Unapologetically 'relentlessly positive', Jacinda Adern is one of the rarest types politicians: One that people like!
Gusty, inspiring and strongly principled, New Zealand's third female Prime Minister - and their first to give birth while in office – has returned to work just six weeks after the birth of her beautiful baby girl, Neve Te Aroha. And New Zealanders could be not be happier to have her back in the boss's seat.
Incredibly honest and open, Adern spoke with Woman's Day about just how difficult that transition back to work has been.
"I'm looking forward to being back and doing a job that I love, but equally I know I'll miss having all that time with her. It's been lovely," says Adern.
"I feel ready to go back, but I'm not going to gloss over it. There are going to be moments – oh gosh, there will be.
"It's been the fastest six weeks of my life – it's just flown by," says Jacinda. "And yet when I look back on the first photos when Neve arrived and see just how much she's grown, it also seems like it has to have been forever."
Hailed as one of the world's most influential and inspirational people, especially for women who want to have both a career and family, Jacinda Adern meets that reputation and then some.
The fact that she doesn't take herself too seriously is just one of the reasons we love her so. We've listed some more awesome reasons below ...
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