008 and the more recent tax-evasion scandal revealed in the Panama Papers that brought down a prime minister.
But banking and tax misdeeds aren’t the only areas Jakobsdottir wants to fix. As the leader of a country that consistently tops rankings as the world’s most gender-equal society, she says the status quo just