Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
República del Ecuador
 (Female suffrage limited 1929/ all 1967) The former Kingdom of Quito was conquered by the Inchas of Peru by the end of the 15th century and formed the Spanish Vice-Royalty of Quito before becoming independent 1822

See also Ecuador Heads and Ecuador Parliament

1944 Minister of Interior Nelda Martinez
She was minister for a few days in the revolutionary government in May 1944, which did not bring full civil rights for women. (b. 1912-)

1979 Minister of Social Affairs Margarita Cedeños de Armijos

1980 Minister of Social Affairs Inéz Arrata de Sorroza

1981-84
Under-Secretary of Administration Alexandra Vela
During the administration of Hurtadi

1981-94 Under-Secretary of Health Guadelupe Perez de Sierra

1991-92Under-Secretary of the Justice and Interior Dra. Maria Ana Argudo Chejin
1992-93 Minister of Social Affairs

1992 Minister of Social Affairs Elsa Maria Castro

1992-94 Under-Secretary of Culture Rosalia Arteaga Serrano de Córdova de Fernández
1994 Minister of Education and Culture
1996-98 Vice-President
1997 Acting President and Head of the Cabinet

1998 Presidential Candidate
In 1986 she was a provincial governor. (b. 1956-)

1993-94 Minister of Social Affairs Montserrat Butiñá Piedra

1994-96 President of the National Monetary Board and Cabinet Member
1995-96 Minister of Economy
1998-99 Minister of Interior and Minister of Police and Municipality (10.8-feb.)
1999     Minister of Finance Ana Luisa Armjios
In 1991-93 President of Banco Central del Ecuador, The Minister of Interior ranks below the President.

1996 Minister of Labour Guadalupe León
Only Minister for 4 months

1996-97 Minister of Education and Culture Sandra Correo León

1996-98 Secretary of State for Communication Mariana Ordóñez de Larrera

1997-98 Minister of Tourism Juana Maria Vallejo Klaere de Navarro
Governor of the Province of Guayas 1988

1997-98 Minister of Environment Flor Maria Valverde

1998 Minister of Social Welfare Edith Frias

Circa 1998 Minister of  Justice/Attorney General Yolanda Paredes

1998-2000 Minister of Environment Yolanda Kakabadse

1998-99 Minister of Tourism Ricó Vásquez
2000-
03 Minister of Tourism
2000-01 Minister of  Environment

1999-2000 Minister of Public Health Rosángel Adoum

1999-2003 Vice-minister of Foreign Affairs Paulina Garcia de Larrea  

Circa 1999-2003 Vice-Minister of Culture Beatriz Parra
She is a famous singer.

2000-03 Minister of Justice/Attorney General Mariana Yépez de Velasco

2001-03 Minister of  Environment Marina de Lourdes Luque

Circa 2002 Under-Secretary of Finance and Economy responsible for Budget Olga Núñez

2003 Minister of Foreign Affairs Nina Pacari Vega
She was the first from the native Quéchua-Indian population to become Vice-President of Congreso Nacional 1999-2000. Founder of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE). (b. 1960-)

2003-05 Minister of External Commerce Ivonne Baki
Also known as Ivonne A-Baki or Ivonne Juez de Abdel-Baki, she was
Consul in Beirut 1981, Honorary Consul in Boston 1992 and Ambassador to USA 1999-2002 and Presidential Candidate in 2002. Of Lebanese origin. (b. 1952-) 

2003 Minister of Labour Martha Vallejo

2003 Minister of Tourism Doris Solís
2008-09 Coordinating Minister of the National and Cultural Heritage
2009-10 Minister-Head the Secretariat of Peoples, Social Movements and Citizen Participation
2010-11 Coordinating Minister of the Police
2011-12 Coordinating Minister of Social Development
2012-? Minister of Economic and Social Integration

2003 Minister of Education Rosa María Torres

2003-05 Minister of Tourism Gladys Eljuri de Álvarez

2003-05 Secretary of Communication Yolanda Torres

2003-05 Vice-Minister of Higher Education Auroa Fernández

2003 Undersecretary of Rural Human Development Lourdes Tibán
2005 S
ecretary of the Council of Development of the Towns and Nationalities with the rank of Minister
Governor of Cotopaxi from 2005.

2003
Vice-Minister of Women's Affairs Gladys Marisela Pazmiño Salazar
Governor of Napo from 2005.

2004-05 Secretary with rank of Minister in charge of National Planning and Development Maria Fuentes

2005-07 Minister of Environment Anita Albán Mora

2005-07 Minister of Education and Culture Consuelo Yánez Cossío

2005 Under-Secretary of Finance and Economy for Finance Magdalena Barreiro Riofrío
2005-07 Minister of Finance and Economy

2005-07 Under-Secretary of Finance and Economy Rosa Mercedes Pérez Granja

Circa 2005-07 Under-Secretary of Finance and Economy for Administation Soraya Arévalo Serrano

2007 Minister of Foreign Affairs María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés
2009-12 Minister-Coordinator of the National Heritage
2012-14 Minister of Defence
Economist and Regional Director of the World Organisation for Naturaleza, Ambassador to the United Nations 2008-09 and to UN in Geneva from 2014. (b. 1963-).

2007 (†) Minister of Defence Guadalupe Larriva González
MP and former National President of the Partido Socialista Ecuatoriano. Died in a helicopter crash after 10 days in office. She lived (1956-2007)

2007 Minister of Tourism María Isabel Salvador Crespo
2007-08 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Integration

2007-09 Minister of Urban Development and Housing María de los Ángeles Duarte Pesantes
2009-10 Minister of Economic and Social Integration
2010-14 Minister of Transport and Public Works

2007-08 Minister of Social Welfare Janeth Sánchez Zurita
2008-09 Minister of Economic and Social Integration


2007-10 Minister of Public Health Carolina Chang

2007-09 Minister of Economic and Social Integration Minister of Social Welfare Jeannette Sánchez
2009-11 Coordinating Minister of Social Development

2007-08 Minister of Literacy Carolina Portaluppi

2007 Secretary General of Communication Mónica Chuji

2007-08 Secretary General of Communication Julia Ortega

2007-09 Secretary of Populations, Social Movements and Popular Involvement Manuela Gallegos

2007 Minister of Defence Lorena Escudero Durán
2007-11 and 2012- National Secretary of Migration

2007-12 Minister of Environment Marcela Aguiñaga Vallejo
Became Vice-President of the National Assembly in 2013.

2007-09 Coordinating Minister of Production Susana Cabeza de Vaca

2007-09 Coordinating Minister of Development Nathalie Cely
2009-11 Coordinating Minister of Production
Ambassador to USA 2011-15.

2007-10 Minister of Tourism Veronica Sion
2010-
13 Minister of Industry and Competitiveness

2007-08
Subsecretary of Finance María Elsa Viteri Acaiturri
2008-10 Minister of Finance


2008 Minister of Finance Wilma Josefina Salgado Tamayo
Economist who worked in the Ministry of Finance, for the World Bank, the Central Bank and latest as an MP. (b. 1952-).

2008-+ Minister of Literacy Carolina Portaluppi

2008-11 Minister of Sport Sandra Vela

2009-12 Deputy Minister of Heritage Belen Moncayo
2012-14 Coordinating Minister of National Heritage

2010-? Minister-Head the Secretariat of Peoples, Social Movements and Citizen Participation Alexandra Ocles

2010-11 Minister of Economic Policy Katiuska Kruskaya King Mantilla
Former Subsecretary of Planning. (1976-)

2010-13 Minister of Culture Erika Sylva Charvet

2010-11 Minister-Head the Secretariat of Peoples, Social Movements and Citizen Participation Alexandra Ocles

2010-12 Minister of Economic and Social Integration Ximena Ponce León

2010-14 Minister of Education Gloria Vidal

2011-13 Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Religious Affairs Johana Farina Pesántez Benítez

2011- Minister-Head the Secretariat of Peoples, Social Movements and Citizen Participation Maria Luisa Moreno

2011 National Secretary of Migration Ana Beatriz (Betty) Tola
2011-12 and 2012-14 Minister of the Policy and Decentralized Autonomous Governments
2014- Minister of Economic and Social Inclusion


2012 Minister of the Policy and Decentralized Autonomous Governments Soledad Buendía

2012-15 Minister of Environment Lorena Tapia

2012-15 Minister of Health Carina Vance Mafla

2014-15 Minister of Tourism Sandra Naranjo
2015- National Secretary of Planning and Development

2014- Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Religious Affairs Ledy Zúñiga Roch

2015- Minister of Health Margarita Guevara Alvarado

2015 Minister of Transport and Public Works Paola Carvajal Ayala

2015 Minister of Sports Catalina Ontaneda

2016- Minister of Culture Ana Rodríguez
Former Vice-Minister of Culture.




Last update 10.03.16