Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership

UPDATES

14.01-17
Iceland Ministers (New government with 4 women and 7 men (also see 2004) )
Cote d'Ivoire Ministers (Government changes with 5 women and 28 men)
Canada Ministers (Government changes - still with gender parity)
Ghana Ministers (Designate Ministers (See 2009 and 2017)
Female Foreign Ministers (New minister in Canada, designate in Ghana and Iceland)
Iceland Chairs of Parliament (A new chair of the Icelandic Parliament)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Updates)
Ghana Substates (Death of the Reigning Queen Mother of the Ashanti Kingdom in 2016, aged 109)
Women in power 1970-2000 (Update about the Ashante Queen Mother, who was in office from 1977)
Fiji Parties (Updates)

07.01.17
Romania Ministers (New government with 8 women and 19 men (Former Prime Minister-nominee appointed Vice-Premier (see 2012))
Venezuela Ministers (Government changes)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2010 (New Romanian Vice-Premier (See 2015) and updates on Venezuelan Vice-Premiers)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (Romanian Interior Minister)
Mexico Ministers (Resignation of Foreign Minister)
Female Foreign Ministers (Mexican Minister resigns (see 2015))
Switzerland Chiefs of Government (New Chiefs of Government)
Switzerland Local Leaders (Updates to a number of Cantons)

31.12.16
Romania Ministers (President rejects appointment of Prime Minister (A man is nominated instead))
Women in power from 2000 (Women charged with government formation and nominees for Prime Minster in 2016)
San Marino Ministers (New government - still without female members (last time was in 2012))
Bulgaria Ministers (Updates)
Croatia Ministers (Updates)
Czechia Ministers (Updates)
Germany Ministers (Updates)
Hungary Ministers (Updates)
Latvia Ministers (Updates)
Lithuania Ministers (Updates)
Slovenia Ministers (Updates)
Slovakia Ministers (Updates)
Curaçao (Government changes)
Ukraine Parties (Updates)
Pitcairn Ministers (Updates)
Saint Helena Ministers (Updates)
St. Helena Parliament (Updates)

26.12.16
Romania Ministers (Updates, with a female nominee for Prime Minister (see 2012))
Woman Vice Premiers from 2010 (Romanian Vice-Premier in 2015)
Turks and Caicos Ministers (New Premier)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (Turk and Caicos Premier)
Lebanon Ministers (New government with 1 woman and 29 men)
Congo-Kinshasa Ministers (New government with 7 female and 60 male members)
Congo-Brazzaville Ministers (Government changes)
Sint Maarten (Government changes)
Nigeria Ministers (Environment Minister appointed Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations from 2017)
Norway Ministers (Government changes)
Turk and Caicos Parliament (Updates)
Nicaragua Parliament, (Acting President)
Syria Parliament (New Speaker)
Sint Maarten Parliament (Chairperson)
Belize Parliament (Designate Speaker)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Updates)
Turk and Caicos Parties (Updates)

18.12.16
Kuwait Ministers (Government Changes)
Italy Ministers (Government Changes)
Guinea Bissau Ministers (Government changes - no female and 24 male ministers, 4 female and 9 male State Secretaries)
New Zealand Ministers (Government changes)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2010 (New Zealand Deputy Premier)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (New Zealand Minister of Police replaced (See 2011 and 2016))
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (Nw Zealand Minister of Revenue)
Iceland Parties (Updates)
Iceland Parliament (Updates)
United Kingdom Parliament (Updates)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Speaker of House of Lords left office (See 2011))
Romania Parliament (Updates)
Spain Local Leaders (Updates)

12.12.16
Yugoslavia Heads,(New information about the only female member of the Presidency)
Female Vice-presidents (Yugoslavian Presidency Member (1973))
Yemen Ministers (New government)
Poland Ministers (Added information about Undersecretaries of State)
Alderney ministers (New government member (from 2014))
Philippines Cabinet Members (Vice-President leaves the cabinet)
Switzerland Parliament (Updates)
Denmark List of Female Party Leaders (New Parliamentary Leaders)
India Local Leaders (Death of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu)
Woman Local Premiers from 1990 (Death of Chief Minister (See 1991))
Germany Local Leaders (New Deputy Chief of Government of Berlin)
United Kingdom Local Leaders (New Lord Lieutenant)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updates)
Madagascar Substates (New information and adjustments)


02.12.16
Lithuania Ministers (New government with 2 women and 12 men)
List of Danish Female Ministers (New government with 9 women and 11 men (41 %))
Denmark Ministers (List without photos)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (Danish Interior Minister leaves office (See 2009))
Montenegro (Government changes)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2010 (Montenegrin Vice-Premier leaves office (see 2016))
Female Defence Ministers (Montenegrin Minister leaves office (see 2012))
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (New Montenegrin Economy Minister)
 

26.11.16
Georgia Ministers (Government changes)
Female Defence Ministers (Georgian Defence Minister left office)
Ukraine Ministers (Updates)
Curaçao (New government)
Montenegro_Parliament (Acting Parliament President)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Montenegrin Acting Parliament Chair)
Czech Republic Local Leaders (New governor)
Female Governors from 2005 (Czechian Governor)


21
.11.16

Estonia Ministers
(Government changes (4 female and 11 male ministers))
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Updates)
Woman Vice Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Updates)
France Parties (Updates)
USA Local Leaders (Updates of Governors, Lt. Governors, Secretaries of State and Chairs of Legislatures)
Åland Parliament (The former Parliament Speaker will be President of the Nordic Council in 2017(
Lithuania Parliament (Updates)
Nordic Council (Updates)
Myanmar Substates (New information added)

14.11.16
Nicaragua Heads of State (Vice-President-elect)
Bulgaria Heads of State  (Vice-President-elect)
Female Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Government backed candidates loose in Bulgaria and Moldova, and other updates)
United States of America Government (Updates)
Kyrgyzstan Ministers (Government changes)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2010, (Kyrgyz female Vice-Premier leaves office, new appointed)
Nicaragua Local Leader (Updates on Regional Coordinators)
Female Governors from 2005 (Nicaraguan updates)
Russian Local Leaders (2010-16 Chairperson of the Government Galina I. Danchikova, Sakha (Yakutia) (Russia)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (Updates)

06.11.16
Spain Ministers (Government changes)
Female Defence Ministers (Spanish Defence Minister)
Greece Ministers (Government changes with the appointment of the first 4 female cabinet ministers in the SYRIZA-governments since 2015)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (Internal Affairs Minister of the Seychelles)
Female Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Updates)
Russian Local Leaders (Acting Premier)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (Acting Premier of Republic in Russia
Ghana Parties (Updates)
Danish County Sheriffs (Added new pictures)

01.11.16
Seychelles Ministers (Government changes)
Greenland Ministers (Government changes)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (Greenlandic Finance Minister in 2016)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2010 (Greenlandic Vice-Premiers)
 
Germany Parliament (President of the Bundesrat (And Deputy Head of State))
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (German President of the Bundesrat)
Pitcairn Ministers (Updated information about Deputy Governors)
Female Governors of External Territories (Various updates)
Greenland Parties (New party leaders)

24.10.16
Niger Ministers (Government changes)
Female Foreign Ministers (Niger Foreign Minister changes portfolio)
Croatia Ministers (New Government)
Croatia Parliament (Updates)
Philippines Cabinet Members (Update)
Bermuda Ministers (Acting Governor)
Turks and Caicos Ministers (Acting Governor)
Female Governors of British Overseas Territories (Acting Governors of Bermuda and Turks and Caicos Islands)
Israel Parliament (Updates)
Macau Ministers (Government changes (in 2014))

16.10.16
Isle of Man Ministers (Government changes)
France_Parliament (Updates)

10.10.16
Gabon Ministers (Government changes)
Rwanda Ministers (Government changes)
Rwanda Local (New governors)
Female Governors from 2005 (Rwandan governors)
Female Representatives to United Nations (9 new UN Ambassadors so far in 2016)
Women in power from 4500 BCE to date (Added a number of new pictures to the entries 1600 to 1700)

03.10.16
Estonia Heads of State (President-elect)
Female Presidents (Estonian president-elect)

01.10.16
New Zealand Heads of State (New Governor General)
Female Governors General (New Zealand Governor General)
Isle of Man Parliament (Updates)
Jordan Ministers (Government changes - 28 men and 1 woman (down from 4 in the previous government))

22.09.16
Slovenia Ministers (Updates)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (New Slovenian Finance Minister)
Central African Republic Ministers (Updates and correction)
Central African Republic Local Leaders (Updates)
Algeria Local Leaders (Updates)
Norway Local Leaders (Updates)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updatess)
Female Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Updates)
Svalbard (New Sysselmann)
Tokelau (New High Commissioner and Administrator)
Female Governors of External Territories (Updates)

16.09.16
Estonia Ministers (Government changes)
Female Foreign Ministers (Estonian Minister resigns to run for president)
Zambia Ministers (Partial appointments to cabinet)
Kazakhstan Ministers (Government changes)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2010 (See 2013 and 2015 for Kazakh Vice-Premiers who left office)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (See 2011 for Kazakh Economy Minister who left office)
Female Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Updates)
Woman Vice Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Updates)


11.09.16
China Local Leaders (Acting Government Chairs of Autonomous Regions)
India Local Leaders (Chief Minister of Gujarat resigned)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (Updates)
Nepal Ministers (New government)
Malawi Ministers (Government changes)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (Malawi Home Affairs Minister)

07.09.2016
New Zealand Heads of State (Acting Governor General)
Female Governors General (Updates (See 2001)
 
31.08.16

Female Presidents (Dilma Rousseff is removed from office as President of Brazil)

22.08.16
Tunisia Ministers (Government changes)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (Tunesian Finance Minister)

18.08.16
Chad Ministers (Government changes)
Nicaragua Ministers (Updates to Government members)
Dominican Republic Ministers (Government changes)
India Ministers (Government changes)
Dominican Republic Parliament (Updates - with  President of the Senate in 2004 and Chamber of Deputies from 2016
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Dominican Republic Chairs 2014 and 2016)
India Local Leaders (New governor)
Female Governors from 2005 (New Indian Governor)

05.08.16
Indonsia Ministers (Government changes)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (Indonesian Finance Mininister (see 2005))
Japan Ministers (Government changes)
Female Defence Ministers (Japanese Defence Minister)
Togo Ministers (Government changes) 
Peru Parliament (President of the Parliament)
Current Female Presidents of Parliaments (President of the Peruvian Congress)
Japan Local Leaders (New Governor of Tokyo)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updates)
Cook Island Parties (New Oppoition Leader)


27.07.16

Peru Ministers (5 women and 14 men)
Slovenia Ministers (Acting Finance Minister)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (Slovenian Acting Finance Minister)
Saint Lucia Ministers (Appointment of new Minister (See 1997))
The Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE (New Assembly Chair)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Chair of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe)
Cook Islands Ministers (Prime Minister-elect)
Cook Islands Parliament (Update)
Women in power from 2000 (Updates)
USA Parties (New Acting Chair of the Democratic National Committee)

20.07.16

United Kingdoms Cabinet (New Cabinet Appointments)
United Kingdom Ministers (Ministerial appointments)
Australia Ministers (Government changes)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (Australian Minister of Revenue)
Equatorial Guinea Ministers (Changes to government - 11 female and 66 male members)
Spain Parliament (Updates)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (New Spanish Parliament President)
Norfolk Island (Updates to new Local Administration)
Portugal Local Leaders (Office of Civil Govenor was abolished in 2011)
Palau Local Leaders (New Governor (See 2000 for her first time in office))
Female Governors 2000-2005 (New governor in Palau (See 2000))
Female Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Updates)
Man Heads (Added regents in 1651 and 1672 (Also see Women in power 1640-1670 and Women in power 1670-1700))

13.07.16
United Kingdom Ministers (New Prime Minister (see 2010) and some government changes)
Woman Premier Ministers (British Prime Minister)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (New Brritish Home Affairs Secretary)
Maldives Ministers (Government changes)
Grenada Ministers (Government changes
Female Foreign Ministers (Changes to Maldive and Grenadan Foreign Ministers)
Syria Ministers (Government changes)
Saint Lucia Parliament (Updates)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Saint Lucia Assembly Speaker (See 2010))

07.07.16

Austria Heads of State (Joint Acting Head of State)
Female Presidents (Austrian Joint Acting President)
Peru Heads (Vice-President-elect)
Female Vice-presidents (Updates)
Montenegro (New Vice-Premier)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2010 (Montenegrin Vice-Premier)
Philippine Ministers (Further Cabinet Appointments (Also see 1998 and 2009))
Brazil Ministers (New appointment)
Mongolia Ministers (Updates)
Mongolia Parties (Updates)
Iceland Parties (New Chairperson of the Social Democratic Alliance (See 2011))

Austria Parliament (Updates)
Germany Parliament (Updates)
Vojvodina (New government)
Switzerland Local Leaders (Updates to Basel-Land, Luzern, Nidwalden, Obwalden and Schwyz)
Switzerland Local Leaders (Updates with Deputy Government Chiefs in Basel-Land and Nidwalden)

06.06.16
Philippine Ministers (New cabinet)
Female Vice-presidents (Philippine Vice-President)
Comoro Islands Ministers (New government)
Jordan Ministers (Government changes)
Switzerland Local Leaders (Updates to Bern, Thurgau and Uri)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (Updates)


30.05.16
Sweden Ministers (Government changes)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2010 (New Swedish Vice-Premier)
Turkey Ministers (Government changes)
Turkey Local Leaders (Updates on Governors)
Philippines Local Leaders (New Governors and replacement of others (All the way back to 1998))
Female Governors from 2005 (New Philippine Governors in 2015 and 2016 and updates on women elected in 2010 and 2010)
Northern Ireland  Ministers (Government Changes)

24.05.16
Taiwan Ministers (New government with 4 women and 36 men (so far only mention of male Deputy Ministers))
Current Female Leaders (List updated with President of Taiwan)
United Kingdom Devolved Governments (Updates to
Scotland Ministers (Government changes)
Scotland Parliament (Updates)
Wales Ministers (Government changes)
Wales Parliament (Updates)
Northern_Ireland_Parliament (Updates)
United Kingdom Local Leaders (New Lord Lieutenants)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updates)

16.05.16
Brazil Ministers (President Dilma Rousseff is suspended for 180 days and a new cabinet appointed with 24 men and no women)
Iraq Ministers (Updates)
Guernesy Ministers (Government changes)
Djibouti Ministers (Government changes)
Ireland Ministers (Government changes)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2010 (In Ireland France Fitzgerald replaces Joan Burton (See 2014))
Ireland Parties (Joan Burton resigns as Leader of Labour)
Sweden Parties (New Joint Leader of the Green Party)
Germany Local Leaders (New President of the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg)

05.05.16
Columbia Ministers (Updates and other information)
Southern Sudan Ministers (Government changes)
Taiwan Ministers (Partly designated cabinet)
Taiwan Parties (Updates)
Canada Local Leaders  (New Deputy Premier of Manitoba)
Switzerland Local Leaders (Updates to Valais and Zürich)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (Government President of Valais (See 2012))
Danish Party Leaders (Change of Leader of the Unity List (see 2009 and 2016) and new Spokesperson of the Conservatives)
Austria Parties (New Deputy Spokesperson of the Green Party)

24.04.16
Vietnam Ministers (Government changes (Number of women down from 2 to 1, updates about Vice-Ministers))
Madagascar Ministers (Government changes)
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (New government without women)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2010 (Updates)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (New Belgian Budget Minister (2015))

16.04.16
Austria Ministers (Interior Minister becomes Deputy Premier and Finance Councillor in Niederösterreich)
Austria Local Leaders (Updates about Deputy Premiers)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (Austrian Interior Minister since 2011 leaves office)
Belgium Ministers (Minister of Mobility resigns because of her responsibiity for the problems with security at the Brussels Airport, leading to the bomb attacks in March 2016)
Niger Ministers (New government)
Ukraine Ministers (New government)
Ukarine Parliament (Updates)
Kyrgyzstan Parliament (Updates)
Congo-Kinshasa Local Leaders (New governor (see 2015))
Female Governors from 2005 (Congolese Governor (See 2015))

11.04.16
Kosova Ministers (President leaves office)
Current Female Leaders (At present there are 23 female heads of state and leaders of independent countries and self governing external entities)
Iceland Ministers (New government with 5 female and 5 male members)
Female Foreign Ministers (Icelandic Foreign Minister)
Cape Verde Ministers (New government - the previous governing party lost, and it's leader, Janira Hopffer Almada, did not become Prime Minister)
United Arab Emirates (Government Changes)
Benin Ministers (New government with 3 female members (Also see 2011))

06.04.16
Vietnam Heads of State  (Nev Vice-President)
Female Vice-presidents (New Vice-President of Vietnam)
India Local Leaders (New Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (New Chief Ministers in India and Myanmar)

30.03.16
New Zealand Heads of State (Designate Governor Generals)
Female Governors General (New Zealand Designate Governor General)
Central African Heads (Acting President leaves office)
Female Presidents (Update)
Myanmar Ministers (New government)
Female Foreign Ministers (Aung San Suu Kyi becomes Foreign Minister)
Woman Heads of State and Government (Aung San Suu Kyi is De Facto Leader of Myanmar)
Myanmar Local Leaders (New Chief Ministers)
Egypt Ministers (Government changes)
Haiti Ministers (New Government)
Slovakia Ministers (New Government)
Woman Vice Premiers 2000-2009 (Slovakian Vice Premier (See 2006))
Sri Lanka Local Leaders (New Governor)
Congo-Kinshasa Local Leaders (Updates)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updates)

22.03.16

Kiribati Ministers (New government with no women)
Female Vice-presidents (Kiribai Vice-President leaves office (See 2003)
Croatia Parliament (Updates)
Samoa Parties (New information)

16.03.16
Russian Local Leaders (Acting Premier of Komi)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (Komi Premier)
Sierra Leone Ministers (Government changes)
Sri Lanka Local Leaders (Death of Governor)
Female Governors from 2005 (See 2015)


10.03.16

Ecuador Ministers (Government changes)
Haiti Ministers (New Government)
Jamaica Ministers (New government (Various women)
Female Foreign Ministers (Jamaican Foreign Minister)
Jamaica Heads (Acting Governor Generals)
Jamaica Local (Updates)
Female Governors 1920-90 (Updates on female Jamaican local leaders)
Female Governors 1990-2000 (Updates on female Jamaican local leaders)
Female Governors 2000-2005 (Updates on female Jamaican local leaders)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updates on female Jamaican local leaders)

03.03.16
Jamaica Ministers (Prime Minister looses elections by one mandate)
Woman Premier Ministers (Updates)
List of Danish Female Ministers (Government changes)
Ireland Parties (Updates)

26.02.16
Chad Ministers (Government changes)
Russian Local Leaders (Acting Governor of Zabaikalsky kray)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updates)
Female Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Updates)
Woman Vice Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Updates)

18.02.16
France Ministers (Government changes)
Mauritania Ministers (Government changes)
Latvia Ministers,Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (Latvian Finance Minister (see 2014) and Albaian Economy Minister)
Libya Ministers (New Unity Government)
Andorra Ministers (Updates)
Myanmar Local Leaders (Update)

02.02.16
Marshall Islands Ministers (New government)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (Internal Affairs Ministers of the Marshall Islands)
Tunisia Parliament (Updates)
Sweden Local Leaders (Updates)
Norway Ministers (Updates)
Female Governors from 2005 (Norwegian and Swedish updates)

30.01.16
Marshall Islands Ministers (New president)
Female Presidents (Marshall Island President)
Vietnam Parliament (New President of the National Assembly)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Vietnamese Parliament President)
Croatia Ministers (New government)
Qatar Ministers (Government changes)

23.01.16
Taiwan Ministers (New President elected (see 2000)
Female Presidents (Taiwanese President-elect)
Saint Helena Ministers (Designate Governor)
Female Governors of British Overseas Territories, (Governor of Saint Helena)
Moldova Ministers (New government)
Female Foreign Ministers (Moldovan Foreign Minister since 2013 leaves office)
Palau Local Leaders (New Governor)
Poland Local Leaders (Updates)
Ukraine Local Leaders (Updates)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updates)

 16.01.16
Cote d'Ivoire Ministers (Government changes)
Liberia Ministers (Government changes)
Female Foreign Ministers (Liberian Designated Minister)
Burkina Faso Ministers (New Government)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (Burkinian Finance Minister)
Marshall Islands Ministers (New government)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (Marshall Internal Affairs Minister)
Guatemala Ministers (New government with 2 women and 12 men)

10.01.16
Guinea Ministers (Government changes (Including Foreign Minister (see 1994) and Finance Minister))
Female Foreign Ministers (Guinean Foreign Minister)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (Guinea Finance Minister)
Tunisia Ministers (Government changes in 2015 and 2016)
Venezuela Ministers (Government changes)
Belarus Ministers (Government changes)
Woman Vice Premiers 2000-09 (Updated)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2010 (Belarusian (2014) and Venezuelian (2014, 2015 and 2016) Vice-Premiers)


03.01.16
Transnistria (Acting Prime Minister left office)
Woman Premier Ministers (Update)
Namibia Parliament (New Parliament President)
Netherlands Parliament (Parliament Chair from 2012 resigns and the Deputy Speaker becomes Acting Speaker)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Updates)
Switzerland Local Leaders (Updates of female leaders in various Cantons)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (Update)

27.12.15
Tanzania Ministers (New government)
South Korea (Government changes)

21.12.15
Norway Ministers (Government changes)
France Ministers (Government Changes)
Saint Vincent Ministers (Government changes)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2000 (Saint Vincentian Vice-Premier since 2010 leaves office)
Saint Vincent Heads (New Deputy to the Governor General (from 2014))
Female Governors General (Saint Vincentian Deputy to the Governor General)
France Local Leaders (Regional Presidents)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (New French Regional Presidents)
Burundi Local Leaders (Updates)
Albania Local Leaders (Updates)
Columbia Local Leaders (New governors)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updates to Governors in various countries)
Saint Helena Ministers (Updates)
Tristan da Cunha (Updates)
United Kingdom Devolved Governments (Updates)

12.12.15
Republic of Afganistan (Various updates to the government)
Switzerland Ministers (Finance Minister and Chancellor leaves office (New government with 2 women and 6 men)
Argentina Heads (Cristina Fernández leaves office and new Vice-President)
Tanzania Heads of State (New Vice-President)
Female Vice-presidents (Updates to Vice-President of Argentina, Switzerland and Tanzania)
Argentina Parliament (Updates)
Taiwan Parliament (Updates)
Canada Parliament (Updates)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Various updates)
Female Representatives to United Nations (Various updates)
First female Ambassadors A-E (First 2 Bhutanese female Ambassadors appointed in 2014)


05.12.15
Transnistria (Prime Minister permanently leaves office and the Deputy Premier becomes Acting Chief of Government for the second time)
Woman Premier Ministers (Transniestra updates)

Argentina Ministers (New government with 3 women and 21 men (See 2015 and 1995),
Female Foreign Ministers (Argentine Foreign Minister)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (Argentine Security Minister  and Portugese Minister of Internal Administration)
Argentina Local Leaders (New Governors)
Female Governors from 2005 (Argentine Governors)
Turkey Ministers (Government changes)
Canada Ministers (Appointment of 24 male and 11 female parliamentary secretaries)
Canada Parties (Interim Leader of the Conservatives)
Curaçao (Government changes)
Aruba Ministers (Government Changes)
Sint Maarten (Government Changes)
Poland Parliament (Updates)
Switzerland Parliament (New President of the National Council)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Updates)

27.11.15
Argentina Ministers (New Vice-President)
Female Vice-presidents (Argentine Vice-President-elect)
Portugal Ministers (New designate government)
Parliament of the United Arab Emirates (President of the National Federal Council)
Aruba Parliament (Parliament Speaker (From 2013)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Updates)
Palau Local Leaders (Updates)
Female Governors from 2005 (Palau governments in 2014 and 2015 and other updates)

20.11.15
Romania Ministers (New Government)
Nigeria Ministers (New Government)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (New Finance Ministers in Romania and Nigeria (who succeeded another woman)
Belize Ministers (New Government)
Uganda Ministers (Government changes)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (Ugandan Internal Affairs Minister)
Macedonia Ministers (Government changes)

11.11.15
Transnistria (Premier steps aside until 30. November and another woman is Acting Premier)
Woman Premier Ministers (Developments in Transnistria)
Åland Ministers (Designate Government)
Woman Premier Ministers of External Territories (Designate Premier of Åland)
Kyrgyzstan Ministers (New government)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2000 (New Kirgiz Vice-Premiers)
Poland Ministers (Designate Ministers)
Nepal Ministers (Further Government Appointments (3 women and 27 men),
Portugal Parliament (Parliament President replaced and other updates)
Poland Parliament (Marshal of the Sejm replaced and other updates)
Åland Parliament (Acting Speaker)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Various updates)
Poland Local Leaders (Various updates)
Congo-Kinshasa Local Leaders (New Local Leaders)
Nigeria Local Leaders (New governor)
Female Governors from 2005 (Various updates)

05.11.15
Nepal Ministers (New President and Government Change)
Female Presidents (Nepalese President)
Poland Ministers (Designate Prime Minister)
Woman Premier Ministers (Designate Polish Prime Minister)
Canada Ministers (New government with 15 women and 16 men)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (Canadian Minister of Revenue)
Portugal Ministers (Government Changes)
Central African Republic Ministers (Government changes)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Updates)

25.10.15
Nigeria Ministers (Ministerial Nominees)
Guinea Bissau Ministers (New Cabinet with former Acting Prime Minister appointed Defence Minister)
Female Defence Ministers (Guinea Bissau Minister)
Kosova Ministers (Acting Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission)
Nepal Parliament (New Parliament Speaker)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Updates)

15.10.15
Cameroon Ministers (Government changes)
Guinea Bissau Ministers (Government changes and nominated ministers rejected by the President)
Ethiopia Ministers (Government changes)
Greece Parliaments (Updates)
Austria Parliament (President of the Bundesrat)
Leshoto Parliament (Speaker of the National Assembly)
Female Presidents of Parliaments 1990-99 (Leshoto Speaker was first in office from 1999)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Various updates)
Female Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Updates)

05.10.15
Female Presidents (San Marino Captain General takes office)
Kazakstan Ministers (New Deputy Prime Minister)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2000 (Khazak Vice Premier)
Singapore Ministers (Government changes)
Congo-Kinshasa Ministers (Government changes)
Congo-Kinshasa Ministers (Government changes)
Mali Ministers (Government changes)
Gibraltar  (Acting Governor)
Female Governors of External Territories (Acting Gibraltar Governor (See 2013)
Northern Ireland  Ministers (Acting First Minister)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (Acting Northern Ireland First Minster (See 2010))

5.09.15
San Marino Heads (Designate Captain General)
Trinidad and Tobago Parliament (Female Chairs of both chambers of Parliament)
Current Female Presidents of Parliaments (Updates)
Australia Ministers (Government CHanges)
Female Defence Ministers (Australian Defence Ministers)
Greece Ministers (New left wing government - again - without full female ministers)
Woman Premier Ministers (Greek Interim Prime Minister leaves office)


20.09.15
Faero Islands Ministers (New government with 4 women and 4 men)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (Finance Minister in the Faero Islands)
Mongolia Ministers (Government changes)
Danish Party Leaders (Update)

12.09.15
Trinidad and Tobago Ministers (New government)
Woman Premier Ministers (Trinidad and Tobago´s Prime Minister looses election)
Mauritania Ministers (Government changes)
Female Foreign Ministers (Various updates)
Georgia Ministers (Foreign Minister Resigned (See 1998)
Guinea Bissau Ministers (Government changes)
Female Defence Ministers (Guinea Bissau Defence Minister since 2914 leaves office)
Gabon Ministers (Government changes)
Mongolia Ministers (Updates)
Turkey Ministers (Government changes)
Curaçao (Updates)
Woman Premier Ministers of External Territories (Former Premier of the Netherlands Antillen (1998-99) appointed Minister in Curacau)
 

30.08.15
Greece Ministers (New Interm Government (See 2012 and 2015)
Woman Premier Ministers (Greek Interim Prime Minister)
Mexico Ministers (New Foreign Minsiter)
Female Foreign Ministers (Mexican Foreign Minister)
Burundi Ministers (Government changes - all female ministers replaced)
Montserrat (New Governor)
Female Governors of External Territories (Governor of Montserrat)
Female Presidents of Unterstate Entities (Added Photo of Tamara Khetagurova, North-Ossetina)

22.08.15

Thailand Ministers (Government changes)
Sweden Parties (Leader of the Christian Democrats)
Greece Parties (Leader of PASOK and other updates)
Heiresses to thrones (New Crown Princess in the Sultanate of Yogakarta in Indonesia)

16.08.15

Sark (Death of Depty Seigneur since 1992)
Suriname Ministers (New Government)
Female Foreign Ministers (Suriname Foreign Minister)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (Suriname Justice and Police Minister)
United Kingdom Parties (New Leader of Scottish Labour)

10.08.15
Moldova Ministers (Acting Premier leaves office and remains Foreign Minister; woman nominated as Premier but a man appointed to the post)
Woman Premier Ministers (Update)
Burundi Parliament (Acting Parliament President)
Australia Parliament (Speaker of Hourse of Representatives resigns)
 Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (See 2013 and 15)
Austria Parties (Updates)

25.07.15
Greece Ministers (Resignation of one female Deputy Minister and appointment of two new. Still no female cabinet ministers)
Nigeria Ministers (Permanent Secretaries acting as Ministers (See 2010))
Canada Local Leaders (New Commissioner of Nunavut (Acting in 2010))
Female Governors from 2005 (Canadian update (See 2010))
Spain Local Leaders (Updates of the Presidents of the Government and Parliament of Navarra)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (A woman succeeds another as Government President of Navarra)

Denmark List of Female Party Leaders (New Chair of Alternativet)
Women Bishops (2 new Anglican Bishops in United Kingdom)

17.07.15
Laos Ministers (A minister retires)
Estonia Ministers (The third female Foreign Minister in a row)
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (New Foreign Minister (and first female minister since 2013)
Female Foreign Ministers (Estonian and Turkish Cypriot Foreign Ministers)
Spain Local Leaders  (Updates regarding Government President, Parliament Presidents and Vice-President)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (Spanish updates (see 2011 and 2015))
Argentina Local Leaders (New governor)
Female Governors from 2005 (Update)

07.07.15
Afganistan Local Leaders (2. new female governors)
Australia Local Leaders (Governor of Victoria)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updates)

03.07.15
Danish Female Parliament Vice-Chairpersons (The Chairperson and 3 of 4 Vice-Chairs are women)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Danish Parliament Chair)
Denmark List of Female Party Leaders (Updates)
Estonia Ministers (Resignation of Foreign Minister)
Female Foreign Ministers (Estonian Foreign Minister resigns)
Norfolk Island Ministers (Autonomous Status of the Island is revoked and it is incorporated into Australia)
United Kingdom Parliament (Updates)
Switzerland Local Leaders (Updates to the Cantons of Oberwanden and Nidwalden)

28.06.15
Woman Premier Ministers (Natalia Gherman is Acting Premier in Moldova and Danish Premier Helle Thorning-Schmidt leaves post)
List of Danish Female Ministers (New Government with 5 women and 12 men)
Moldova Ministers (Deputy Premier Foreign Minister since 2013 is Acting Premier)
Poland Parliament (New Marshal of the Sejm)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Polish Parliament Speaker)
Peru Parties (Updates)
India Local Leaders (J. Jayalalitha Jayaram is back as Chief Minister of Tamil Naidu for the 5th time since 1991)
Woman Local Premiers 1945-99 (Chief Minister of Tamil Naidu (See 1991))
Austria Local Leaders (President of the Landtag of Steiermark)



21.06.15
Benin Ministers (Government Changes)
Danish Female Parliament Vice-Chairpersons (Updates after the elections)
Denmark List of Female Party Leaders (Helle Thorning-Schmidt announces her resignation as Prime Minister and resigns as Chair of the Social Democrats, being replaced by Mette Frederiksen, Acting Minister of Justice as well as other updates after the elections)
Danish Heads of Regions and Counties (New female Chair of the Region of South Denmark (3 of the 5 Regional Chairs are female)
Peru Parliament (Parliament President from July 2014 to July 2015)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Update in 2014 with the Peruvian Parliament President)


15.06.15
British Virgin Islands Ministers (Government changes)
Israel Parliament (Updates)
Israel Parties (Updates)
Taiwan Parties (Updates)
Poland Parliament (Updates)
Female Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Updates)
Heiresses to thrones (Updates)

06.06.15
Mauritius Heads of State (Monique Ohsan-Bellepeau was Acting President for the Second time before Ameenah Gurib-Fakim took office)
Female Presidents ( Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is new President of Mauritius)
Nigeria Local Leaders (Updates)
Switzerland Local Leaders, (Updates to Appenzell-Ausserrhoden,  Bern, Neuchâtel, Sankt Gallen and Thurgau)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (Updates)

29.05.15

Female Governors from 2005
Guyana Ministers (New government)
Finland Ministers (New government)
Finland Parliament (New Parliament Speaker and Deputy Speaker)
Madagascar Parliament (Updates)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Updates)
Canada Local Leaders  (New Lt. Governor of Alberta)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updates)

20.05.15
Botswana Ministers (Government Changes (in 2014))
Female Foreign Ministers (Botswana Foreign Minister (2014))
Botswana Parliament (New Speaker (in 2014))
El Salvador Parliament (New President)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000(Updates)
Slovenia Ministers (Updates)

Female Representatives to United Nations (Various udates, additions and new appointments in 2015))
Switzerland Local Leaders (New government members and Parliament Presidents in Zürich)

15.05.15
United Kingdom Ministers (Further appointments, leaving 3 departments without women (Cabinet Office, Scotland, Wales) and the rest (about 20) with at least one female minister)
Slovenia Ministers (Government Changes)
Female Defence Ministers (Slovenian Defence Minister)
Macedonia Ministers (Resignation of Interior Minister since 2006)
Israel Ministers (New government)
Algeria Ministers (Several ministers leave office)
Slovenia Parties (Updates)

01.05.15
United Kingdom Ministers (Government changes)
United Kingdoms Cabinet (Cabinet Appointment)
Australia Parties (Resignation of Leader of the Greens)
Canada Local Leaders  (New Premier)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (Canadian Premier)
United Kingdom Local Leaders (Local Leaders)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updates)
Female Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Updates)

01.05.15
Anguilla Ministers (New government with first female minister for 34 years, and 3rd ever woman to be member of the government)
Georgia Ministers (Appointment of new Defence Minister)
Female Defence Ministers (Georgian Defence Minister)
Somaliland Ministers (Appointment of new Finance Minister)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (Somaliland Finance Minister)

24.04.15

USA Cabinet (New Attorney General)
Equatorial Guinea Ministers (Government changes)
Female Governors of External Territories (New Zealand High Commissioner to Cook Islands leaves offfice (See 2013)

15.04.15
Estonia Ministers (Government changes)
Gabon Heads of State (Updates)
Estonia Parliament (Parliament Chair was replaced in 2014)
Gabon Parliament  (New Senate President and other updates)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Estonian and Gabonese updates)
Canada Local Leaders (New Lt. Governor)
Female Governors from 2005 (Update)

06.04.15
Lesotho Ministers (Government changes)
Bosnia-Herzegovina Ministers (New central government)
Female Defence Ministers (Defence Minister in the Central Bosnian Government)
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (New entity government)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (New Finance Minister Leshoto and the Bosnian Federation)
Bosnia Parliament (New Parliament President of the Bosnian Federation)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000
Peru Ministers (Prime Minister removed by parliament, new Foreign Minister appointed)
Woman Premier Ministers (Peruvian Premier removed from office)
Female Foreign Ministers (New Peruvian Foreign Minister)
Nouvelle Caledonie Ministers (Government President not reelected, government changes)
Woman Premier Ministers of External Territories (New Caledonian updates)
Andorra Ministers (Government changes)

30.03.15
Bulgaria Ministers (Government changes)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (Bulgarian Interior Minister)
Moldova Local Leaders (New governor)
Female Governors from 2005 (Moldovan Governor)
Moldova Parties (Updates)

21.03.15
Namibia Ministers (Government changes, including new Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister)
Woman Premier Ministers (Namibian Prime Minister)
Woman Vice Premiers from 2000 (Namibian Deputy Premier)
Montenegro (Government change)

12.03.15
Urugay Ministers (New government)
Urugay Parliament (Updates)
Uganda Ministers (Government changes)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (Ugandan Minister of Security)
Egypt Ministers (Government changes)

01.03.15
Saint Christopher and Nevis Ministers (New government)
Niger Ministers (Appointement of new Foreign Minister (see 1993)
Female Foreign Ministers (Third Nigerien Foreign Minister)
Current Female Foreign Ministers (Updates)
Montserrat Parliament (New Parliament Speaker and Deputy Speaker)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Montserrat Speaker)
Current Female Presidents of Parliaments (Updates)


23.02.15
Current Female Leaders (Updates)
Moldova Ministers (Government changes)
Timor Leste Ministers (Government changes)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (New East Timorese Finance Minister)
Zambia Ministers (Government changes),
Greenland Ministers (Updates)
Czech Republic Local Leaders (Acting Governor)
USA Local Leaders (New Governor)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updates)
Australia Local Leaders (New Premier)
Woman Local Premiers from 2000 (New Premier of Queensland)

09.02.15
Greece Parliaments (New Speaker of Parliament)
Female Presidents of Parliaments from 2000 (Greek parliament president)
Trinidad and Tobago Ministers (Government changes)
Female Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Updates)

29.01.15
Greece Ministers (New government with no women as full ministers, a total of 6 female Alternate and Deputy Ministers. With 34 men)
Zambia Ministers (Government Changes)
Zambia Heads (New Vice-President)
Female Vice-presidents (Zambian Vice-President)
Female Foreign Ministers (Government changes)
Female Foreign Ministers (New Madagascan Foreign Minister replaces another woman)
Bolivia Ministers (Government changes)
Seychelles Ministers (Updates)
Sri Lanka Local Leaders (New Governor)
Mozambique Local Leaders (New Governors)
Female Governors from 2005 (Updates)

22.01.15
Mauritania Ministers (Government changes)
Female Foreign Ministers (Mauritanian Foreign Minister)
Mozambique Ministers (New government)

17.01.15
Croatia Ministers (New President)
Female Presidents (Croatian President-elect)
Central African Republic Ministers (Government Changes)
Female Defence Ministers (Central African Defence Minister)
Sri Lanka Ministers (New goverment with 5 female and 42 male members)
Somalia Ministers (Government changes)
Republic of Afganistan (Designate Ministers)
Honduras Ministers (Foreign Minister replaced)
Female Foreign Ministers (Honduran Foreign Minister replaced)
Mali Ministers (Government changes)
Female Finance Ministers from 2000 (Malian Finance Minister replaced)
Woman Chiefs of Police (Updates)

10.01.15
Gambia Ministers (Government changes)
Female Foreign Ministers (Gambian Foreign Minister)
Bahrain (Government changes)
US Virgin Islands Administration (New admininistration)

01.01.15
Venezuela Ministers (Government changes)
Female Foreign Ministers (Venezuelan Foreign Minister)
Female Ministers of Interior, Home Affairs, Security, Civil Defence and Police (Venezuelan Interior and Justice Minister)
Tonga  (New government without women)
Brazil Ministers (Government changes)
Sint Maarten (New government)
Brazil Local Leaders (New Governor)
Female Governors from 2005 (Brazilian Governor)

Switzerland Local Leaders
Female Presidential Candidates from 2000 (Updates)

 

Female Ministers of the Presidency

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