President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė
Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders

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The New York Times: Number of Women Who Lead Nations Remains Stagnant

Out of 193 countries in the world, how many are headed by women?

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Grybauskaite: Politics will stop being a men's club if women dare to dream

It is a long path to the EU leaders’ table, but if women dare to pursue their convictions in political life, politics will stop being a men’s club, said Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, one of only three women leaders in the European Council.

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Applying Individual Power to Promote Equality for Women

The President is deeply concerned about Ukrainian women, who suffer from Russia sending troops and military equipment to the territory of Ukraine.  Thus, she calls for broad assistance to Ukraine, noting that by betraying Ukraine, we will betray ourselves as aggression can be directed against other countries and peoples, too.

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Here are 5 women leaders fighting Europe’s toughest political battles 

On International Women's Day and with the US abuzz with the prospect that Hillary Clinton might, possibly, get elected as the first female president, it's worth remembering that women have already made that political leap on this side of the Atlantic.

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President's Blog Entry for World Economic Forum 

Next year is the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Women in Beijing, which set out an ambitious global agenda for gender equality. Since then, women and men around the world have worked hard to make healthcare, education, economic and political participation equally accessible to all genders. There has been progress, but a lot of work still lies ahead. To this day, no country has reached full gender equality and the continuous presence of gender gaps keeps draining the global economy.

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Grybauskaitė: Women's quota should be the last resort

Traditional gender stereotypes are still alive in many countries, but leaders have to make an effort to allow women to participate and contribute to the well-being of nations, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė. She told EurActiv in an exclusive interview that quotas should be the last resort.

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"Time": Top 10 Female Leaders

After Grybauskaite came to power in 2009, European journalists quickly dubbed her Lithuania's Iron Lady, owing to her steely way with words and her black belt in karate.

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Five leading women outline visions for Europe 2020

To celebrate Women's Day, EurActiv asked five prominent women to set out their visions for the future of the European Union. Starting with Dalia Grybauskaitė, president of Lithuania, these successful professionals are symbols of the economic, political and social achievements of Europe's women.  

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