Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Ministers of the Czech Republic (Czechia)/ Ceská Republika  (Female Suffrage 1918) Formerly the Kingdom of Bohemia-Moravia, later a part of The Austro-Hungarian Empire which became the Republic of Czechoslovakia in 1918 until the two parts split up at 1.1.93 and becoming independent. 

See also Czech Parliament

1969-71 Deputy Minister of Labour Maria Kabrhelová
From 1976-89 Vice-President of the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia, Circa 1987 Secretary of Central Committee of Communist Party.

1969-86 Minister of Post and Telecommunication Růžena Urbánková
(b. 1912-)

?1982-86? Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Jirna Rolencová

1988-89 Minister of Education and Youth Jana Synková

1989-92 Minister of Commerce, Trade and Tourism Vlasta Stepová
Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe from 1999. (b. 1938-)

1989-90 Minister of Justice Dagmar Buresová
President of the Narodni Rada (National Council) 1990-92.

1990-91 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Secretary General and Deputy Chairperson of the Government Office for International Relations Victoria Hradská
In 1990 Chairperson of Liberal Democratic Party. (b. 1944-)

1990-93 Deputy Minister of Economic Control Jitka Zetková  

1992 Minister of Transportation Kvetoloslava (Kveta) Korinková
From 1988-90 Deputy Minister of Economic Development, 1990-91 Minister of Economic Control of Czechoslovakia  

1992-98 Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Jirina Vonkova

Around 1996-97 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Helena Bambasova 

1996-98 Deputy Minister of Defence Hana Demlova
She is former mayor of Pardubice.

1997-98 Minister of Justice Vlasta Parkanová
2006 Designate Minister of Defence (June-August and again in December)
2007-09 Minister of Defence
2009 Deputy Prime Minister
Member of Parliament 1990-1992 and 1997-2010 for the KDU-CSL and Tradition, Responsibility, Prosperity (TOP09) from 2010. She was nominated twice for the post of defence ministers in the prolonged futile attempts to form a government after the elections in June.
Chairperson of the Club of Christian-Democratic Union - Czechoslovak Peoples' Party (KDU-CSL) in the Chamber of Deputies 2006-07. (b. 1951)

1997-98 Deputy Minister of Finance Jana Furstova 
2001-
2005 Deputy Minister of Justice  

(b. 1942) 

Circa 1997-98 Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade for Construction Terézia Hrncirova

1998 Minister of Health Zuzana Roithová
Former Director of the Kralovske Vinohrady Training Hospital and Deputy Chairperson of the Association of Czech Hospitals.
Former Vice-Chairperson of Christian Democratic Union (KDU-CSL), Senator 1998-2004 and Member of the European Parliament from 2004. (b. 1953-)

1998-2002 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Helena Opolecka
From 2002 she is assistant to the the President of the UN General Assembly 2002-03 the former Czech Foreign Minister Jan Kavan. (b. 1955-)

1998-99 Deputy Minister of Finance Irma Zlatohávková
(b. 1925-)  

1998-2000 Deputy Minister of the Interior Yvonne Strecková, CSc
(b. 1934-)  

1998-2002 Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Milada Vlasakova

1998-2002 Deputy Minister of Environment Dana Rimanova

1998-2002 Deputy Minister of Environment Eva Tylova

1998-2002 Deputy Minister of Environment Martina Motolova

1998-2000 Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Vladimira Rattayova

1998-2002 Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy Bela Hejná  
Unsuccessful candidate to the Senate in 2004 and  Advisor to the Prime Minister from 2005.

1999-2005 Deputy Minister of Finance
Yvona Legierska
2005-10
Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

1999-2010 Deputy Minister of the Interior Anna Štanclová

1999-2010 Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication Marcela Gürlichová

1999-2010 Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication Daniela Kovaciková  

2000-02 Deputy Minister without Portfolio Tatjana Holeckova

2001-10 Deputy Minister of Defence Jaroslava Pribylova
Former leader of  the Havlickuv Brod District

2001-02 Deputy Minister of Culture Alexandra Wunchova  

2001-02 Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Jarmila Skvrnova
From 2002 Advisor of the Prime Minister

2002-06 Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Petra Buzkova,
Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies 1996-2002, lawyer, former Vice-chairperson of the Czech Social Demcratic Party (CSSD).

2002-04 Minister of Health Marie Souckova
She is a physician and since 2001 Vice-chairperson of the Czech Social Demcratic Party (CSSD).

2002-04 Head of the Government Office Jana Gavlasova
She was Member of Parliament 1996-98 and since then Advisor to the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, the present Premier. The Head is de facto a cabinet position, though not officially.

2002-04 Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Ludmilla Mullerova
Member of Parliament 1998-2002 and Senator from 2004.

2002-04 Deputy Minister for Regional Development Ivana Hanacikova
Member of Parliament 1998-2002, (b. 1972).

2002-10 Deputy Minister of Environment Ivana Jiraskova

2002-10 Deputy Minister of Culture Petra Smolikova

2003-05 Deputy Minister for Information Technologies Dana Berova
2005-10 Minister for Information Technologies
 (b. 1967)

2004-10 Deputy Minister for Information Technologies Jana Vohralikova

2004-06 Deputy Minister of Regional Development Vera Jourová
2014 Minister of Regional Development
2014- Designate Commissioner for Justice, Consumers Affars and Gender Equality
First Vice-Chairperson of ANO from 2013 and MP from the same year. Former Social Democrat. (b. 1964-).

2004-10 Deputy Minister of Health Miroslava Ourednikova

2004-05 Minister of Health Milada Emmerova
Member of Parliament since 1996, chairperson  of Committee for Health and Social Affairs since 2002 and former professor at the Pilsen Medical College of Charles University. (b. 1944).

2004-10 Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Alena Sterbova

2005-07
Deputy Minister of Finance Dana Trezziova
(b. 1961-)

2005-10 Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Eva Smejkalova

2006 Designate Minister of Culture Michaela Sojdrova
Member of Parliament since 1996, member of KDU-CSL. After months of negotiations, the coalition-deal broke down and her party did not participate in the government after all. (b. 1963)

2006 Designate Minister of Education Dana Kuchtova
(June-August and December)
2007 Minister for Education, Youth and Sport
First Vicechairperson of SZ (Green Party) 2004-08, environmental activist, teacher. After months of negotiations, the coalition-deal broke down and her party did not participate in the government after all, and in December the President refused to appoint the cabinet. But in December the following year she became member of the new government. (b. 1961)

2006-07 Minister of Agriculture Dr. Milena Vicenova
Civil Servant in the ministry from 1996. Nonpartisan.
Secretary General at the Ministry of Regional Development in 2007 and appointed Ambassador to the EU in 2007.

2006-07 Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Miroslava Kopicova
2009-10 Minister of Education, Youth and Sport
Director of National Educational Fund until her appointment. Non-partisan.

2006-10 Deputy Foreign Minister Helena Bambasova
Former ambassador to the Netherlands.

2006-10 1. Deputy Minister of Education Eva Bartonova
2007 Acting Minister of Education
2010-13 Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports
Acted until the Green Party found a replacement for Dana Kuchtova. 

2006-2010 Deputy Minister of Environment Rut Bizkova
2010 Minister of Environment
2010-13 Deputy Minister of Environment

(b. 1957)

2006 Designate Minister and Chairperson of the Cabinet's Legislative Council Simenona Zikmundova
Unsuccessful candidate for the post of Ombudsman in 2000 and from 2001 director of the Regional Office of the region Vysocina, member of Christian-Democratic Union - Czechoslovak Peoples' Party (KDU-CSL) (b. 1958)

2007-09 Minister without portfolio for Human Rights, Minorities and Equal Opportunities Dzamila Stehlikova
Džamila Stehlíková is a psychiatrist and Vice-Chairperson of the Green Party (SZ) 2005-07, she had been designated to the same portfolio in 2006. (b. 1962)

2007 Minister of Culture Helena Trestikova
Helena Třeštíková is a famous film and TV director; she is non-partisan nominated by Christian-Democratic Union - Czechoslovak Peoples' Party (KDU-CSL), Assistant Professor at the Film Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts. Resigned after 2 weeks in office. (b. 1949).

2008-13 Deputy Minister of Finance Klára Król

2009 Minister of Health Daniela Filipiová
Architect by original profession, after 1986 surgery remained on the wheelchair and started to focus on health issues, among devoted her career fighting for constructing all public places without barriers, Civic Democratic Party (ODS) Senator since 2000. (b. 1957-)

2009-10 Minister of Health Dana Jurásková
Director-General of General of the University Hospital in Prague from before 1996, President of the Czech Association of Nurses from and Deputy Director-General of the Thomayer University Hospital in Prague, since 2009. Non-partisan. (b. 1961-).

2009-10 Minister of Justice Daniela Kovárová
Director of the Judicial Academy from 2008. Non-partisan. (b. 1964-).

2009-13 Deputy Minister of Interior Světlana Kubíková 

2010-13 Deputy Minister of Transport Ivana Kubaštová

2010-13 Deputy Minister of Culture Anna Matoušková

2010-13 Deputy Minister of Culture Michaela Vojtová

2011-13 Deputy Prime Minister Karolina Peake
2012 Minister of Defence
Lawyer, member of the Chamber of Deputies since 2010 and Chairperson of the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, also Deputy Chair of the Public Affairs Party, VV and founding chairperson of LIDEM – Liberal Democrats in 2012-13. (b. 1975-)

2011-13 Minister of Culture Alena Hanákov
Member of STAN (Starostové a nezávislí, Mayors and Independents; STAN is a movement closely connected to the political party TOP09) (b. 1958-)

2013 Prime Minister-Nominate Miroslava Němcová
The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies 2010-13, she was nominated by the centre-right former government coalition on 19. June to succeed the former Prime Minister, but the President nominated a male technocrat, who soon after lost a vote of no confidence in the Parliament, which then decided to desolve itself.

2013-14 Caretaker Minister of Justice Marie Benešová
Former Senior State Procecutor she was nominated as member of the proposed technocrat cabinet.

2014- Minister of Justice Helena Válková
Unpolitical University Professor (b. 1951-)

2014- Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Michaela Marksová-Tominová
2015- Acting Minister of Education, Youth and Sports
Member of Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD) since 1997 and Civil Servant (b. 1969-)

2014-16 Deputy Minister of Interior Adriana Krnáčová

2014- Deputy Minister of Interior Monika Pálková

2014- Deputy Minister of Regional Development Klára Dostálová

2014- Deputy Minister of Environment Berenika Peštová

2014- Deputy Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Iva Merhautová

2014- Deputy Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Zuzana Jentschke Stöcklova

2014- Deputy Minister for Regional Development Olga Letáčková

2014-16 Deputy Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Jana Hanzlíková

2014- Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Petra Bartáková

2014- Deputy Minister of Culture Kateřina Kalistová

2014-16 Deputy Minister of Culture Anna Matoušková

2015- Deputy Minister of Health Lenka Ptáčková Melicharová

2015- Deputy Minister of Health Lenka Taie Kolaříková

2016- Deputy Minister for Finance Lenka Jurošková

2016- Deputy Minister for Transport Lenka Voplatková

2016- Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade Lenka Kovačovská

2016- Deputy Minister for Agriculture Jaroslava Beneš Špalková

2016- Deputy Minister for Education, Youth and Sports Dana Prudíková

2016- Deputy Minister for Culture Petra Šmolíková

2016- Deputy Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation Martina Štěpánková

 


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