Caroline Cochrane

Northwest Territories' premier Caroline Cochrane in the chamber of the NWT Legislative Assembly in Yellowknife. Cochrane is Canada's only female premier whose seven-member cabinet is comprised of five women. Nine of the nineteen MLA's elected for this term are women. (Photograph by Pat Kane)

Caroline Cochrane, Canada’s only female premier, defies labels—and anyone who doubts her

Cochrane has been labelled progressive yet pragmatic, which she credits to her life experience and simply being a woman in politics: ’We do think differently ... Not better. Just differently.’