'You'll never hear me pretend to be superwoman': New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to The Straits Times in an exclusive interview during her first official visit to Singapore on May 17.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during an exclusive interview with The Straits Times' Deputy Foreign Editor Bhagyashree Garekar on May 17, 2019.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during an exclusive interview with The Straits Times' Deputy Foreign Editor Bhagyashree Garekar on May 17, 2019.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - Even if New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern feels impatient with the question that most working woman have been asked one time or another - how do you manage work and baby - she betrays none of it.

Instead, New Zealand's third female prime minister, after Jenny Shiply and Helen Clark, answers with the sincerity that has come to be associated with her leadership. The same quality that the world appreciated when she appeared in a headscarf to comfort the families of the 51 worshippers who were shot dead in two mosques in Christchurch on March 15.

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