Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland

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Woman dressed in bright pink standing with one hand resting on a round table. A mirror and side table with a lamp in the background.
Photograph © Anita Corbin


First Woman to be First Minister of Scotland

October 2015, Bute House, Edinburgh, Scotland

b.1970, Irvine, Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon is a Scottish politician, First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (2014 to date). She is the first woman to hold either position. Nicola’s commitment to equality has been clear from the outset, Scotland leads by example and has the first gender balanced Cabinet in the UK. In 2016 Forbes ranked Sturgeon as the second most powerful woman in the United Kingdom and the 50th most powerful woman in the world.

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