hWorldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Taiwan/ Republic of China on Taiwan/ Chung-hua Min-kuo
(Female suffrage 1949) Established by the Nationalist Forces on the Island, and was a member of the United Nations 1949-72 in the seat of "The Republic of China", which was afterwards taken over by Communist China

See also Taiwan Heads and Taiwan Parliament

1973-77 Deputy Chairperson of Economic Planning Council Shirley Kuo Wang-jung
1977-79 Deputy Chairperson of the Council of Economic Planning Development
1988-90 Minister of Finance
1990-93 Minister of State and Chairperson of Council of Economic Development
1993-98 Minister of State (Third in the Cabinet)
1998-99 Minister without Portfolio
1999-2000 Minister of State
(Third in Cabinet)
Between 1979-88 Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of China, the   National Bank of Taiwan (b. 1930-)

1990-97 Director General of Health Chang Po-Ya (Rank of minister (Minister of Health)
2000-02 Minister of the Interior, Minister of State and Governor of the Province of  Taiwan
2010-14 Minister and Chairperson of the Central Election Committee
2014- President of the Control Yuan (Court of Auditors)

Medical Professor, Mayor of Chiayi City 1983-89 and 1997-2000 (b. 1942-)

1992-96 Vice-Chairperson of the Mainland Affairs Committee of the Executive Yuan Yeh Chin-feng
1996-2000 Minister of State
1996-97 Minister without Portfolio
1997-98 Minister of the Interior
1998-99 Chairperson of the Mainland Affairs Committee
1999-2000 Minister of Justice
Judge in the Taichung District Court 1969-1980 and Presiding Judge, Yunlin District Court, 1981-1985
,1981-1992  Chairperson of he Presidium of  the National Assembly, Judge of the Taichung Branch of Taiwan High Court, University Lecturer 1981-85,  Judge in the Supreme Court 1981-1986, 1987-1988,  Senior Specialist of the Judicial Yuan 1987, Commissioner of the Examination Yuan 1987 and 1988, 1988-1992 Deputy Director-General, Department of Women's Affairs, Central Committee, Kuomintang and since 1988 Member of the Central Committee, Kuomintang (b. 1943-)

1993-96 Chairperson of the Council of Cultural Planning and Development Prof. Shen Hsueh-Yung

1996-2000 Chairperson of the Council of Cultural Planning and Development Dr. Lin Cheng-Chih (Helen C.-C. Lin)
In 1989-93 Deputy Director General, 1993-96 Director General of  Womens Affairs of the Control Committee of Kuomingtang. (b. 1939-)

1996-2001 Chairperson of the Council for Fair Trade Cao Yang-Ching
Between 1991-95 Deputy Director General, 1995-96 Director General of the Department of National Treasury in the Ministry of Finance.

1997-2000 Chairperson of the Sports Committee Dr. Nancy Lin-Yuh Chao
(b. 1952-)

1998-2000 Chairperson of the National Youth Commission Dr. Lee Jhi-chu
(b. 1960-)

1998 Chairperson of the Central Election Committee Yeh Chin-Joja

2000-08 Vice-President Annette L Hsiu-Lien
Political Prisoner 1979-85, exile in USA until 1992 when she was elected to Taiwans Legislative Yuan, 1996-97 National Policy Advisor of the President, County Magistrate in Taoyan County 1997-2000 and
Acting Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party 2005-06. In the first stage of the primary elections in May 2007, she finished last of the candidates with 6% of the wote, and the male candidate later lost the elections. (b. 1944-)

2000-02 Minister of  State and Minister of Transport and Communication Yeh Chu-lan
2002-
04 Minister and Chairperson of the Council for Hakka Affairs
2004 Vice-President of the Executive Yuan and Vice-Premier
2004 Minister in charge of the
Council for Economic Planning and Development
2004-05 Minister of Consumer Protection
2007-08 Secretary-General of the President and Chief of Staff

Th Hakka is one of Taiwan's aboriginal groups. She was Deputy Convener of DPP Caucus in Legislative Yuan 1992 and General Convener 1995 and Chairperson of the National Assembly from 2005. In question as Vice-Presidential candidate of the DPP-candidate for 2007. (b. 1949-)

2000-06 Minister of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission Dr. Chang Fu-mei
2006-08 Minister of the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission
Convener DPP Caucus in National Assembly 1994-95 (b. 1938-).

2000-02 Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yan Chung Chin
2000 Director-General of Information Office and Government Spokesperson
Former Executive Director in a publishing company (b. 1953-)

2000-04 Minister and Chairperson of Mainland Affairs Council Tsai Ing-wen
2006-07 Vice Premier and Minister of Consumer Protection
2016- President of the Republic
She was Senior Advisor of the National Security Council 1999-2000, Member of the Legislative Yuan 2004-06, Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party 2008-12 and from 2014 and Presidential Candidate in 2012. (b. 1956-)

2000-02 Minister and Chairperson of Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission Hsu Cheng-kuang

2000-04 Minister and Chairperson of the Council of Cultural Affairs Chen Yu-chiou
Professor of Music (b. 1949-)

2000-06 Minister and Chairperson of the Council of Labour Affairs Chen Chu
Former MP, Director of the Bureau of Social Affairs of Taipei 1995-98 and ditto of Kaohsiung City 1998-2000. (b. 1950-)

2000-
04 Minister and Chairperson of the National Youth Commission Prof. Lin Geng-mei
2004-08 Cabinet Member and
Chairperson of the Coordination Council for North American Affairs
Professor of Journalism. (b. 1961-)

2000-04 Vice- Minister of the Council for Economic Planning and Development Ho Mei-yueh
2004-06 Minister of Economic Affairs
2006-08 Minister without Portfolio
2007-08 Minister of Economic Affairs

Former civil servant in the Ministries in Finance and Economic Affairs. (b. 1951-).

2000-ca. 2004 Vice-Minister of Education Fan Sun-Lu
MP for DPP 1995-2000 and later she became Director of Education Bureau of Kaohsiung City. (b. 1952-).

2002 Minister of Economy Christine Tsung
CEO of China Airlines 2001-02 after having lived in USA for almost 30 years. She resigned after only a few months on the post.

2003-04 Secretary-General of the Executive Yuan Liu Shyh-fang
Director of the Bureau of Environmental Protection of the Taipei City Government 1997-98 and later became Deputy Commissioner of T
aichung County. (b. 1959-).

2002-06 Minister without Portfolio and Minister of the Public Construction Commission and Executive Director of the 921 Earthquake Post-Disaster Recover Commission
2006-08
Minister of Transportation and Communications Kuo Yao-chi 
Chief Secretary of the Bureau of Public Works 1995 and Director of the Department of Public Housing of Taipei 1995-99 and Director-General of Public Affairs in the Office of the President (b. 1956-)

2002-04 Minister without Portfolio and Convener of the Division for Streamlining Administrative Agencies of the Government Reform Committee Dr. Yeh Jiunn-rong
She held the position of Convener of Social Streamlining since 2001

2004-06 Minister without Portfolio in charge of Culture, Education and Welfare Fu Li-yeh
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, National Chengchi University from 1990. (b. 1959-)

2004-08 Minister and Chairperson of the National Youth Commission Cheng Li-chiun
Executive Officer and Office Director of the Taiwan Thinktank
2001-04. (b. 1969-)

2006-08 Cabinet Member and Director of the National Palace Museum Dr. Lin Mun-lee
Deputy Director 2004-06. (b. 1954-).

2006-07 Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Katherine S.Y. Chang
2016- Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council
Chang Hsiao-yueh was Ambassador to Saint Christopher and Nevis 1997-
2001 (As the first woman), Spokesperson of the Foreign Office from 2001 and afterwards Envoy Representative to the Netherlands 2003-06, to United Kingdom 2007-11 and Australia 2011-14 (b. 1953-)

2006-08 Deputy Secretary-General of the Executive Yuan Chen Mei-Ling
Former MP. (b. 1958-).

2007-16 Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Elizabeth Y.F. Chu
Ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2003-06 as the first resident envoy,
Director-General of Protocol. (b. 1955-).

2008-10 Minister of Justice Wang Ching-feng

2008-12 Minister and Chairperson of the National Communications Commission Bonnie Peng

2008-Minister and Chairperson of the Mainland Affairs Council Lai Hsing-yuan

2008-12 Minister and Chairperson of the Council of Labor Affairs Jennifer J.H. Wang

2008-16 Minister of the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics Shih Su-mei

2008 Minister of the Government Information Office Vanessa Yea-ping Shih
2012-16 Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs
Deputy Representative to Australia 2004-07 and Representative to Singapore 2008-12 and Austria from 2016.

2008-12 Minister and Chairperson of the Council for Cultural Affairs Huang Pi-tuan

2008-13 Minister and Chairperson of the Sports Affairs Council Tai Shia-ling

2008-09 Minister and Chairperson of the Council of Indigenous Peoples Chou Kung-shin
KMT Vice-Chairperson

2008-12 Minister and Chairperson of the National Youth Commission Wang Yu-ting

2008-16 Member of the Cabinet, Director of the National Palace Museum Chou Kung-shin

2010-12 Minister and Chairperson of Economic Planning Council Christina Y. Liu
2012 Minister of Finance
Her Chinese name is Liu Yi-ju and she is daughter of the former Minister of Finance, Shirley Kuo Wang-jung.

2010-13 Minister and Chairperson of the National Communications Commission Su Herng

2011-13 Minister without Portfolio and Minister and Chairperson of the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission Luo Ying-shay
2013-16 Minister of Justice
Governor of the Fujian Province in 2013.


2012 Minister and Chairperson of the Council for Cultural Affairs Lung Ying-tai
2012-14 Minister of Culture

2012 Minister and Chairperson of the National Youth Commission Chen Yi-chen

Ca. 2012-16 Deputy Minister of Interior Lin Tzu-ling

2012-13 Deputy Minister of Health Day Guey-ing

2012-13 Deputy Minister of Education Huang Pi-twan

2012-16 Minister without Portfolio Joyce Feng

2013-16 Minister without Portfolio and Minister of the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission Tsai Yu-ling
Also known as Jaclyn Tsai

2013-16 Deputy Minister of Education Lin Shu-chen

2013-15 Deputy Minister of Culture Lee Ying-ping

2013-14 Deputy Minister of the Overseas Community Affairs Council Chen Yu-mei

2014-16 Deputy Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council Shih Hui-fen

2016- Secretary-General of the Executive Yuan Chen Mei-ling
Former Executive Yuan deputy secretary-general

2016- Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chun
MP from 2016.

2016- Minister without Portfolio Lin Mei-chu

  

Last update 05.05.16