Famous 5 Ottawa speech: Celebrating New Zealand’s first female prime minister
By Julia CieslukowskaJun. 14, 2018
Through three consecutive terms, Helen Clark, the first female prime minister of New Zealand, left a legacy of economic growth and ecological sustainability behind her.
Helen Clark was the first female prime minister of New Zealand. She was in Ottawa earlier this week to attend the film screening of My Year with Helen, a documentary that chronicled her unsuccessful bid to become UN secretary general. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Good evening, everyone. My name is Julia, and I am thrilled to be here today.
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