Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia/ Ityop’ya
(Female suffrage 1955) An ancient Empire (Abyssinia) was occupied by Italy 1936-41 and became a republic 1974  

See also Ethiopia Heads of State and Ethiopia Parliament

1966-71 Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Youdith Imre
1971-75 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
In 1971 Leader of the Ethiopian delegation to the Non-Aligned Nation's Conference, 1975-77 Ambassador to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. (b. 1929-)

Before 1991 Minister of Education Woizero Mary Tadesso

1991-92 Minister of Health Adanetch Kidane Miriam

1991-95 Head of  Women’s Affairs in the Office of the Premier Minister Tadelech Tekle Haile Michael
1995-99 Minister of Women’s Affairs in the Office of the Premier Minister
1999-2001 Minister of Justice
She was active in the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party 1975-79 and jailed 1979-91. (b. 1953-)

1991-92 Vice-minister of Higher Education Genet Zwede
1992-2005 Minister of Education
Member of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party since 1975 and jailed 1977-84 and
afterwards fighter in the bush under the Derg together with her now former husband, the Minister of Health Dr. Kebbede Taddese.

1992-95 Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Membre Alemayehu
Since 1997 Ambassador to Austria and United Nations in Vienna (Wien).

1997-circa 99 Head of Press and Information in the Office of the Premier Minister and Government Spokesperson Netsanet Asfaw

Circa 1999-2002 Government Spokesperson Selome Tadesse

1997-2001 Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Bisrat Gashawtena (Gashaw-Tena)
2001-05 Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

1999-circa 2002 Head of the Women’s Affairs Department in the Office of the Premier Minister Bogaltech Alemu

Around 1999 Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Tedelch

Circa 1999-2001 Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy Weizero Sinkinesh  

2001-05 Minister of State of Finance and Economic Development Dr. Mulu Ketsela 
Shewas described as the de-facto acting minister, though there was a cabinet minister in the Ministry. 

2001-05 Minister of State of Information Netsanet Asfaw

2001-05 Minister of State of Youth, Sports and Culture and of Women's Affairs in the Prime Minister's Office Gifiti Abassiya

2005-14 Minister of Youth and Sports Aster Mamo
2014-15 and 2015-16 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Civil Service and Good Governance and Reform Cluster Coordinator
2015-16 Chief Government Whip
Former Advisor to the PM and Chief Government Whip and Vice-Chairperson of the governing OPDO from 2014.

2005-08 Minister of Women's Affairs Hirut Delebo

2005-10 Minister of State of Justice Simegne Wube

2005-10 Minister of State of Mines and Energy Sinkinesh Ejigu

2005-10 Minister of State of Labour and Social Affairs Zenebu Tadese
2010-16 Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs

2005-15 Minister of State of Culture and Tourism Tadelech Dalecha

2005-10 Minister of State of Women's Affairs Ubah Mohammed Hussein

2008-10 Minister of Women's Affairs
Muferiat Kamil

2013-15 Minister of and Technology Damitu Hambissa
2015-16 Minister of State Entreprises
2016- Minister of Children and Women
Until 2013 she was Speaker of the House of the Council of Oromia

2015-16 Minister of Culture and Tourism Aisha Moussa

2016- Minister of Culture and Tourism Hirut Waldemariam

2016- Minister of Construction Ayisha Mohammed


Last update 11.11.16