Change-maker: Jacinda Ardern
Do you think Jacinda's got time to run the U.S. as well as New Zealand? They could certainly use some help cleaning up the mess that Trump's created and it seems as though she can handle just about anything with grace and competence.
Elected to office at only 37 years old, she's an unusually young Prime Minister. In fact, she's the world's youngest female head of government. Perhaps that's why she seems so much more adept at managing the crises New Zealand - and the world - faces, all while giving birth to her first child after only 8 months in office.
After the atrocious Christchurch mosque attacks, she announced sweeping and immediate changes to New Zealand’s gun laws, including the banning of assault rifles and military-style semi-automatics. She's also widely praised for her quick and highly effective action against the coronavirus pandemic.
She recently secured a landslide victory in New Zealand's October elections, putting her as one of the most country's popular leaders ever. Under her leadership, the Labour party has taken 49% of the popular vote and has 64 of 120 seats in parliament. This is unheard of in New Zealand, where, since 1996, the mixed-member proportional (MMP) voting system has always resulted in multi-party coalition governments. Just another reason Jacinda Ardern has made history.