Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST
OF
FEMALE PRESIDENTS 
OF PARLIAMENTS


Also see Female Presidents of Parliaments 1920-70, Female Presidents of Parliaments 1990-99 and
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000

1920 Chairperson of the Constituting Session of the Constituent Assembly Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė, Lithuania (15.5.20)

1927-28 and 1932 Chairperson of the Federal Council Olga Ruder-Zeynek, Austria


1945 President of the Chamber of Representantives Maria Libertad Gomez, Puerto Rico (US External Territory)

1950-53 Chairperson of the Upper Chamber Ingeborg Hansen, Denmark

1950 President of the World Health Assembly Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (India)

1953 Chairperson of the Federal Council Dr. Johanna Bayer, Austria

1953-54 President of the General Assembly of the United Nations Vijaya Laksmi Pandit (India)

1953-54 President of the Senate Fatima Ibrahim Didi, The Maldive Islands

1958 Acting Chairperson of the National Council Irena Ďurišová, Slovakia (Czechoslovakia)

1961-62 and 1974-75 President of the Lower House of the Assembly Ragnhilður Helgadóttir, Iceland
1975 President of the Nordic Council

1962-63 Provisional President of National Asembly Vida Tomsič, Slovenia
1967-69 President of the Chamber of Citizens of the National Assembly, Yugoslavia
1974-78 President of the National Assembly, Slovenia

1963-67 President of the National Asembly Vass Metzker Erzsébet, Hungary

1965, 1968, 1969 and 1974 Chairperson of the Federal Council Helene Tschitschko, Austria

1965 President of the Senate Maria Lavalle Urbina, Mexico (December)  

1965-79 President of the Legislature Margurite Eikura Kitimira Story, Cook Island (Free Association with New Zealand)

1967-71 President of the Assembly Milka Planinc, Croatia (At the time part of Yugoslavia)

1969-84 President of the House of Nations Sona Pennigerová, Czechlovakia  

1969 Acting Chairperson of Upper Chamber Violet Alva, India

1969-70 President of the General Assembly of the United Nations Angie Elizabeth Brook-Randolph (Liberia)

1970-74 President of the Federal Chamber of the Supreme Soviet Yadar Sadykovna Nariddinova, United Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

1971-89 Chairperson of the Supreme Soviet Valentina Kiblik, Latvia (At the time part of the USSR)

1972-74 Speaker of the Senate Hon. Muriel McQueen Ferguson, Canada

1972-76 President of the Federal Assembly Annemarie Renger, Federal Republic of Germany

1973-74 President of the Senate Maria Estela Martínez de Perón, Argentina

1973-77 President of the Upper House Torild Skard, Norway

1973-83 (†) Speaker of the Senate The Hon. Dr. Dame Doris Louise Johnson, Bahamas

1974-79 Speaker of the Senate Hon. Renaude Lapointe, Canada

1975-80 President of the National Assembly Carmen Pereira, Cap Verde Islands
1984-89 President of the National People's Assembly of Guinea-Bissau

1976 President of the Cámara de Dipodados Hilda Josefina A. Anderson Nevárez de Rojas, Mexico

(1976-78 Provisoric Chairperson of the National People’s Congress Song Qingling, China (Acting Head of State)
1980 Chairperson of the 3rd Session of the National People's Congress

1977-78 President of the Nationalrat Elisabeth Blunschy, Switzerland

1977-81 President of the Lagting Margit Tøsdal, Norway

1978-79 President of the Cámara de Diputados Lidia Gueiler Tejada, Bolivia
1979 President of the Congress

1978-80 and 1990-94 President of the House of Arkiri (Chiefs) Margaret Makea Karika Arkiri, Cook Island (Free Association with New Zealand)

1979-92 President of Cámara dei Deputati Nilde Iotti, Italy

1979-81 President of the Legislative Chamber of the Grand National Assembly Alexandrina Gainusa Romania

1979-84 President of the House of Republics of the National Assembly Stana Tomasević Arnesen, Yugoslavia.

1979-85 President of the European Parliament Simone Veil (France)

1980-84 Speaker of the House of Commons Jeanne Sauvé, Canada

1980-91 President of National People's Assembly Alda Neves da Graça do Espirito Santo, Sao Tomé e Principe

1980-89 Speaker of the House of Representatives Marie Davis-Pierre, Dominica

1980-90 (†) President of the House of
Paramount Chiefs Pa Tapaeru Ariki, Lady Davies, Cook Island (Free Association with New Zealand)

1980 Chairperson of the 3rd Session of the 5th National People’s Congress
1980-81 (or 1983-86) Chairperson of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, CPPCC Deng Yingchao, China

1980-81 Executive Chairperson the 4th Session of the 5th National People’s Congress Cai Chang, China

1981-1992 Chairperson of the Presidium of the National Assembly Yeh Chin-feng, Taiwan

1981 Capitano Reggente and President of the Consiglio Grande e Generale Maria Lea Pedini Angelini, San Marino

1981-82/89 President of National Assembly Dr. (Maria) Julia Castillo Rodas, El Salvador

1981-82 President of the Nationalrat Heidi Lang, Switzerland

1981-82 and 1987 President of the Legislature Ruby Margaret Rouss, United States Virgin Islands

1981-85 Co-Chairperson of the National Council Queen Mother Dzeliwe Shongwe of Swaziland

1982-83 and 1987-89 Cathaoirleach/Chairperson of the Senead Eireann/the Senate Trás Honan, Ireland

1982 President of Cámara de Diputados Marcela Gónzales Salas y Petricioli, Mexico

1982-88 President of the Skubscina Silva Jeret, Slovenia (At the time part of Yugoslavia)

1982 and 1987 President of the Nordic Council Elsi Hetemä-Orlander (Finland)

1982-85 President of the Conseil General Lucette Michaux-Chevry, Guadalupe (France)
1992-2004 President of the Conseil General

1983-87 President of the Upper House of the AlÞing Salome Þorkelsdóttir, Iceland
1991 President of the United AlÞing
1991-95 President of the AlÞing 

1983-86 Chairperson of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Kang Keqing, China

1983-86 President of the Senate Jeanette Grant-Woodham, Jamaica

1983-89 President of the Legislative Chamber of the Grand National Assembly Marie Gheorge, Romania

1984-89 President of the Senate Doris June Garcia, Belize

1984-85 and 1988-89 President of the Nordic Council Karin Söder (Sweden)

1984 and 1989-90 Capitano Reggente and President of the Consiglio Grande e Generale Gloriana Ranocchini, San Marino

1984-89 President of the Assembly Kata Lahtova, Macedonia (At the time part of Yugoslavia)

1984-90 President of the Lower Chamber Åshild Hauan, Norway

1985 Executive Chairperson of the 3rd. Session of the 6th National People’s Congress Shi Liang, China

1985- Co-Chairperson of the National Council Queen Mother Ntombi laTfwala of Swaziland 

1986-87 President of Asemblea Legislativa Dr. Rose Marie Karpinsky Rodero de Morillo, Costa Rica

1986-89 Speaker of the House of Representatives Joan Child, Australia

1986-87 President of the National Assembly Milka Takeva-Gligorijevic, Yugoslavia

1986-92 President of the Assembly of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference Mary Simons (Canada)

1987 Chairperson of the Bundesrat Dr. Helga Heiden-Sommer, Austria

1987 Acting Chairperson of Rajya Sabha Pratibha Patil, India

1988-98 President of the Bundestag Prof. Dr. Rita Süßmuth, Germany

1988 Executive Chairperson of the 1st. Session of the 7th. National People’s Congress Chen Muhua, China

1988-91 President of the United AlÞing Gudrún Helgadóttir, Iceland

1989-94 President of the Chambre des Députés/ Abgeordnetenkammer Erna Hennicot-Schoepeges, Luxembourg  
1993-94 President of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union 

1989-93 President of the Senate Jane Usher, Belize

1989-90 President of the Assembly of the Association of Pacific Legislatures Herminia Dierking (Guam)

1990 Chairperson of the Volkskammer Dr. Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, German Democratic Republic

1990-91 President of the National Assembly Miriam Argüello Morales, Nicuragua

1990-95 President of the Senate Hon. Margaret Neckles, Grenada  

1990-92 President of the National Assembly Bogdana Glumac-Levakov, Yugoslavia

1990-92 President of the Milli Mejlis Yüksek Sovyet Elmira Kafarova, Azerbaijan

1990-93 President of the Odelsting (Lower House) Inger Lise Gjørv, Norway

1990-91 President of the National Council Dagmar Buresova, Czech Republic (At the time still part of Czechoslovakia)

1990-96 Chairperson of The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Lois O'Donoghue, Australia

1991-92 President of the Congreso Nacional Ana Catalina Soberanis  Reyes, Guatemala

1991-92 Capitano Reggente and President of the Consiglio Grande e Generale Edda Ceccoli, San Marino

1991-94 Speaker of the Riksdag Ingegerd Troedsson, Sweden

1991, 1995,  2000 and 2004 President of the Bundesrat Anna Elisabeth Haselbach, Austria
2004 President of the Bundesversamling (08.07.2004)

1991/92 President of the Ständesrat (Council of the States) Josi J. Meier, Switzerland

1991-96 Speaker of the Legislative Assembly The Hon. Sybil McLaughlin, Cayman Island (United Kingdom Dependency)

1991-95 Speaker of the House of Representatives the Hon. Occah Seapaul, Trindad and Tobago

1991-94 Speaker of the Legislative Council Rosita Missick-Butterfield Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom Dependency)

1991-93 Chairperson of the Executive Board of UNESCO Maria Bernard-Meunier (Canada)

1992-2000 Speaker of the House of Commons Betty Boothroyd, United Kingdom
1999-2000 President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth

1992 President of Cámara de Diputados María de Los Ángeles Moreno Uriegas, Mexico
1994 President of the Permanent Commission of Congreso de la Union
1997 President of the Senate
1999 President of the Senate (March)
1999 President of the Commission of Congreso de la Union
1999-2000 President of the Senate (November-August)

1992 Acting President of the Narodno Sobranie Snejana Damianova Botoucharova-Doitcheva, Bulgaria

1992-93 Acting Chairperson of Sesssions of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Qian Zhengying, China

1992-99 President of the Assambleia Dr. Anabela Fátima Xavier Sales Ritchie, Macao (Portuguese External Territory)

1992-95 President of the Shire Council Lillian Oh, Christmas Island, Australian External Territory

1992-93 President of the Parlamento Centroamericano Ilsa Díaz Zelaya (Honduras)

1992-94 European Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Maria Luisa Cassanmagnago Cerretti (Italy)  

1993 Capitano Reggente and President of the Consiglio Grande e Generale Patricia Busignani, San Marino

1993-2001 President of the Storting Kirsti Kolle Grøndahl, Norway

1993-97 President of the Diet Takako Doi, Japan

1993-2001 President of House of Districts Katica Ivanisevic, Croatia

1993 President of the Senate Lucia Carrasco Xochipa, Mexico (December)

1993-95 Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Neva A. Edwards, Dominica

1993/94 President of the Nationalrat Gret Haller, Switzerland

1993-96 Speaker of the House of Representatives Zaida Hernández Torrés, Puerto Rico (American External Territory)

1993-98 President of Conseil Regional Margie Sudre-Demaiche, Réunion (France)

1993-95 Chairperson of the Executive Board of UNESCO Dr. Attiya Inayatullah (Pakistan)

1994-2004 President of the Senate Madam Millicent Percival, Antigua and Barbuda

1994-2004 Speaker of the House of Representatives The Hon. Dame Bridget Harris, Antigua and Barbuda

1994-95 President of National Assembly Gloria Salguero Gross, El Salvador

1994-96 President of Cámara dei Deputati Irene Pivetti, Italy

1994-95 and 1997-98 President of Congreso de la República Arabella Castro Quinoñez de Comparini, Guatemala .

1994-2003 Speaker of the Eskukunta/the Riksdag Riitta Uosukainen, Finland

1994-95 President of Cámara de Diputados Carmen Lavria, Venezuela

1994-95 President of Asemblea Legislativa Balbina Herrera Arauz, Panamá

1994-2002 Speaker of the Riksdag Birgitta Dahl, Sweden

1994-95 Chairperson of the Great Council of Chiefs Hon. Adi Samanunu Cakobau Tolakuli, Fiji

1994-2004 Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Frene Noshir Ginwala, South Africa

1994-2002 President of the House of Paramount Chiefs Pa Tapaeru Upokotini Marie Ariki, Cook Island (Free Association with New Zealand)

1994-98 Chairperson of the Staten Lucille A. George-Wout, The Netherlands Antillies (Dutch External Territory)

1994-95 Chairperson of the Lógting Marita Petersen, Faero Islands (Danish External Territory)

1995 President of the Cámara de Senadores Maria Guadalupe López Bretón, Mexico

1995-96 Chancellor of the Siema Ilga Kretuše, Latvia

1995-96 President of Congreso de la República Martha Chavez Cosso de Ocampo, Peru

1995-2001 Speaker of the Yefedereshn Mekir Bet Weizero Almaz Meko, Ethiopia

1995-96 President of the Assembly of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference Rosemarie Kuptana (Canada)

1996-2002 President of the Senate Margaret Reid, Australia
2000-01 President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth

1996-98 Speaker of the House of Representatives Dr. Miriam Spiteri Debono, Malta

1996-2000 Speaker of the National Assembly Marijke Indradebie Djawalapersad, Suriname

1996-97 President of the Provisorial Legislative Council
1997-2008 President of the Legislative Council Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, Hong Kong (First under UK then under China)

1996-99 President of the European Council Leni Fisher (Germany)

1996-2007 President of the Senate the Hon. Syringa Marshall-Burnett, Jamaica

1997-2002 Speaker of the House of Representatives Violet Neilson, Jamaica

1997-2001 Marshall of the Senat Prof. Alicja Grzeszkowiak, Poland

1997-98 President of the Nationalrat dr.iur. Judith Stamm, Switzerland

1997-2002 Speaker of the House of Representatives Rome Italia Johnson, Bahamas

1997 Acting Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha Najma Heptulla, India (24.07-21.08)
1999 Acting Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha (April-May)
1999-2002 President of the Council of the Interparliamentarian Union, IPU
2002 Acting Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha (27.7-19.8)

1997-98 President of the 22nd. Legislature Senator The Hon. Lorraine Ledee Berry, US Virgin Islands (US External Territory)

1997 Speaker of the Assembly Elma Gabriyelyva, Nagorno-Karabakh, Self-proclaimed independent republic in Azerbaijan.

1997 President of Nordic Council Berit Brørby Larsen (Norway)

1997-99 President of the Assembly of the Association of Pacific Legislatures Carlotta McCarthy Leon Guerrero (Guam)

1998-2002 Chairperson of the Tweede Kamer of the Staten Generaal Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, The Netherlands

1998 President of the Senate Beatriz Elena Parades Rangel, Mexico (September)
2000 President of Parlamento Latino Americano
2001-02 President of the Cámara de Diputados

1998-2001 President of the Senate Elizabeth Usher de Zabaneh, Belize
2001-08 Speaker of the House of Representatives

1998-2001 Speaker of the House of Representatives Sylvia Flores, Belize
2001-03 President of the Senate

1998-2000 President of the Senát Libušé Benešová, Czech Republic  

1998-99 President Cámara de Diputados Ixora Rojas Paz, Venezuela

1998 Acting President of the Congreso de la República Edith Mella do Cespedes, Peru

1998 Acting Presiding Officer of the Senate Diana Mahabir-Wyatt, Trinidad and Tobago

1998-99 Speaker of the Legislative Council Hon. Emily A. Saunders, Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom Dependency)

1998-2000 President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Helle Degn (Denmark)
1998-99 Chairperson of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly Laima Liucija Andrikienė (Lithuania)

1999 President of the Consiglio Grande e Generale Rosa Zafferani, San Marino (1.4-1.10)
2008 President of the Consiglio Grande e Generale

1999/2000 President of the Nationalrat Trix Heberlein, Switzerland

1999-2004 Chairperson of the Council of Provinces Naledi G.M. Pandor, South Africa

1999-2000 President of Congreso de República Martha Hildebrandt Pérez Trevino, Peru

1999-2002 President of Cámara de Diputados Lia Rafaela Alburquerque Castro de Gonzáles, The Dominican Republic

1999-2012 Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Ntlhoi Motsamai, Lesotho
2002-? Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum

1999- President of the Asembleia Legislativa Susana Chou Lei, The Special Administrative Region of Macau (China)

1999-2002 President of the European Parliament Nicole Fontaine (France)

1999 President of the Nordic Council Gun Hellsvik (Sweden)

1999-2001 Chairperson of the Executive Board of UNESCO Sonia Mendieta de Badaroux (Honduras)

1999-2002 President of the Senate Esperanza Aguirre y Gil de Biedma, Spain

2000-04 President of the Congreso de los Diputados Luisa Fernanda Rudi Úbeda, Spain

2000 Joint President of Consiglio Grande e Generale Maria Domenica Michelotti, San Marino

2000- Speaker of the House of Representatives Alix Boyd Knights, Dominica

2000-01 President of the National Assembly Rina Maria Contreras López, Costa Rica

2000-01 President of Cámara de Representantes Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez Castañeda, Colombia
2007-08

2000-01 President of the Ständesrat Françoise Saudan, Switzerland

2000 President of the Bundesrat Johanna Auer, Austria

2000 Acting President of the Congreso Nacional Luz Salgado Rubianes de Parades, Peru (Nov.-Dec.)
2016-17 President of the Congreso Nacional


2000 President-Elect of the Congreso Nacional Susana Gonzáles Muños, Ecuador (01.08-29.08)

2000 Acting President of the Congreso Nacional Nina Pacari Vega, Ecuador (01-)29.08)

2000 Acting Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Clarissa S. Riehl, Guyana (15.10-23.10)

2000-04 President of the Assembly of European Regions Liese Prokop (Austria)  

2000 President of Nordic Council Sigriður Anna þorðardóttir (Iceland)  

2000 Chairperson of the Belelux Parliament Mr. W.J.C. Wildens-Rozendaal (The Netherlands)

2000 President of the World Health Assembly Dr Libertine Appolus Amathila (Namibia)

Around 2000- President of the Kotu Nui The Tika Mataiapo Dorice Reid, Cook Islands (In Free Association with New Zealand)

2001-03 and 2004-07 and 2008 Chairperson of the Parlament Nino Burjanadze, Georgia
2001-02 President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

2001-04 President of the National Assembly Natasa Micic, Serbia (Serbia and Montenegro)

2001 Acting President of the Senate Brunilda Ortiz, Puerto Rico (USA) (01-08.01)

2001-05 President of the Parliament Ing. Eugenia Ostapciuc, Moldova

2001-02 President of the Skupštine Vesna Perovic, Montenegro (Yugoslavia)

2001- President of the Odelsting Ågot Valle, Norway

2001-02 President of the Nationalrat/Conseil national/Consiglio nazionale  Liliane Maury Pasquier, Switzerland

2001-05 Speaker of Lagtinget Viveca Eriksson, Åland (Finish External Territory)

2001-03 and 2013- Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Cayman Islands (United Kingdom External Dependency)

2001-13 Presiding Officer of the House of Assembly Anne Mitchell-Gift, Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago)
Head Librarian of Tobago, a self-ruling island.

2001-11 President of the Assembly Hon. Marjorie Morton, Nevis (St. Kitts and Nevis)

2001-04 President of L'Assemblée Lucette Taaroamea Taero, Polynésie Française (French External Territory)

2001-03 President of the Andean Parliament Jhannett Madriz Sotillo (Venezuela)
2003-04 President of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas

2001-05 Chairperson of the Executive Board of UNESCO Professor Aziza Bennani  (Morocco)

2002 President of the Bundesrat Uta Barbara Pühringer, Austria

2002-03 President of the Cámara de Diputados Adriana Muñoz D'Albora, Chile

2002-07 President of the Senate Dr. Linda Baboolal, Trinidad and Tobago

2002 Acting President of the Senate Christine Kangaloo, Trinidad and Tobago (10-17.04, and 11.07-25.07)
2015- President of the Senate


2002-09 Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Szili Katalin, Hungary

2002-07 and 2012- President of the Senate The Hon Sharon Wilson, The Bahamas

2002-06 Speaker of the Saeima Ingrīda Ūdre, Latvia
 
2002-03 President Cámara de Senadores Mirtha Queuedo Acalinovic, Bolivia

2002-03 Leader of the Senate Grace Beatrice Minor, Liberia

2002 President of the Nordic Council Outi Ojala (Finland)

2002-06 President the Inuit Circumpolar Conference Sheila Watt-Cloutier (Canada)

2002-03 President of L'Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie Louise Harel (Canada)

2002 and 2003 Chairperson of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly Giedrė Purvaneckienė (Lithuania)

2002-09 Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Lady Glenys Kinnock (United Kingdom)

2002-03 President of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas Laura Pavón Jaramillo (Mexico)

2002-08 Chairperson of the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas Céline Hervieux-Payette (Canada)

2003-04 President of the Cámara di Diputados Isabel Allende Bussi, Chile
2014-15 Senate President


2003 Speaker of the National Assembly Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Finland (25.03-15.04) 

2003 Acting Speaker of the Eduskunta Liisa Jaakonsaari, Finland (15.04-22.04)

2003-06 and 2007-14 Chairperson of the National Assembly Ene Ergma, Estonia

2003-09 Chairperson of the Eerste Kamer of the Staten General mr. Y.E.M.A. Timmerman-Buck, The Netherlands

2003 Acting President of the Constituent and Legislative Assemby - Transitional Philomène Omatuku Atshakawo Akatshi, Democratic Republic of Congo


2003-07 Speaker of the Legislative Council Inez Archibald, British Virgin Island (External Territory of the United Kingdom)
 
2003-04 Chairperson of the Council of Chiefs Paramount Chiefess Kgôsi Mosadi Seboko a Mokgôsi of Balete, Botswana

2003-04 and 2014 Joint President of Consiglio Grande e Generale Valeria Ciavatta, San Marino

2003 Acting President of the Sobranie Liljana Popovska, Macedonia (08.-18.11)

2003-05 Co-President of the Polish-Ukrainian Parliamentary Assembly Jolanta Danielak (Poland)

2004-06 President of the Senate the Hon. Leslie-Ann Seon, Grenada

2004-09 Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Fatma Ekenoğlu, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

2004-07 President of the National Assembly Dr. Anna Psarouda-Benaki, Greece

2004-14 Speaker of the House of Representatives D. Gisele Isaac-Arrindell, Antigua and Barbuda

2004-08 and 2014- Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete,  South Africa

2004 (†) Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Joyce Lesawana Kgoali, South Africa

2004-07 President of the Senate Anne-Marie Lizin-Vanderpeeten, Belgium

2004-07 President of the House of Councillors Chikage Ogi, Japan

2004-05 President of the Cámara de Representatnes Zulema del Carmen Jattin Corrales, Colombia

2004-08 Speaker of the National Assembly Marcella Liburd, St. Kitts and Nevis (Saint Christopher)

2004 Acting Speaker of the House Assembly Trusty Gina, Swaziland
2006 Acting Speaker

2004- President of the General Council Nassimah Magnolia Dindar, Réunion (French Oversea's Territory)

2004 Acting Chairperson of the Island Council Brenda Christian, Pitcairn Island (United Kingdom Territory)

2004-08 Chairperson of National Indigenous Council Dr. Sue Gordon, Australia

2004-05 President of the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures Senator Joanne M. Salas Brown (Guam)

2004- President of the Parliament of the African Union Gertrude Ibengwe Mongolla (Tanzania)

2004-06 President of the European Social and Economic Council Anne-Marie Sigmund, European Union (Austria)

2004 President of the UN Economic and Social Council Marjatta Rasi (Finland)

2004-05 President of the Parliament of The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Indigenous People of Ecuador Sonia Vargas, Ecuador
2005-07 President of the Parlamento Indio Amazónico

2005 President of the Nordic Council Rannveig Guðmundsdóttir (Iceland)


2005-14 President the Senate Hazelyn Francis, Antigua and Barbuda

2005 Acting President of the National Assembly Kamelia Kassabova, Bulgaria (04.02.23.02)

2005-06 President of the Cámara de Representantes Nora Castro, Uruguay

2005-08 Speaker of the House of Representatives Margaret Wilson, New Zealand

2005 President of the National Council Thérèse Meyer-Kaelin, Switzlerland

2005 Joint President of the Consiglio Grande e Generale Fausta Morganti, San Marino  

2005-09 Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Edna Moyle, Cayman Islands (British External Territory)

2005 President of the National Assembly Yeh Chu-lan, Taiwan

2005-06 President of the Congress and President of the Senate Claudia Blum de Barberi, Colombia

2005-06 President of the Cámara de Diputados Norah Soruco Barba de Salvatierra, Bolivia

2005 President of the World Health Assembly Elena Salgado Méndez (Spain)

2005 Acting President of the Congreso Nacional Cynthia Fernanda Viteri Jiménez, Ecuador (20.04-36.04)

2005-07 President of the l’Assemblée Nationale Immaculée Nahayo, Burundi

2005-13 President of the Kuvendi i Shqipërisë Jozefina Topalli, Albania

2005-07 Chairperson of the National Assembly Sólveig Pétursdóttir, Iceland

2005-08 Speaker of the Landsting Barbro Sundback, Åland

2005-09 Chairperson of the Staten Mervin Ras, Aruba (External Territory of the Netherlands)

2005-07 Speaker of Lagtinget Barbro Sundback, Åland (Finish External Territory)

2005-07 President of the Sameting/Sámediggi Aili Keskitalo in Norway

2005 Acting President of the Sameting/Sámediggi Randi Skum in Norway (23.10-mid November)

2005-09 Chairperson of the Plenary of the Sameting/Sámediggi Sylvia Simma in Sweden

2005-07 Speaker of Folktinget Astrid Thors in Finland

2005 Chairperson of the General Council of WTO Amina Chawahir Mohamed, Kenya

2005-10 Chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (The Philippines)

2006 President of the Cámara de Dipotados Marcela Gónzalez Salas y Petricioli, Mexico

2006 President of the Bundesrat Sissy Roth-Halvax, Austria (January-July)

2006- President of the Senate Chief Gelane Zwane, Swaziland

2006-08 President of the House of Paramount Chiefs Ada Rongomatane Ariki, Cook Islands (Free Association with New Zealand)

2006-07 Speaker of the National Assembly Belinda Bidwell, The Gambia

2006-? President of the Indigenous Parliament of America Isabel Ortega, Bolivia

2006 Acting Speaker of the Pratinidhi Sabha Chitra Lekha Yadav, Nepal (26.04-13.05)

2006 Acting President of the Antenimierampirenena Marie Zénaïde Lechat Ramampy, Madagascar (10.05-15.05)


2006-09 Speaker of the National Assembly Dalia Itzik, Israel

2006-11 Lord Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness Hayman, United Kingdom of Great Britain

2006-07 President of the Senate and of the Congress Dilian Francisca Toro, Columbia

2006-07 President of the Congreso Mercedes Cabanillas Bustamente de Llanos De la Mata, Perú

2006-07 President of the Asamblea Constituyente Silvia Lazarte Flores, Bolivia

2006 Acting President of the National Assembly Desirée Santos Amaral, Venezuela (09.08-15.08)

2006-10 President of the National Assembly Cilia Flores, Venezuela

2006-07 President of the United Nations General Assembly Sheika Hayya bint Rashid Al-Kalifha (Bahrain)

2006-14 () President of the National Assembly Barbara Prammer, Austria

2006-07 President of the National Council Christine Egerszegi-Obrist, Switzerland

2006-12 Chairperson of the Tweede Kamer Gerdi Verbeet, The Netherlands

2006- Chairperson of the National Assembly Akja Nurberdiyeva, Turkmenistan
Acting December 2006-February 2007.

2006-10 Chairperson of the Inuit Circumpolar Council Patricia A. Cochran (Alaska)

2007-11 Speaker of the House of Represenatives Nancy Pelosi, United States of America

2007-08 President of the Senate Dr Rosemarie Husbands Mathurin, St. Lucia
2008-12
Speaker of the House of Representatives 

2007-08 Speaker of the House of Representatives Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, St. Lucia

2007-09 Speaker of the National Assembly Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay, The Gambia

2007 Temporay Speaker of the Assembly Borka Vučić, Serbia (February-May)

2007- President of the Senate Lynn Holowesko, The Bahamas

2007-09 Chairperson of Folktinget Ulla-Maj Wideroos in Finland

2007 President of the World Health Assembly Jane Halton (Australia)

2007 Speaker of the House of Representatives Chief Patricia Etteh, Nigeria

2007 Acting President of the Kamer van volksvertegenwoordigers/Chambre des Représentants Colette Burgeon, Belgium (28.06-05.07)

2007-08 President of the Baltic Assembly Erika Zommere (Latvia)

2007 President of the Cámara de Diputados María Elena Alvarez Bernal, Mexico

2007-08 President of the Cámara de Diputados Ruth Zavaleta Salgado, Mexico

2007 President of the Andean Parliament Ivonne Juez de Abdel-Baki (Ecuador)

2008-09 Chairperson of the Landsting Ruth Heilmann, Greenland (Danish External Territory)

2008- Speaker of the Legislature Judith Won Pat, Guam (United States External Territory)

2008-12
President of the Senate Andrea Gill, Belize

2008-13 Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Fahmida Mirza, Pakistan

2008- Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis Diloram Gafurjanovna Tashmukhamedova, Uzbekistan

2008-12 President of the Skupština Slavica Đukić-Dejanović, Serbia

2008 Acting President the Conseil Territorial Marthe Ogoundelé-Tessi, St-Martin (French External Territory) (25.07-07.08.08)

2008-13 President of the Senate Joan Purcell, Grenada

2008-09 Speaker of the National Assembly Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde , South Africa

2008-13 President of the Umutwe w'Abadepite/La Chambre des Députés/Chamber of Deputies Rose Mukantabana, Rwanda

2008-09 President of the National Council Chiara Simoneschi-Cortesi, Switzerland

2008-12 President of the Cámara Deputaţilor Roberta Anastase, Romania

2008-10 President of the Senate Gail V.Philip, St. Lucia

2008- Speaker of the Legislative Council Margaret Anne Catherine Hopkins, St. Helena

2008 Acting President of the Kamer van volksvertegenwoordigers/ Chambre des Représentants Corinne De Permentier, Belgium

2008- President of the Assembly of the European Regions Michèle Sabban (France)

2008-09 President of the Central American Parliament Gloria Guadalupe Oquelí (Honduras)

2008-11 President of Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference Christina Gestrin (Finland)
2011-
15 Chairperson of Folktinget in Finland

2008- President of the Senate Carol Ann Marie Bassett, Bermuda (External Territory of United Kingdom of Great Britain)

2009-13 Speaker of the Parliament Joyce Bamford-Addo, Ghana

2009-13 Speaker of the House of Representatives Jennifer Gonzáles Colón, Puerto Rico (USA External Territory)

2009-15 President of the Senate Rose Francine Rogombé, Gabon
 
2009 President of the Nordic Council Sinikka Bohlin (Sweden)
 
2009 President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council Sylvie Lucas (Luxembourg)

2009-13 Chairperson of the Alþing Ásta R. Jóhannesdóttir, Iceland

2009-14 Speaker of the Lok SabhaMeira Kumar, India

2009-13 Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Mary Lawrence, Cayman Islands (UK External Territory)

2009-10 Speaker Elizabeth Yaminde Renner, Malawi

2009 Acting President of the Congreso Nacional Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake, Honduras

2009-13 and 2014- President of the National Assembly Tsetska Tsacheva, Bulgaria

2009-12 Speaker of the Seimas Irena Degutiené, Lithuania

2009 and 2010-11 President of the Dom Naroda Dušanka Majkić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2009-14 Speaker of the National Assembly Margaret Nasha, Botswana

2009-10 President of the National Council Pascale Bruderer Wyss, Swiyzerland

2009-10 President of the Council of Estates Erika Forster-Vannini, Switzerland

2009-11 Chairperson of Folktinget Anna-Maja Henriksson, Finland

2009-12 Speaker of the Transitional Arab Parliament Huda Fathi Ben Amer (Libya)

2010- President of Assembleia da República Veronica Nataniel Macamo, Mozambique

2010 President of the Senado Ana María Romero de Campero, Bolivia

2010-13 President of the National Transition Council Rabiatou Serah Diallo, Guinea

2010- Speaker of the House of Assembly Barbara Webster-Bourne, Anguilla (UK External Territory)

2010-11 President of the Cámara de Diputados Alejandra Sepúlveda Orbenes, Chile

2010-14 Speaker of the Legislative Council Teresina Bodkin Bodkin, Montserrat (UK External Territory)

2010-13 Speaker of the Poslanecká Sněmovna Miroslava Nemcová, The Czech Republic

2010- Chairperson of the Nationale Assemble Jennifer Simons-Geerlings, Suriname, Suriname

2010-12 President of the Senate Leonne Theodore-John, St. Lucia
2016- Speaker of the House of Assembly

2010-13 Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Robin Adams, Norfolk Island (Australian External Territory)

2010-12 and 2013-14 Chairperson of the Parliament Gracita Arrindell, Sint Maarten (External Territory of the Netherlands)

2010-11 President of the Bundesrat Hannelore Kraft, Germany

2010-14 Speaker of the Saeima Solvita Āboltiņa, Latvia

2010 Acting President of the Senate Alena Gajdůšková, The Czech Republic (14.11-24.11)

2010- Speaker of the National Assembly Anne Semamba Makinda, Tanzania

2010 Acting President of the Senate Alena Gajdůšková, The Czech Republic

2010- President of the National Assembly Pany Yathotou, Laos

2011-
Co-President of the The Consiglio Grande e Generale Maria Luisa Berti, San Marino

2011-15 President of the Assembleia da República Maria da Assunção Esteves, Portugal

2011- Speaker of the National Assembly Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, Uganda

2011-12 President of the Bundesrat Susanne Neuwirth, Austria

2011- President of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar (Colombia)
Foreign Minister of Colombia.

2011- Speaker of the House of Representatives Marisa Colleen Dalrymple-Philibert, Jamaica
Deputy Speaker in 2007-2011

2011-16 President of Tynwald and of the Legislative Council Clare Margaret Christian, Isle of Man

2011-16 Lord Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness D'Souza, United Kingdom

2011- President of the Assembly Christen Springette, Nevis (St. Kitts and Nevis)

2011- Chairperson of the Federation Council Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko, Russia

2011-14 President of the Senate Sabine de Bethune, Belgium

2011-14 Marshall of the Sejm Ewa Kopacz, Poland

2011-15 Speaker of the Lagting Britt Lundberg, Åland (Finish External Territory)
2015 President of the Nordic Council (Finland)

2011- Provisorial President of the Senate Beatriz Liliana Rojkes De Alperovich, Argentina

2011- Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe, British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom External Territory)

2011-12 President of Andean Parliament Rebeca Elvira Delgado Burgoa (Bolivia)
2012-13 President of the Camara de Diputados in Bolivia


2011-12 Chairperson of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference Valentina Nikolaevna Pivnenko (Russia)

2012-13 Chairperson of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference Laine Randjärv (Estonia)

2012-14 President of the Senate Gabriela Montaño Viaña
, Bolivia

2012- President of the Senate Kerryann Ifill, Barbados

2012-13 Speaker of the House of Representatives Anna Burke, Australia

2012-14 Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly Margaret Nantongo Zziwa (Uganda)

2012-13 Co-President of the APC-EU oint Parliamentary Assembly Joyce Laboso (Kenya)

2012-15 Chairperson of the Twede Kamer Anouchka van Miltenburg, The Netherlands

2012-13 Joint President of Consiglio Grande e Generale  Denise Bronzetti, San Marino

2012-13 President of the Nationalrat/Conseil national/Consiglio nazionale Maya Graf, Switzerland

2012- Speaker of the Parliament Niki Rattle, Cook Islands (Free Association with New Zealand)

2012-13 President of the Conseil Regional Josette Borel-Lincertin, Guadaloupe (French External Territory)

2012- President of the Regional Assembly Ana Luísa Pereira Luís, The Azores (Portugese External Territory)

2013 President of the Nordic Council Marit Nybakk (Norway)

2013- Speaker of the Parliament Halimah Yacob, Singapore


2013-14 President of the Camara de Diputados Betty Asunta Tejada Soruco, Bolivia

2013-15 President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie  Andrée Champagne (Canada
)

2013 Joint President of Consiglio Grande e Generale Antonella Mularoni, San Marino

2013- President of the Cámara dei Diputati Laura Boldrini
, Italy

2013- Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Bangladesh

2013-16 Speaker of the Siemas Loreta Graužinienė, Lithuania

2013 Acting President of the Senate Angela Brown-Burke, Jamaica

2013- President of du Conseil Territorial Aline Hanson, Saint Martin (French External Territory)

2013 President of the Assemblée Territorial Nivaleta Iloai, Ilês Wallis et Futuna, (French External Territory)

2013- Chairperson of the Eerste Kamer Ankie Broekers-Knol, The Netherlands

2013- President of the Asamblea Nacional Gabriela Rivadeneira Burbano, Ecuardor
2016- President of the Latin American Parliament

2013- Speaker of the Cumhuriyet Meclisi Sibel Siber, The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

2013-14 Co-President of the Consiglio Grande e Generale Anna Maria Muccioli, San Marino

2013- President of the Umutwe w'Abadepite Donatille Mukabalisa, Rwanda

2013- President of the Senate Teresa Efua Asangono, Equatorial Guinea

2013-14 President of the Central American Parliament Paula Lorena Rodríguez (Guatemala)

2013-15 Speaker of the House of Representatives Bronwyn Bishop, Australia

2013 Interim President of the Chambre des Députés / Abgeordnetenkammer Anne Brasseur, Luxembourg
2014- President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

2013- Chairperson of the House of Chiefs Senior Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II, Zambia

2013-14 Acting President of the Congreso Nacional Lena Gutiérrez Arévalo, Honduras

2013- President of the Staten Marisol Lopez-Tromp
, Aruba (Dutch External Territory)

2014 President of the Nordic Council Karin Åström (Sweden)

2014 Acting Chairperson of the National Transitional Council Léa Doumta-Koyassoum, Central African Republic

2014-15 President of the Antenimierampirenena Christine Razanamahasoa, Madagascar

2014- President of the Skupštin Maja Gojković, Serbia

2014- Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise, South Africa

2014- Speaker of the Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan, India

2014- President of the Senate Alincia Williams-Grant, Antigua and Barbuda

2014 President of the Bundesrat Ana Blatnik, Austria

2014- President of the Nationalrat Doris Bures, Austria

2014- Speaker of the Parliament Jiko Luven, Fiji

2014- President of the Senate Christine Defraigne, Belgium

2014, 2015-16 and 2016- Speaker of the Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams, Sint Maarten (Self-governing Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

2014- Speaker of the Saeima Ināra Mūrniece, Latvia

2014- Speaker of the National Assembly Santi Bai Hanoomanjee, Mauritius

2014- Speaker of the National Assembly Gladys Kokorwe, Botswana

2014-16 President of the Senate Cristina Altagracia Lizardo Mézquit, Dominican Republic

2014- President Ana María Solorzano, Peru

2015- President of the Asamblea Legislativa Lorena Guadalupe Peña Mendoza, El Salvador

2015- President of the Vouli ton Ellinon Zoi Konstantopoulou, Greece

2015- President of the House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Lidija Bradara, Repubic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

2015- Speaker of the Legislative Council Shirley Osborne, Montserrat

2015- President of the Senate Lucie Milébou Aubusson, Gabon

2015- Speaker of the Eduskunta Maria Lohela, Finland

2015-16 President of the Latin American Parliament Blanca María del Socorro Alcalá Ruiz (Mexico)

2015 Marshall of the Sejm Małgorzata Kińdawa-Błońska, Poland

2015- Chairperson of the Folketing Pia Kjærsgaard, Denmark

2015 Acting President of the l’Assemblée Nationale Mo-Mamo Karerwa, Burundi

2015 President of the Senate Raziah Ahmed, Trinidad and Tobago

2015- Speaker of the House of Representatives Brigid Annisette-George, Trinidad and Tobago

2015-16 Co-President of the Consiglio Grande e Generale Lorella Stefanelli, San Marino

2015 President of the Bundesrat Sonja Zwazl, Austria

2015- Speaker of the Parliament Onsari Gharti Magar, Nepal

2015 Acting Speaker of the Landsting Gun-Mari Lindholm, Åland (Self-ruling External Territory of Finland)

2015- President of the Federal National Council Amal al-Qubaisi, United Arab Emirates

2015-16 President of the National Council Christa Markwalder, Switzerland

2015- President of the Senate Gabriela Michetti, Argentina

2015- Chairperson of the National Council Magreth Mensah-Williams, Namibia


2015-16 Acting Chairperson of the Twede Kamer Khadija Arib, The Netherlands
2016- Chairperson

2016- President of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, Vietnam

2016- President of the Congreso de los Diputados Ana María Pastor Julián, Spain

2016- President of the Cámara de Diputados Lucía Medina Sánchez, Dominican Republic

2016- President of the Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE Christine Muttonen (Austria)

2016-17 President of the Bundesrat Malu Dreyer, Germany

2016-17 President of the Central American Parliament Priscilla Weeden de Miró (Panama)

2016- Speaker of the People's Council Hadiya Khalaf Abbas, Syria

2016-17 President of the Andean Parliament Edith Mendoza Fernández (Bolivia)

2016-17 Acting President of the Asamblea Nacional Irís Marina Montenegro Blandón, Nicuragua (10. September-9. January)

2016 Acting President of the Skupština Marija Ćatović, Montenegro (7.-24. November)

2016-17 Presiding Officer of the House of Assembly Vanessa Cutting-Thomas, Tobago (Self-Ruling part of Trinidad and Tobago)

2017- Presiding Officer of the House of Assembly Denise Tsoiafatt-Angus, Tobago (Self-Ruling part of Trinidad and Tobago)

2017- Speaker of the House of Representatives Laura Tucker Longsworth
, Belize

2017- Chairperson of the Alþing
Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir, Iceland

2017- President of the Bundesrat Sonja Ledl-Rossmann, Austria
2017 Chair of the Bundesversamlung (The joint meeting of the two chambers of the Austrian Parliament)

2017- President of the Cámara de Diputados María Guadalupe Murgía Gutiérez, Mexico


 

Last update 05.03.17