Credit:  A Mighty Girl.  Inspiring the Next Generation of History Makers.

Credit: A Mighty Girl. Inspiring the Next Generation of History Makers.


Licia Ronzulli is an Italian member of the European Parliament known for bringing her daughter, Vittoria, to the Parliament’s plenary sessions. She first brought her daughter to a plenary session when she was 44 days old as a symbolic gesture to support more rights for women in reconciling work and family life. This composite picture shows the mother-daughter duo at Parliament sessions from September 22, 2010 to November 19, 2013.

Vittoria is one little Mighty Girl who will be well-prepared to run for office herself one day!

News coverage of Ronzulli’s story has generated a lot of discussion on family leave policies, especially around the fact that, as Bloomberg News reported today, “According to the United Nations’ International Labour Organization, there are only two countries in the world that don’t have some form of legally protected, partially paid time off for working women who’ve just had a baby: Papua New Guinea and the U.S.” To read the new Bloomberg article on maternity leave, visit

To learn more about the lack of paid family leave in the U.S. and a group working to give all Americans access to paid family leave, check out at

To inspire your Mighty Girl with more stories about women in politics and government, visit our “Political Leaders” biography section at

For two picture books about young girls who aspire to be president one day – both for ages 4 to 8 – check out “Grace for President” ( and “Madam President” (

And, if your Mighty Girl has presidential ambitions, check out the “Why be a Princess when you can be a President” t-shirt at

Photo credit: Vincent Kessler and Jean-Marc Loos/Reuter
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