Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Chronological List of Female Foreign Ministers

1947-53 Ana Pauker, Romania

1956-64 Golda Meïr, Israel

1960-66 and 1970-77 Sirivamo D.R. Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka

1967-69 and 1984 Indira Gandhi, India 

1969-76 Nguyễn Thị Bình, The Provisorial Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam

1974 Elizabeth Rukidi Nyabongo, Uganda

1975 (Acting) Dr. Licelott Catalina Marte Hoffiz de Barrio, Dominican Republic

1976-78 Karin Söder, Sweden

1978-85 Maria do Nascimenta Graça Amorin, Sao Tome e Principe

1979-80 Flora MacDonald, Canada

1979 Gloria Amon Nikoi, Ghana 

1980-84 Colette Flesh, Luxembourg

1980-90 Dame Eugenia Charles, Dominica

1984-94 Dr. Gaositwe Kogakwa Tibe Chiepe, Botswana

1987-88 Adrienne Ekila Liyonda, Zaire (Congo)

1989 Susana Myrta Ruíz Cerutti, Argentina

1989-91 Akmaral Khaydarovna Arystanbekova, Kazakstan

1990-97 (†) Danielle Jorre de St. Jorre, Seychelles

1991-94 Dr. Nohemi Sanín Posada de Rubio, Colombia

1991-94 Baroness Margaretha af Ugglas, Sweden

1991-93 Barbara Jean McDougall, Canada

1991-92 and 2002 Alda Bandeira Tavares Vaz da Conçeicão, São Tomé e Príncipe


1991-94 Pascaline Mferri Bongo, Gabon
 
1991 Marie-Denise Fabien-Jean-Louis, Haiti
1991-circa 92 Minister-in-exile
 
1991-92 Shakhlo Makhmudova, Uzbekistan
The first post-independence Foreign Minister.

1992, 1994-96 and 2005 Roza Otunbayeva, Kyrgyzstan

1993-95 Claudette Werleigh, Haiti

1993-2001 Dr. Andrea Willi, Liechtenstein

1993 (Acting) Motarilavoa Hilda Lini, Vanuatu

1994-2008 Dame Billie Antoinette Miller, Barbados

1994-98 Lena Hjelm-Wallén, Sweden

1994-95 Sy Kadiatou Sow, Mali

1994-95 Dr. Dorothy Musuleng-Cooper, Liberia

1994-95 Maritza Ruiz de Vielman, Guatemala

1995-2002 Janet Bostwick, Bahamas

1995-2000 Tarja Halonen, Finland

1995-96 Susanna Agnelli, Italy

1996-98 Dr. María Emma Mejía Vélez de Caballero, Colombia

1996-97 (Acting) Irena Georgieva Bokova, Bulgaria

1996-97 Prof. Dr. Tansu Çiller, Turkey

1997-2001 Madeleine Korbel Albright, United States of America

1997-2001 Nadezhda Nikolova Mihailova, Bulgaria

1997-98 Shirley Yema Gbujoma, Sierra Leone

1997-98 Zdenka Kramplova, Slovakia

1997, 1998 (March-April), 1999, 2000 (November), 2001, 2002 (January)
2003 (June), 2004 (June/July)... 2006 (May) (Acting)
H.R.H. Princess Hajah Masna binti Omer Ali of Brunei, Brunei


1997-2002 Minister of Foreign Affairs Naira Melkumian, Nargonyi-Karabakh 

1998-2002 Lila Ratsifandrihamanana, Madagascar

1998-2003 (†) Anna Lindh, Sweden

1998-2000 Rosario Green Macías de Heller, Mexico

1998-2000 Tuyaa Nyam-Osoryn, Mongolia

1999-2004 Lydie Polfer, Luxembourg

1999-2009 Dr. Nkosazana C. Dlamini-Zuma, South Africa

1999-2004 Maria Eugenia Brizuela de Avila, El Salvador

1999-2000 and 2001-10 Dodo Aïchatou Mindaoudou, Niger
 
1999 Hilia Barber, Guinea-Bissau

2000-04 Soledad Alvear Valenzuela, Chile

2000-04 Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austria 
2004-10 Commissioner of External Relations, European Union

2000-02 Haja Mahawa Bangoura Camara, Guinea

2000-04 Lillian E. Patel, Malawi

2000-05 Dr. Maria Elisabeth Levens, Suriname

2001 Antonieta Rosa Gomes, Guinea Bissau

2001-02 Tanaka Makiko, Japan

2001 and 2002-06 Ilinka Mitreva, Macedonia

2001-02 Arta Dade, Albania

2001-02 Filomena Mascarenhas Tipote, Guinea Bissau

2002-05 Kristiina Ojuland, Estonia

2002-04 Yoriko Kawaguchi, Japan

2002-04 Ana Palacio Vallelersundi, Spain

2002 and 2003 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, The Philippines 

2002-06 Carolina Barco Isackson, Colombia

2002-04 María de Fátima Lima Veiga, Capo Verde

2002-04 Sandra Kalniete, Latvia

2003-11 Micheline Calmy-Rey, Switzerland

2003 Nina Pacari Vega, Ecuador

2003 Fatoumata Djau Baldé, Guinea Bissau

2003-06 Leila Rachid de Cowles, Paraguay

2003-06 Laila Freivalds, Sweden

2003-04 Dr. Teresa Pinto Basto Gouveia, Portugal

2003-04 Delia Domingo Albert, Philippines

2003-06 Edna Adan Ismail, Somaliland

2004-05 Salomé Zurabishvili, Georgia

2004-08 Dr. Ursula Plassnik, Austria

2004 and 2007 (Acting) Helēna Demakova, Latvia

2005-09 Dr. Condoleezza Rice, United States of America

2005-08 Alcinda Abreu, Moçambique

2005-08 Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Croatia

2005-06 Sidibé Fatoumata Kaba, Guinea

2005-09 Rita Kieber-Beck, Liechtenstein

2005 (Acting) Ana Trišić-Babić, Bosnia-Herzegovina

2005-09 Antoinette Batumubwira, Burundi

2005-10 Lygia Kraag-Keteldijk, Suriname

2006-07 Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, Tanzania

2006-09 Tzipi Livni, Israel

2006-09 Dora Bakoyannis, Greece

2006 (Acting) Carin Jämtin, Sweden

2006-07 Mariam Aladji Boni Diallo, Benin

2006-07 Margaret Beckett, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2006-07 Anna Fotyga, Poland

2006-09 Joyce Banda, Malawi

2006-09 Dr. Kinga Göncz, Hungary

2006-07 Valgerður Sverrísdóttir, Iceland

2006 Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria

2006-07 María Consuelo Araújo Castro, Colombia

2006-07 Joy Ogwu, Nigeria

2006-12 Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Mexico

2006-07 Maia Chigoyeva-Tsaboshvili, South Ossetia in Georgia

2007 María Fernanda Espinoza, Ecuador

2007-08 Sahana Pradhan, Nepal

2007-09 Maria da Conceição Nobre Cabral, Guinea Bissau

2007-09 Meritxell Mateu i Pi, Andorra

2007 (Acting) Adaljíza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno, Timor Leste

2007-09 Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Iceland

2007-08 Lisa Shoman, Belize

2007-08 and 2011-13 Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, Cyprus

2007-10 Olubanke King-Akerele, Liberia 

2007-10 Zainab Hawa Bangura, Sierra Leone

2007-10 Paula Gopee-Scoon, Trinidad and Tobago

2007-08 Dr. Sanjaasuren Oyun, Mongolia

2007-08 María Isabel Salvador Crespo, Ecuador

2008-09 Marisol Argueta de Barillas, El Salvador

2008 Laure Olga Gondjout, Gabon

2008-09 Rosemary Kobusingye Museminari, Rwanda

2008-15 Carolyn Rodrigues, Guyana

2008 Eka Tkeshelashvili, Georgia

2008 (Acting) Helen Clark, New Zealand

2008- Maxine McClean, Barbados

2008-12 Antonella Mularoni, San Marino

2009-13 Dipu Moni, Bangladesh

2009 Adiato Diallo Nandigna, Guinea-Bissau

2009-13 Hilary Rodham Clinton, United States of America

2009 Patricia Isabel Rodas Baca, Honduras

2009-10 Sandra Sumang Pierantozzi, Palau (Balau)

2009- Dr. Aurelia Frick, Liechtenstein

2009- Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South Africa

2009-11 Sujata Koirala, Nepal

2009-11 Etta Elizabeth Banda, Malawi

2009-10 Rumiana Jeleva, Bulgaria

2009-11 Naha Mint Mouknass, Mauritania

2009-11 Marie-Michelle Rey, Haiti

2009- Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda

2010 (Acting) Rasa Juknevičienė, Lithuania

2010-14 Baroness Ashton of Upholland, the European Union

2010-11 Lene Espersen, Denmark

2010-11 Aminatou Djibrilla Maiga Touré, Niger

2010- María Ángela Holguín-Cuéllar, Colombia

2010-11 (Acting) Vlora Çitaku, Kosovo

2010-11 Trinidad Jiménez García-Herrera, Spain

2010-11 Michèle Alliot-Marie, France

2011-13 Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan

2011 (Acting) Erlinda F. Basilio, Philippines

2011 Yvette Sylla, Madagascar

2011-16 Vesna Pusic, Croatia

2012-15 Nina Shtansky, Transnistria (Self declared Republic in Moldova)

2012-14 Maia Panjikidze, Georgia

2012-13 Susan Waffa-Ogoo, The Gambia

2012-14 Foawziya Yussuf Haji Adan, Somalia

2012-  Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Namibia

2012-14 Natália Pedro da Costa Umbelina Neto, São Tomé e Príncipe

2013- Hanna Tetteh, Ghana

2013-15 Mireya Agüero de Corrales, Honduras

2013-
14 Eda Rivas Franchini, Peru

2013- Amina Mohamed, Kenya

2013-
16 Natalia Gherman, Moldova

2013-14 Léonie Banga-Bothy, the Central African Republic

2013- Julie Bishop, Australia

2013-14 (Acting) Viola Onwuliri, Nigeria

2013 (Acting) Mariyam Shakeela, Maldive Islands

2013-16 Dunya Maumoon, Maldive Islands

2013-14 Emma Bonino, Italy

2014 Federica Mogherini, Italy
2014- European Union

2014-15 Arisoa Lala Razafitrimo, Madagascar

2014- Sushma Swaraj, India

2014- Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado, Panama

2014- Margot Wallström, Sweden

2014- Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi, Indonesia

2014- Tamar Beruchashvili, Georgia

2014 (Acting) Anne Sulling, Estonia

2014-15 Keit Pentus-Rosimannusm, Estonia

2014-16 Clarice Modeste-Curwen, Grenada

2014- Francine Baron, Dominica

2014- Delcy Eloina Rodríguez Gómez, Venezuela

2014- Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Botswana

2015- Neneh Macdouall-Gaye, The Gambia

2015 Fatma Vall Mint Soueinae, Mauritania

2015- Béatrice Atallah, Madagascar

2015-16 Aïchatou Kané Boulama, Niger

2015- Ana María Liliana Sánchez Vargas de Ríos, Peru

2015-16 Marina Kaljurand, Estonia

2015-16 Emine Çolak, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

2015- Niermala Badrising, Suriname

2015-17 Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, Mexico

2015- Susana Malcorra, Argentina

2016- Makalé Camara, Guinea

2016- Marjon V. Kamara, Liberia

2016- Kamina Johnson Smith, Jamaica

2016- Aung San Suu Ky, Myanma

2016-17  Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir, Iceland

2016- (Acting) Natalia Yurevna Nikonorova, Donesk (Self-Delcared Republic in Ukarine)



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