It’s no secret that for thousands of years we have in fact been living in a “man’s world.” But what if it was a “woman’s world”? Would it look different?

This video explores that question, by looking at past female leaders such as Elizabeth I, Cleopatra and Margaret Thatcher. As well as highlighting some female, Canadian leaders shaping the future of gender in global politics, security and society.

This video was made with support from Women in International Security – Canada (WIIS-Canada) for the organization’s 10th anniversary. To find out more, please visit their website at

Several sources were used in this video, including the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, and the Government of Canada. If you’d like a more rigorous bibliography, please email me at