Glamour magazine will feature five female world leaders in recognition of their individual achievements for their countries by the US-based magazine.

In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Women of the Year Awards, Glamour will honor five heads of state in recognition of their individual achievements on behalf of their respective countries.

The world currently has 18 female presidents and prime ministers.

Persad-Bissessar will be in the United States where she will also hold talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and US Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice. She will also deliver an address to the prestigious Harvard University before returning to TT on Thursday.

Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, was choosen by Glamour magazine because she is determined to tackle her country's crime rate, boost pensions and eradicate poverty-all issues that greatly affect women. She is known for her inclusive leadership style and her desire to get more women into office.

The honorees are Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor of Croatia, Prime Minister Iveta Radicova of Slovakia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania, and Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar of Trinidad and Tobago.