Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Heads of the Parliament of Belgium
(Women electable 1921/ female suffrage 1948)


See also Belgium Ministers

The Federal Parliament has two chambers:
Chambre des Représentants/ Kamer van Volksvertegenvoordigers/House of Representatives

and Senat/Senaat/Senate

1961-65 Secretary of the Chamber of Representatives Marguerite De Riemacker-Ligot
Between 1965-69 Minister of Family and Housing.

1979-80 Vice-President of the Senate Cecile Goor-Eyben
In 1980 Minister of the Brussel Region (Chief Minister),1980-85 Secretary of State for Brussel.

Circa 1985-87 Secretary of the Senate Marilou Van den Poel-Welkenhuysen
1991-95 Secretary of the Senate

1988-? Vice-President of the Senate Nora Staëls-Dompas
Between 1981-85 Vice-President of the Council of Europe.

1988-91 Secretary of the Chamber of Representatives Nelly Maes

1989-91 Vice-President of Chamber of Representatives Laurette Onckelinx.
Between 1989-91 Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary group of Parti Socialiste, 1992-93 1994-99 Premier and Minister of Social Solidarity, Health and Environment of the French Community, 1999-2007 Federal Deputy Premier and held various ministerial posts since 1999
.

Circa 1991-95 Vice-President of the Chamber of Representatives Pierlette Cahay-André

1991-95 and 2003-07 Secretary of the Chamber of Representatives Colette Burgeon
2007 Acting President of the Chamber of Representative (June-July)
2007-08 Queastor of the Chamber
2008-10 2. Vice-President of the Chamber
2010-14 Questor of the Chamber
A Francophone Socialists (b. 1957).

1992-95 Secretary of the Senate Maria Vandenbusseche-echg. Tyberhien
MP 1977-81, senator 1981-95, Member of Vlaams Raad 1980-95 and Vlaams Parliament from 1995. Her surname means Vandenbusseche-married Tyberhien.

1994-95 Secretary of the Chamber of Representatives Trees Merckx-Van Goey

1995-99 Secretary of the Chamber of Representatives Myriam Vanlerberghe
2009-10 Quaestor of the Senate
Parliamentary leader of the Socialists in the Senate 1999-2009.

1995-99 Quaestor of the Senate Andrée Delcourt-Petre

1999-2003 1. Vice-President of the Senate Sabine de Bethune
2011-14 President of the Senate
2014-Member of the Bureau
Chairperson of the Senate Group of CD&V (Flemish Christian Democrats) 2003-11. She does not use her title of Baroness professionally. (b. 1958-).

1999-2003 Secretary of the Chamber of Representatives Mirella Minne

2003-07 Secretary of the Chamber of Representatives Anne Barzin
 
2003-07 Chairperson of the College of Quaestors in the Senate Jeannine Leduc

She was Chairperson of the Senate Group of the Liberals, VLD, 1999-2003.

2004-07 President of the Senate Anne-Marie Lizin
2007-09
Queaestor of the Senate
Member of the European Parliament 1979-88, 1988-92 she was Secretary of State of  "Europe 1992", Member of the Chamber of Representatives, the Wallon Regional Council and of the Council of the French Community 1991-95, senator from 1999, President of the Committee of Interior Affairs 1999-2003 and of External Affairs and Defence from 2003. She lived (b. 1949-2015).

2004-07 2. Vice-President of the Chamber of Representatives Corinne De Permentier
2007-08 Secretary of the Chamber
2008-10 1. Vice-President of the Chamber
2008 Acting President of the Chamber
2010-14 Vice-President
Minister of Audio-Visual Affairs in the Government of the French Community 1999-2000.

2004-07 Secretary of the Chamber of Representatives Greet Van Gool
Federal Government Commissioner attached to the Minister of Social Affairs and Pensions 2001-03
. (b. 1962-).  

2004-07 Queaestor of the Chamber of Representatives Magda De Meyer

2004-07 Queaestor of the Senate Marie-Hélène Crombé-Berton

2007-10 3. Vice-President of the Senate Anke Van Dermeersch

2007-10 Secretary of the Chamber of Representatives Tinne Van der Straeten

2007-10 Secretary of the Chamber of Representatives Maggie De Block
Chairperson of the Faction of Open VLD 2010-11 and Secretary of State of Asylum, Migration, Integration and the Fight Against Poverty from 2011. (b. 1962-)

2008-10 Secretary of the Chamber of Representatives Camille Dieu

2009-10 Queaestor of the Senate Olga Zrihen
2010-14 Chairperson of the College of Questors of the Senate
2014- 2. Vice-President the Senate

2010-11 Vice-President of the Senate Helga Stevens

2010 Queaestor of the Senate Sonja Becq
2010-14 2. Vice-President of the Chamber
2014- 3. Vice-President of the Chamber

2010-14 Questor of the Senate Lieve Maes
2014- Member of the Bureau of the Senate

2010-14 Questor of the Chamber Jacqueline Galant

2010- Queaestor of the Chamber Sarah Smeyers

2014 Secretary of the Chamber Yoleen Van Camp

2014 Secretary of the Chamber Nawal Ben Hamou

2014 3. Deputy Chairperson of the Chamber Françoise Schepmans
2014- 2. Deputy Chairperson of the Chamber

2014- President of the Senate Christine Defraigne
Chairperson of the Senate Faction of Mouvement Réformateur, MR, 2003-09.


Last update 12.12.15