Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern (born 26 July 1980) is a politician from New Zealand who is serving as New Zealand’s 40th Prime Minister since 26 October 2017. She has also been the Labor Party’s leader since August 1, 2017. Ardern has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Mount Albert since 8 March 2017; at the 2008 general election, she was first elected to the House of Representatives as a MP list.
Ardern has been widely described as the most influential woman in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the most influential women in the world for her global outreach, leadership skills and the fact that New Zealand’s public ratings of popularity and significance are steadily improving under her premiership.
On 15 May 2019, Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron co-chaired the Christchurch Call Summit, which aimed at’ putting together countries and internet firms in an attempt to put an end to the opportunity to use social media to mobilize and encourage terrorism and violent extremism.
She was one of fifteen women, chosen by guest editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to feature on the cover of the September 2019 edition of British Vogue. Forbes magazine placed her in 38th place among the world’s 100 most powerful women in 2019.She was named in the 2019 Time 100 list and shortlisted for the 2019 Time Citizen of the Year.