Jacinda Ardern makes Time Magazine's 2018 top 100 Most Influential People list

  • 20/04/2018

Jacinda Ardern has been named in TIME Magazine's top 100 Most Influential People list for 2018.

The Prime Minister, according to the publication, is "not just leading the country".

"She's changing the game," Sheryl Sandberg, herself an activist, author and chief operating officer of Facebook writes.

"And women and girls around the world will be the better for it."

The write-up also describes Ms Ardern as "proudly progressive", noting she "wasn't supposed to win", until "'Jacindamania' swept the land".

"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women to stay small, keep quiet—and that we can’t have both motherhood and a career—Jacinda Ardern proves how wrong and outdated those notions of womanhood are."

Ms Ardern's keeping high-profile company, joining other leaders US president Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and French PM Emmanuel Macron.

The magazine doesn't only include leaders, with tennis player Roger Federer, rapper Cardi B and soon-to-be royal Meghan Markle also making the list.

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".

See the full list here.