Mia Mottley has been the Prime Minister of Barbados since 2018. Mottley broke new ground in the positions as she was the first woman to hold it. As the leader of the BLP, she left the party to a landslide victory in the 2018 general election filling all 30 seats of Barbados’ House with members of her party. She won another such landslide victory in 2022.
Why They Made the Worthy 100: Mottley made the global spotlight speaking eloquently before the UN on climate change in 2019 and 2021. The second time with an emphasis on not just climate change but the world’s direction in general across such topics as unfair COVID-19 vaccine distribution, racism, and the technological gap between nations.