Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Republic of Lithuania/ Respublika os Lietuva/Lietvos Respublika
(Female suffrage 1918/21) Independent 1918-40 and 11.3.90/6.9.91ithuania Parliament

No information prior to 1955

1959-69 Vice-President Leokadija Diržinskaitė-Piliušenko
1960-76 Deputy Premier in charge of Culture
1960-61 and 1961-76 Minister of Foreign Affairs
Her name is also written as
Leokaida Ivozovna Dirginskaitė-Pihusenko or Pilyushenko. She was a Candidate Member of the Politburo of the Communist Party 1960-62, Vice-Chairperson of the Presidium of the Lithuanian Supreme Soviet 1976-85. (b. 1921-)

1960-71 Minister of Social Affairs I.I. Ianchaitė

Circa 1965 Vice-President A.T. Venclova

Circa 1965 Vice-President E.K. Jakuchaviecienė

1971-73 Head of the Central Committee Department of Trade and Public Service Jaina B. Tatsiavichenė
1973-89 Minister of Social Affairs
Chairperson of the
Naujoji Vilnia Region 1961-71. (b. 1928- )

1989-90 Deputy Premier and Minister of Economy Kasimiera Danutė Prunskienė
1990-91 Premier Minister (17.3-10.1)
2004-08 Minister of Agriculture
She was Chairperson of Democratic Party in 1991, and from 1995-2001 Chairperson of Women’s Party, 1996-2000 Group Chairperson of the independent MP’s, and 2001-04 Chairperson of the Peasants and New Democratic Parties Union. Presidential Candidate in 2002, 2004 and 2009, the second time she finished second in the runoff-elections. (b. 1945-).

1990-91 Government Spokesperson Rita Dabkus

1991-92 Minister of Finance Elvyra Kunevičienė
In 1991 Economic Advisor of the Premier Minister.
(b. 1939-)

1991 Vice-Minister of Trade Laima Liucija Andrikienė
1992-93 Kancleris of The Simas (Secretary General of the Parliament)
1997-98 Minister of European Affairs                                      
1998 Minister of Industry and Trade
Chair of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly 1998-99. In 1999 she was founding member and became leader of Homeland People’s Party, a breakaway Faction of the Homeland Union
. Member of the European Parliament from 2004. (b. 1958-)

1993-96 Vice-Minister of Economy Filomena Jasevicienė

1994-97 Vice-Minister of Health Irena Degutienė
1997-2000 Minister of Social Affairs, Labour and Women
1999 Acting Premier Minister (3.5-10/18.5)
1999 Acting Premier Minister (27.10-3.11)
Medical Doctor
. First Deputy Speaker of Seimas 2008-09 and Speaker from 2009. (b. 1949-)

1994-96 Vice-Minister Construction and Urban Development Aldona Baransuskienė
1996-97 Minister of Construction and Urban Development
(b. 1947-)

1996-2000 Vice-Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Vilija Blinkevičiū
2000-08 Minister of Social Affairs and Labour
Blinkeviciute was Presidential Candidate in 2004.

1996-2000 Vice-Minister of Finance for Taxes and Accounting Violeta Latvienė

1998-2000 Vice-Minister of Finance L. Urbšienė

1998-2000 Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Natalija Kazlauskienė

1998-2000 Vice-Minister of Justice Rasa Budbergytė
2001 State Secretary of Interior
Appointed Undersecretary of Interior in 2016-

1999 Government Chancellor Dalia Kuraitė-Giedraitienė

1999-2000 Vice-Minister of Finance Dalia Grybauskaitė
2000-01 Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs
and Deputy Head of the Lithuanian Delegation for the EU Accession Negotiations
2001-
04 Minister of Finance
2004 European Commissioner without Portfolio attatched to the Commissioner for Education and Culture
2004-09 European Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget
2009- President

Extraordinary Envoy and Plenipotentiary Minister at the Lithuanian Mission to the EU 1994-1995, Plenipotentiary Minister at the Embassy in the USA and Minister for Mexico. (b. 1957-)

1999-2003 Vice-Minister of Culture Ina Marčiulionytė
Ambassador to Unesco 2003-10 before she became Director of a Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affaris

2000-03 Vice-Minister of Public Administrative Reform and Local Authorities Genovaitė Rokicienė

2000-03 and 2009-11 Vice-Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Audronė Morkunienė
Named Undersecretary in charge of Social Insurance in 2003 as part of a rectructuring of the civil service and appointment of political Vice-Ministers.

2000-
03 Vice-Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Rasa Melnikienė

2000-03 Vice-Minister of Culture Ina Marciulionytė

2000-03 Vice-Minister of Education and Science Vaiva Radasta Vėbraitė (Vebra)

2001-04 Minister of Culture Roma Douydieinė

2001-04 Vice-Minister of Agriculture Dalia Miniataitė
Appointed Chancellor of the Ministry of Agriculture in 2009.

2001-05 Vice-Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Rasa Melnikienė

2003-08 State Secretary of Culture Diana Paknytė

2006-08 Minister of Education and Science Roma Žakaitienė

2006-08 Vice-Minister of Justice Eglė Radušytė

2006-09 State Secretary of Defence Jūratė Raguckienė
2013- Chancellor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2008-12 Minister of Defence Rasa Juknevičienė
2010 Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs (21.01-11.02)
Deputy Chairperson of the Homeland Union since 1999, MP from 1999 and Assistant Speaker of the of Seimas 1999-2000. (b. 1958-).

2008-12 Vice-Minister of Education and Science Nerija Putinaitė

2008-12 Vice-Minister of Health Nora Ribokienė

2009 Vice-Minister of Finance Ingrida Šimonytė
2009-12 Minister of Finance
Worked in the Ministry from 1997 and Deputy Chairperson fo the Central Bank from 2013. (b. 1974-). 

2009-12 Vice-Minister of Health Janina Kumpienė

2009-12 Vice-Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Audra Mikalauskaitė

2009-10 Vice-Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Jolanta Ramonienė

2010-11 Vice-Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Skirma Kondratas

2010-13 Vice-Minister of Defence Indrė Pociūtė-Levickienė

2012-13 Minister of Economy Birutė Vėsaitė
Social Democratic Party MP from 2000. (b. 1952-)

2012-14 Minister of Social Security and Labour Algimanta Pabedinskienė

2012-14 Vice-Minister of Environment Daiva Matonienė
2014-16 Vice-Minister of Education and Science

2013-16 Vice-Minister of Economy Rasa Noreikienė
Representative of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in Kaunas Country 2010-13.

2013-14 Vice-Minister of Energy Renata Cytacka

2013-14 Vice-Minister of Energy Žydrūnė Juodkienė

2013-16 Vice-Minister of Education and Science Svetlana Kauzonienė

2013-16 Vice-Minister of Education and Science Genoveita Krasauskienė

2013-16 Vice-Minister of Education and Science Edita Tamošiūnaitė

2013-16 Vice-Minister of Health Jadvyga Zinkevičiūtė

2013-14 Vice-Minister of Agriculture Živilė Pinskuvienė

2013-14 and 2014-16 Vice-Minister of Agriulture Leokadija Počikovska-Janušauskienė
Mayor of the District Municipality of Vilnius 1995-2004.

2013 Vice-Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Angelė Bajorienė

2014 Minister of Agriculture Virginija Baltraitienė

2014-16 Minister of Agriculture Algimanta Pabedinskienė

2014-16 Minister of Health Rimantė Ilze Šalaševičiūtė

2014-16 Vice-Minister of Agriculture Lina Kujalytė

2014-16 Vice-Minister for Education and Science Natalja Istomina

2014-16 Vice-Minister for Health Jadvyga Zinkevičiūtė

2014-16 Vice-Minister for Culture Patricija Poderytė

2015-16 Minister of Education and Science Audrone Pitrėnienė

2015-16 Vice-Minister for Education and Science Genoveita Krasauskienė

2016- Minister of Culturė Liana Ruokyte-Jonsson

2016- Minister of Education and Science Jurgita Petrauskienė

2016- Vice-Minister for Finance Agnė Bagočiūtė

2016- Vice-Minister for Health Jūratė Sabalienė


Last update 31.12.16