First Slovak female PM Iveta Radicova takes power
Kamla Persad-Bissessar became the first female Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
"We will build on our collective strength and character and everyone of us will rise; no one will be left behind," -- Persad-Bissessar
Julia Gillard becomes Australia's first female prime minister
"I think if there's one girl who looks at the TV screen over the next few days and says 'Gee, I might like to do that in the future', well that's a good thing," -- Gillard.