Finland Heads

Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Head of State of Finland
(Rural women got communal suffrage 1863, townswomen got the same right 1873 and universal female suffrage was introduced 1906)Formerly a part of Sweden was a Russian Grand Duchy under the Russian Crown until it became independent 1917

See also Finland Ministers and Finland Parliament

2000-12 President Tarja Kaarina Halonen 
Member of Parliament 1979-2000, 1984-87 Chairperson of the Social Affairs Committee and Member of the Presidium of the Parliament,  1987-1990 Second Minister of Health and Social Affairs (Health Minister) and 1989-1991 Minister of Nordic Co-operation, 1989-91 Co-leader of Soumen Sosialidemokraattinen Pulolue, The Social Democrats. 1990-1991 Minister of Justice 1995-2000 Minister of Foreign Affairs and as such Chairperson of the Council of Ministers of the European Union (1.7.99-31.12.99) Mother of one daughter and partner with a man, who lives next to her for decades. (b. 1943-)



Last update 29.02.12