Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Republic of Slovenia/ Republike Slovenije (Female suffrage 1945) Formerly a part of The Austro-Hungarian Empire became part the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1918 and achieved independence 1992

Also see Slovenia Parliament and Slovenia Heads of State

1945-46 Minister for Social Politics Vida Tomšič
1950's Member of the Executive Council
1962-63 Provisional President of Narodna Skubscina (and de-facto head of state)
At the time the President of the People’s Assembly was also "Head of State.
President of the Vecé Gradjana (Chamber of Citizens) of the Savezna Skupština in Yugoslavia 1967-69 and President of the Slovenian Narodna Skubscina 1974-78. She lived (1913-98).

Circa 194?-5? Deputy Minister for Social Care Marija Zupančič
(b. 1914-)

1948-50 Deputy Minister for Edcuation Ada Krivic
1953-6..Member of the Executive Council
Active in the resistance-movement during the war. She lived
(1914–95)

1952-59 Secretary and Undersecretary of the Executive Council for Social Care Nikolaja Arko
(b. 1914-)

1955-58 Member of the Republic's Council (Minister without Portfolio) Olga Vrabič
Chair
person of the Chamber of Social Affairs and Health of the Federal Assembly of Yugoslavia 1963-67. She lived (1916-2001).

1960's President of the Economic Council of the Executive Council Mara Bešter
(b. 1922-)

196?-67 Undersecretary for Health and Social Care Rozarija-Zora Tomič
1967-7? Member of the Executive Council
(b. 1929-)

1963-65 Undersecretary for Education Ranka Kavčič
(b. 1923-)

1965-7? Undersecretary for Finance Dragica Dekleva
(1924-)

1963-67 Member of the Executive Council Majda Gaspari
1967-7? Secretary for Health and Social Care
(b. 1929)

1986-90 Secretary for International Cooperation Cvetka Selsek
Afterwards she has worked as an executive in the banking sector. (b. 1952-).

1990-93 Minister of Labour Jožica Puher
From 1994 Ambassador to Macedonia

1991-97 Minister of Justice Meta Zupančič

1991-92 Minister of Health, Family and Social Affairs Dr. Katja Boh
Between 1992-ca.99 Ambassador to Austria, United Nations in Wien and OSCE.

1992-93 Minister of Veteran Affairs Anka Ostermann
1993-97 State Secretary of Labour, Family and Social Security

1992-93 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Irena Belohorska
1993-97 Minister of Health

1993-97 State Secretary of Education Terezija Valeneič

1993-2000 State Secretary of Health Dr. Dunja Piškur-Kosmać

1993-99 State Secretary of Labour, Family and Social Security for Labour Nastasa Belopavlovič

1994-97 Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Rina Kleiner

1996-2000 State Secretary of Science and Technology Verica Trstenjak, Ph.d
Between 1994-96 Under State Secretary of Sience. (b. 1964-)

1996-2000 Secretary General of the Government Nevenka Crešhnar-Oerger
After a career as academic and civil servant she was Secretary General of the Court of Audit in 1996. (b. 1962-)

1997-2000 State Secretary of Justice Nives Marnšek

1997-2000 State Secretary of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Zdenka Kovaš
2002-04 Minister without Portfolio for Regional Development

1996-2000 State Secretary of Culture Majda Širca
2008-
14 Minister of Culture
She is
journalist, Film Director and Liberal Democrat Member of the Lubjana City Council. (b. 1953-). 

Circa 1997-99 State Secretary of Finance Barbara Štular-Zmuč

1999-2000 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Michaela Logar

1999-2000 State Secretary of Finance for Public Accounting Marija Janč

1998/99-04 State Secretary of Finance for Tax and Customs and State Assets Milojka Kolar

1998/99-2000 State Secretary of Education and Sports Alenka Tastanoska

1998/99-2000 and 2000-04 State Secretary of Labour, Family and Social Affairs for Social Affairs Lidija Apohal-Vučković

1999-2000 and 2000-04 Minister of Economic Affairs Dr. Tea Petrin
2000-01 Acting Minister of Economic Relations and Development and Minister of Small Business and Tourism
Councillor of the Government 1992-93. (b. 1944-)

Circa 1999 State Secretary of Economic Cooperation and Development Vojka Ravbar

1999-04 State Secretary of Economic Affairs Renata Vitez

Until 2000 State Secretary of Labour, Family and Social Affairs for Family Helena Kamnar
2000-04 and 2008- State Secretary of Finance for Budget

2000 Minister of Justice Barbara Breziger
Later Chief State Procecuter. In 2002 she came second in the Presidental elections.

2000 and 2000-02 State Secretary of Labour, Families and Social Affairs Aleksandra Forte

2000 State Secretary of Finance Sonja Bukovec

2000 State Secretary of Finance Romana Logar

2000 State Secretary of Small Business and Tourism Maja Tomanič Vidovič

2000 State Secretary of Environment and Physical Planning Margareta Strebotnjak Borsellino

2000 State Secretary of Youth and Sport Angelica Likovič

2000-02 State Secretary of Youth and Sport Duša Krnel Umeč

2000 State Secretary of Youth and Sport Metka Zevnik

2000-02 Minister of Education Lucija Čok
2000-01 Acting Minister of Since and Technology

2000-04 Minister of Culture Andreja Rihter
Former employee of the National Museum of Modern Art

2000-02 State Secretary of Justice Nives Marinšek

2000-04 State Secretary of Economic Affairs Mag. Mateja Mešl

2000-04 State Secretary of Labour, Families and Social Affairs Alenka Kovšaca
2008-14 State Secretary of Education and Sport

2000-04 Undersecretary of State of Foreign Affairs Tanja Orel-Sturm

2001-04 State Secretary of Finance Sibil Svilan

2001-04 State Secretary of Interior for Local Self-Government Astrid Prašnikar

2001-04 State Secretary of Labour, Family and Social Affairs  Nataša Belopavlovič

2001-04 State Secretary of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Staša Baloh Plahutnik

2001-04 State Secretary of Agriculture Dr Vida Čadonič Špelič

2001-04 and 2014- State Secretary of Education, Science and Sport Dr. Andreja Barle Lakota

2001-04 State Secretary of Health Jožica Maučec Zakotnik, MD

2003-04 State Secretary of Education, Science and Sport Dr. Lučkalorber

2003-04 State Secretary of Education, Science and Sport Judita Kezman Počkaj

2003-04 State Secretary of Education, Science and Sport Jožica Maučec Zakotnik, MD

2004 Minister of Justice Zdenka Cerar
State Prosecutor General 1999-2004

2004 State Secretary of Agriculture Dr Marija Markeš

2004 State Secretary of Foreign Economic Relations Renata Vitez

2004-06 Minister of Local Self Government Darinka Mravljak

2004-07 Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Marija Lukačič

2004-06 State Secretary of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Marjeta Cotman
2006-08 Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs

2004-07 State Secretary of Economy Adrijana Kosem Starina

2004-08 State Secretary of Culture Jelka Pirkovic

2006-08 State Secretary of Education Magdalena Šverc

2007-08 Minister of Health
Zofija Mazej Kukovic

2007-08 State Secretary of Agriculture, Forests and Food Branka Tome

2007-08 State Secretary by the Minister without Portfolio charged with Coordination and Enroulment of the Development Strategy Katja Lautar

2008 State Secretary by the Prime Minister for European Affairs Barbra Borota

2008 State Secretary of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Romana Tomc

2008-11 Minister of Interior Katarina Kresal
President of the Liberal Democrats (LDS) from 2007 and MP from 2008. (b. 1973-).

2008-12 Minister of Defence Ljubica Jelušič
Professor of defence studies at the Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences.  Dragoljuba Bencina

2008-11 Minister of Public Administration Irma Pavlinič Krebs
Liberal MP 2000-04 and Vice-President of the Parliament in the same period. (b. 1963-).

2008-11 Minister without Portfolio for Local Government and Regional Policy Zlatka Plostajner
Former Director of the Kozjansko Regional Development Agency.

2008-12 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Dragoljuba Benčina
Worked in the Ministry from 1974, Secretary-General of the Ministry in 1996, Ambassador to Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania and Iceland 2000-01 and to Germany 2004-08. According to press-reports she was under consideration for the post of Foreign Minister in 2008. (b. 1950-)

2008-10 State Secretary of Economy Darja Radić
2010-11 Minister of Economy
Worked privately and for a nuber of municipalities with Tourism,  State Undersecretary of Tourism and later Secretary of the Tourism Directorate in the Ministry of Economy between 2001-05. (b. 1965-).

2008-12 State Secretary of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Sonja Bukovec
Banker, business consultant and former Government Advisor. (b. 1954-).

2008-12 State Secretary of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Anja Kopač Mrak
2013- Minister of  Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Scientist and Assistant Professor. (b. 1974-).

2012-13 Minister without Portfolio for Slovenians Abroad Ljudmila Novak
Former MP and MEP and President of New Slowenia Party, NSi, since 2008, Vice-President of the National Assembly 2011-12.

2013-14 Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek
2014 Designate Vice-President of the EU-Commission for the Energy Union
MP from 2011 and Acting Leader of the Positive Slovenia party 2013-14 when she lost the election for party leader to the former leader and resigned from the party and announced her resignation as Premier, instead she founded Alliance of Alenka Bratušek and became its Party Leader. She is former Head of the Directorate for the State Budget at the Ministry of Finance. Her appopintment to the EU-Commission was rejected by the European Parliament and she withdrew. (b. 1970-)

2013-14 Minister without Portfolio for Relations between the Republic of Slovenia and the Autochthonous Slovenian National Community in Neighbouring Countries, and between the Republic of Slovenia and Slovenians Abroad Tina Komel

2013-14 State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Tamara Vonta

2013-16 State Secretary of Finance Mateja Vraničar Erman
2016- Minister of Finance

2013-14 State Secretary of Economic Development and Technology Andreja Kert

2013-14 State Secretary of Interior Renata Zatler

2013- State Secretary of Justice Tina Brecelj

2013-14 State Secretary of Agriculture Tanja Strniša

2013-14 State Secretary of Environment Andreja Jerina

2013-14 State Secretary of Health Brigita Čokl

2014 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister without portfolio for Development, Strategic Projects and European Cohesion Violeta Bulc
2014 EU-Commissioner for Transport

2014- Minister of Interior Vesna Györkös Žnidar

2014- Minister of Health Milojka Kolar

2014-15 Minister of Education, Science and Sport Stanka Setnimar Cankar

2014- Minister of Environment Irena Majcen

2014-16 Minister of Culture Julijana Bizjak Mlaka

2014- Minister without Portfolio for Development, Strategic Projets and European Cohesion Alenka Smerkolj
2016 Acting Minister of Finance

2014-16 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Dragoljuba Benčina

2014- State Secretary of Finance Irena Sodin

2014- State Secretary of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Tanja Strniša

2014- State Secretary of Environment and Spatial Planning Tanja Bogataj

2014- State Secretary of Environment and Spatial Planning Lidija Stebernak

2014- State Secretary of Health Nina Pirnat

2014- State Secretary of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Martina Vuk

2015- Minister of Defence Andreja Katič
Former business woman and Social Democrat MP from 2014 and Vice-President of the National Assembly 2014-15. (b. 1970-)

2015- Minister of Education, Science and Sports Maja Makovec Brenčič
Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ljubjana. (b. 1970-)

2015- State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Darja Bavdaž Kuret

2016- State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Sanja Štiglic

2016- State Secretary of Finance Miranda Groff Ferjančič

2016- State Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office Mojca Štepic

2016- State Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office Andreja Črnak Meglič

2016- State Secretary of Economic Development and Technology Margareta Guček Zakošek

2016- State Secretary of Health Sandra Tušar




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