Women Who Ruled: Historic Female Leaders from Around the World (Photo Gallery)

While more and more women are moving to leadership positions around the globe, the role of women in power remains too rare a thing--in the United States of America we have yet to see a female American president!

Although today's progress might seem a bit slow, women have led peoples, states, and countries througout history. And just like their male counterparts, they have left their mark as leaders. 

Click through the gallery above to learn about the female leaders who have shaped history.