Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made Time Magazine's list of the year's 100 most influential people.
Time describes its list as not a measure of power or past achievements but a gauge of "individuals whose time, in our estimation, is now".
It asked other high-powered people to write brief stories about the top 100.
Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote Jacinda Ardern's profile - saying "in a world that too often tells women to stay small, keep quiet - and that we can't have both motherhood and a career - Jacinda Ardern proves how wrong and outdated those notions of womanhood are".
"She's not just leading a country. She's changing the game. And women and girls around the world will be the better for it," she wrote.
This article was originally published by RNZ.