Female Governors 2010-2015

Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership


This is a list of female governors both of federal territories and unitarian states. This means that some of the governors listed are the actual leaders of the states, other are official representatives of the central power with no executive roles.

2010-12 Coordinator of the Regional Government Mara Rivas Williams, North Atlantic Autonomous Region (Nicaragua)

Later national MP.

2010-12 Governor Julieta Gómez de Cortés, Casanare
2013- Acting Governor of Casanare (Dominican Republic)

In 2013 she was appointed after the suspension of her predecessor.

2010-12 Governor Esther Ramírez, Dajabón (Dominican Republic)


2010-12 Governor Rosario Rodríguez Nova, Elías Piña (Dominican Republic)


2010 Acting Governor Elaine Pimentel, Peravia (Dominican Republic)


2010-15 Governor Urmila Singh, Himachal Pradesh (India)

President of Congress in  Madhya Pradesh 1996-98 and Minister of State for Finance and Dairy Development, Cabinet and Minister for Social welfare and Tribal welfare Departments 1993-2003 and later Chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. (b. 1946-). 

2010-15 Governor Ana Comoana, Manica (Mozambique)


2010-15 Governor Maria Elias Jonas, Maputo Province (Mozambique)


2010-15 Governor Lucilia Nota Hama, Maputo City (Mozambique)

MP from 2015.

2010-16 Landshövding Minoo Akhtarzand, Jönköpings län
2016- Landshövding of Västermanlands Län

Among others former Director General of the Rail Administration. (b. 1956-)

2010-  Landshövding Cecilia Schelin Seidegård, Gotland (Sweden)

Hospital Administrator and Chairperson of Systembolaget (Government Owned chain of licqor stores). (b. 1954-).

2010- Governor Natalya Komarova as governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug (Russia)

MP up to her appointment. Member of the Federal advisory State Council and one of it's Vice-President in 2013.

2010- Prefect Nataša Stevanović, Zapadnobački (Serbia)
She is head of the West Bačka District

2010-13 Prefect Mimoza Çomo, the Gjirokastra District (Albania)
The district is situated in the south of the country.

2010- Governor Tsigereda Woldegiorgis, Northern Red Sea Region (Eritrea)
The District lies along the northern three quarters of the Red Sea, and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and the coastal city of Massawa.

2010-11 Intendent Jacqueline van Rysselberghe, VIII Región del Bíobío (Chile)

Mayor of Concepción 2000-10. Mother of 6. (b. 1965-).

2010- Intendent Luz Ebensperger Orrego, Región de Tarapacá (Chile)

Lawyer and former administrator of the Municipality of Alto Hospicio

2010-12 Intendent Ximena Matas Quilodrán, Región de Atacama (Chile)


2010-14 Intendent Pilar Cuevas Mardones, XI Región de Aysén (Chile)

Former regional councillor and member of the party Renovación Nacional

2010-11 Intendent Liliana Kusanovic, Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Chile)

An academic.

2010 (†) Governor Dr. Shama Khalid, Gilgit-Baltistan (Pakistan)

A leading social worker, she was appointed the first governor of the newly established state, as the second female governor in the Pakistani history. Died of cancer. (d. 2010).

2010-15 Governor Nyandeng Malek Deliech, Warrap State (Sudan and from 2011 the Republic of South Sudan)

Deputy Governor until 2007 and State Minister of Education and Social Affairs 2007-10. The state was abolished in 2015.

2010-12 and 2013- Governor Julieta Gómez de Cortés, Casanare (Colombia)

She acted for a few weeks after the impeachment of her predessor before she was appointed permanently. In 2013 acted igen.

2010- Governor María Antonieta Morales Vigo, San Roman Juliaca (Peru)


2010-14-? Governor Katherine Jiménez Benavides, Province Ica (Peru)


2010- Governor Maria Imelda Josefa Romualdez Marcos,  Ilocos Norte (The Philippines)

Imee Marcos was member of the National Assembly 1984-86 and Member of the Congress 1998-2007. She is daughter of President Ferdinand Marcos and former Minister of Human Settlements, Governor of Manilla and present Congresswoman Imelda Marcos. (b. 1953-).

2010- Governor Lilia Garcia Pineda, Pampanga (The Philippines)

A former provincial board member and Mayor of Lubao 1992-2004. Her son was Vice-Governor and Mayor, her daughter Mylene Pineda Cayabyab became Mayor of Lubao and a daughter-in-law was Mayor of Sta. Rita.

2010-  Governor Sol Forcadilla Matugas, Surigao del Norte (The Philippines)
Daughter of President Balaguer.

2010- Governor Sharee Ann T. Tan, Western Samar (The Philippines)

A former congresswoman she was elected in succession to her mother, Milagros T. Tan, who was governor of the province from 2001 and not allowed to seek re-election. (b. 1982-).

2010-  Governor Herminia D. Ramiro, Misamis Occidental (The Philippines)

Former Congresswoman

2010-  Governor Emmylou J. Taliño-Mendoza, Cotabato (Northern Cotabato)

Lala Taliño is a former Congresswoman. (b. 1972-)

2010-15 Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete, Masbate (The Philippines)

The two other candidates were incumbent Governor Elisa Olga Kho and Judith A. Espinosa. She is a former congresswoman. Removed from office. (b. 1951-).

2010- Governor Glenda B. Ecleo, Dinagat Islands (The Philippines)

A former congress-woman she replaced her daughter, Geraldine Ecleo Villaroman, who became Vice-governor. (b. 1937-).

2010- Intendent Ana Olivera, Department and City of Montevideo (Uruguay)

Deputy Minister of Social Development in 2005-10. (b. 1956-).

2010- Intendent Adriana Peña, Lavalleja (Uruguay)

MP for the National Party until her election. (b. 1964-).

2010 Intendent Hyara Rodríguez, Montevideo (Uruguay)

Member of the City Government 2005-10 and took over the position of Mayor and Governor of the Department and City when her predecessor was appointed to the cabinet.

2010-? Governor Mirna Sorell Orellana (Guatemala)


2010 Acting Commissioner of Nunavut (Canada)
2015- Commissioner Nellie Taptaqut Kusugak, Nunavut

Deputy Commissioner 2010-15.

2010- Commissioner Edna Elias, Nunavut (Canada)

Former Mayor of Kugluktuk and teacher

2010- Governor Koisun Ablabekovna Kurmanalieva, Talas (Kyrgyzstan)

Until 2010 Governor Janice Johnson, Islas de la Bahía (Honduras)


2010- Governor Ghissel Padilla Pelayo, Colón (Honduras)


2010- Governor Vilma Aguilar viuda de Argeñal, Choluteca (Honduras)


2010- Governor Nora Trino Miranda, Gracias a Dios (Honduras)


2010- Governor Carmen María García, Lempira (Honduras)


2010- Governor Evelyn Smith Ceres, Ocotepeque (Honduras)


2010- Governor Rosa del Carmen Tercero, Santa Bárbara (Honduras)


2010- Governor Luz Arely Valdez, Valle (Honduras)


2010- Governor Paola Castro, Comayagua (Honduras)


2010- Governor Aixa Santamaría, Chiriquí (Panama)

Vice-Governor until 2010.

2010-13 Director of the State Administration of the Region of Seland Helle Haxgart (Denmark)
2010- Stiftsamtmand of the Diocese of Copenhagen

2013- Stiftsamtmand of
the Dioceses of Fyn, Haderslev, Lolland-Falster and Viborg
2007-10 Deputy Director of the State Administration of the Capital Region. From 2013 the regional State Administratons were merged into one central administration with her as Director and Stiftsamtmand of all the Dioceses in Denmark, a responsibility she has delegated to her deputy director and other employees for a number of Dioceses; they also have the title of Stiftsamtmand. (b. 1966-)

2010-Lord Lieutenant Dame Janet Trotter, Gloucestershire (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Chair of the Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust since 2002 and a Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire 2006-10. (b. 1943-).

2010- Superintendent Grace Tee-Kpaan, Montserrado (Liberia)

A minister in the Apostolic Outreach Assemblies of Jesus Christ Church

2010-12 Romana Anastacio, Ngchesar (Palau)

Former state legislator.

2010-12 Acting Governor Oveida Parra Novoa, Guaviare (Colombia)

Appointed when her predecessor was suspended because he was being investigated for corruption

2010 Acting Voivode Ilona Antoniszyn-Clic, Wrocław (Poland)

Another version of her surname is Klik. Former Deputy Director of the Department for Regional Development and Vice Voivode 2010-11. Member of the Polish People's Party. (b. 1975-)

2010-11 and 2011-15 Voivode Małgorzata Chomycz, Podkarpacki (Poland)
Vice-Voivode  2007-10  and Civic Platform Member of Sejm since 2011. (b. 1978-)

2010-15 Custos Marigold Haring, St. Andrew (Jamaica)
Married to the former President of the Senate Oswald Harding

2010-13 Acting Fylkesmann Sylvia Brustad , Hedemark (Norway)
Former Social Democrat MP, 1996-97 Minister of Children and Family, 1996 Minister of Administration, 2000-01 Minister of Communes and Regions, Asylum and Immigration, 2001 Minister of Labour and Administration with responsibility for Nordic Co-operation, 2005-08 Minister of Health and Care, 2008-09 Minister of Trade and Industry, 2009 Minister of Fisheries and Costal Affairs. Mother of a daughter born 2005. (b. 1966-)

2011- Fylkesmann Valgerd Svarstad Haugland, Oslo og Akershus (Norway)
1991-95 Deputy Leader and 1995-2004 Leader of Kristeligt Folkeparti, Christian People’s Party, 1997-2000 1. Deputy to the Prime Minister and Minister of Children and Family and 2001-05 Minister of Church and Culture (b. 1956-)

2011- Fylkmesmann Anne Karin Hamre, Sogn og Fjordane (Norway)

Assisting Fylkesmann 2008-09. (b. 1965-)

2011- Governor Susana Martinez Cruz, New Mexico (USA)

Former the District Attorney. First Latina governor in the USA she won against the Democratic Candidate, Diane Daniels Denish, Lt. Governor since 2002. (b. 1959-).

2011-17 Governor Nikki Haley, South Carolina (USA)

Nimrata Randhawa Haley was the first female governor of Indian decent. (b. 1972)

2011- Governor Mary Fallin, Oklahoma (USA)

Lt. Governor 1995-2002, won the elections against the Lt. Governor since 2007, Jari Askins. (b. 1954-)

2011-14 Governor Esengül Civelek, Yalova
2014- Governor of Kırklareli
Former undersecretary at the Education Ministry.

2011-14 Governor Rosalba Ciarlini Rosado, Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil)

Mayor of Mossoró 1989-92 and 1997-2004, Vice-Governor 1996-97 and Federal Senator 2007-10. (b. 1952-)

2011- Commissaris van de Koningin/Koning Ank Bijleveld, Overijssel (The Netherlands)

Drs. A.Th.B. Bijleveld-Schouten was MP for CDA 1989-2001, Vice-Chairperson of the faction 1998-2001 before she was government appointed Mayor of Hof van Twente and State Secretary of Interior and Kingdom Relations 2007-10. (b. 1962-)

2011-14 Governor Maria Gates-Meltel, Angaur (Ngeaur) (Palau)


2011 Civil Governor Mónica Patricia Pinto da Costa, Viseu (Portugal)

Former chief of cabinet and Vice-Governor of the province. (b. 1980-)

2011-12 Governor Martha Inés Gonfrier Sarmiento, Casanare (Colombia)

Member of the Board of the Civic Committee of Villavicencio

2011- Lucía Corpacci Saadi de Mercado, Catamarca (Argentina)

2007-11 Vice-Governor, from 2008 President of the Parliament of The Región de Noroeste Argentina, which covers the Provinces of Catamarca, La Rioja, Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero and Tucumán

2011- Governor Alicia Maria Jaramillo Febres, Loja (Ecuador)

The third female governor of the province.

2011-12 Governor Gabriela Alejandra Rivadeneira Burbano, Imbabura (Ecuador)

Vice Prefect of the Imbabura Province 2009-11. President of  the National Assembly from 2013. (b. 1983-)

2011-12 Intendent Cecilia Pérez Jara, Region Metropolitana de Santiago (Chile)

Subsecretary of Women's Affairs 2008-11, Secretary General and Vicepresident of the Renovación Nacional party in 2011, Secretary General of the Government and Spokesperson Government from 2012. (b. 1974-)

2011- Governor Dora Quihue de Cuadros, Region Tacna (Peru)

Former Mayor of Boca del Río

2011- Governor Esengül Civelek, Yalova (Turkey)

Former undersecretary at the Education Ministry.

2011-16 Governor Odette Uwamariya, Eastern Province (Rwanda)
Appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government in 2016.

2011-12 Superintendent Lucia F. Herbert, Bong (Liberia)

Development Superintendent 2006-11. (b. 1966-)

2011- Governor Mariam Diallo née Zoromé, Region Centre-Nord (Burkino Faso)

2011- Governor Maïmouna Ouattara epousé Thiombiano, Region Centre-Sud  (Burkino Faso)

2011- Governor Kadidia Zampalégré née Sanogo, Region Sud-Ouest  (Burkino Faso)

2011- Regional Commissioner Mwantumu Mahiza, Region Pwani (The Coast) (Tanzania)
Deputy Minister of Education 2006-11.

2011- Commissioner Stella Manyanya, Region Rukwa (Tanzania)
She is also a Spcial Seats MP

2011- Prefect Clotilde Namboy, Ombella-M'Poko (Central African Republic)
Ombella-M'Poko is one of the 14 prefectures in the country.

2011-13 Prefect Voltana Ademi, the Shkodër District (Albania)
Deputy Chairperson of the Municipality of Shkodra 2003-07, Advisor of the City Council 2007-11.

2011- Landshövding Berit Andnor Bylund, Blekinge (Sweden)
Social Democrat MP 1991-2010 and Minister of Social Affairs 2004-06. (b. 1954-).

2011-12 Acting Landshövding Katarina Kämpe, Stockholms Län (Sweden)

As the Deputy Governor, länsöverdirektör, since 2010, she took over the duties after the death of her predecessor.

2011-12 Acting Landshövding Anne-Li Fiskesjö, Kalmar (Sweden)
Executive in the County Administration.

2011 Acting Voivode Henryka Zofia Strojnowska, Lubelski (Poland)
Vice-Voivode 2008-12.

2011- Administrator Sally Thomas, Northern Territory (Australia)

First female Magistrate 1978-86, first Chief Magistrate 1986-92 and first female Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory 1992 -2009. (b 1939-)

2011- Governor Lucía Corpacci, Catamarca (Argentina)

Senator 2009-11 for the governing Justicialist-FPV Party (b. 1959-).

2011-13 Governor Cielo González Villa, Huila (Columbia)

Removed from office after a court decision.

2011-14 Prefect Cécile Pozzo di Borgo, l’Aveyron (France)

Administratrice supérieure des Terres australes et antarctiques françaises from 2014.

2011- Prefect Sophie Thibault, Corrèze (France)

A high ranking civil servant.

2012- Prefect Josiane Chevalier, Tarn-et-Garonne (France)

Sous-préfète de Vitry-le-François (Marne) 2002-04. (b. 1957-)

2012- Prefect Isabelle Dilhac, Meuse (France)

From 1998 Sous-préfète of Bellac, Haute-Vienne, Sous-préfète de Chinon and Indre-et-Loire and held other positions.

2012-14 Prefect Nicole Klein, Seine-et-Marne (France)
2014- Prefect of the Departement de la Somme and the Region of Picardie

A high ranking civil servant.

2012-  Prefect Michèle Kirry, Nièvre (France)

A high ranking civil servant.

2011-12 Acting Governor Li Bin, Anhui (China)
2012-13 Governor of Anhui

Among others former Vice-Governor of Jilin and Director of the National Population and Family Planning Commission and appointed Vice-Governor and Acting Governor in 2011 until she was elected to the position in 2012. Minister of Health and Family Planning from 2013. (b. 1954-).

2011- Governor Ulla Preeden, Põlva County (Estonia)
Former researcher at the University of Tartu.

2011-14 Voivode Jolanta Szołno-Koguc, Lubelski (Poland)

Academic and advisor of the Finance Minister (b. 1964-).

2011- Governor Aïchatou Boulama Kané, the Niamey Urban Community (Niger)
Former civil servant before she was appointed Governor of the capital city area. (b.1955-)

2011- Custos Sally Porteous, Manchester (Jamaica)
Self employed.

2011-12 Government Delegate María Dolores Carrión Martín, Madrid (Spain)

Former Subsecretary of Culture and Public Administration (b. 1959-)

2011 Government Delegate Montserrat García Llovera, Barcelona (Spain)

Subdelegada del Gobierno in Barcelona 2007-11. (1957-)

2011 Government Delegate Dominica Fernández Fernández, Canarias (Spain)

Former Councillor of Social Affairs, Employment and Youth in the Insular Government of Gran Canaria

2011-15 Government Delegate María del Carmen Hernández Bento, The Canarias (Spain)

Former Councillor of Urban Affairs in the City of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria

2011- Government Delegate María de los Llanos de Luna Tobarra, Catalunya (Spain)

Subdelegada del Gobierno in Barcelona 2003-04 and Deputy Spokesperson of the Partido Popular in the local assembly from 2010. (b. 1960-)

2011-14 Government Delegate Paula Sánchez de León Guardiola, Valenciana (Spain)

Former Vice-President of the City of Valencia (Generalitat valenciana)

2012- Government Delegate Carmen Alba Orduna, Navarra (Spain)

Former Municipal Councillor of Pamplona (b. 1967-)

2012- Government Delegate Carmen Crespo Díaz, Andalucia (Spain)

Mayor of Adra 2003-11.

2012-15 Government Delegate Cristina Cifuentes Cuencas, Madrid (Spain)
Member of the Assembly of Madrid 1991-2012 and President of the Government of the Community of Madrid (b. 1964-)

2012- Lord-Lieutenant Sarah Rose Troughton, The County of Wiltshire (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Has held held several voluntary positions both within and outside the County for a number of years. Married to Peter Troughton and they have got 3 children and 2 granchildren. She is daughter of Timothy James Alan Colman and Lady Mary Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, sister of the 17th Earl of Strathmore. Her grandfather was brother of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. (b. 1953-)

2012- Landshövding Liselott Hagberg, Södermanland (Sweden)

Former MP and Deputy Speaker 2006-12. (b. 1958-)

2012 Acting Landshövding Birgitta Heijer, Västerbotten Län (Sweden)

As the Deputy Government, Länsråd, since 2009, after Chris Hester was appointed Governor of Stockholm

2012- Landshövding Magdalena Andersson, Västerbotten Län (Sweden)
Moderate MP 2003-12. (b. 1954-).

2012- Landshövding Margareta Pålsson, Skåne Län (Sweden)
Moderate MP 2002-12. (1949-).

2012- Governor Marina Vasilievna Kovtun, Murmansk (Russia)
Member of the local administration for a number of years, 1. Deputy Chairperson of the Duma from 2011.

2012 Governor Zuzana Moravcikova, Stredocesky Region (Czech Republic)
As the Deputy Governor from 2008 she took over as governor after the resignation of her predecessor. (b. 1957)

2012- Dzongda Ngawang Pem, Tsirang (Bhutan)
2006-10 Chief Human Resource Officer in the Home Ministry and 2010-12 she held the same position in the Ministry of Agriculture (b. 1970-)

2012- Governor Julie Soso, Eastern Highlands Province (Papua New Guinea)
One of three MP since. 2012.

2012- Governor Albina Matilde Barros da Lomba, Cabinda (Angola)
Vice-Governor from around 2008.

2012 Acting Governor Adriana Carabalí, Valle del Cauca (Colombia)
She worked in the local administration for many years.

2012-15 Governor Sandra Paola Hurtado Palacio, Quindio (Colombia)
Local politician.

2012-15 Governor Aury Socorro Guerrero Bowie,  Archipielago de San Andrés Providencia y Santa Catalina  (Colombia)
The province is normally just kown as San Andrés

2012-14 Coordinator of the Regional Government Evelyn Taylor Irías, North Atlantic Autonomous Region (Nicaragua)n

Later Regional Councillor.

2012- Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon, British Columbia (Canada)

Owner and operator of Gerard Guichon Ranch in the Nicola Valley, member of various boards and former President of the British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association. (b. 1947-)

2012-15 Governor Cidalia Chauque, Nampula (Mozambique)
MP before 2012 and from 2015.

2012-Superintendent Elizabeth Dempster, Grand Kru County  (Liberia)

After she was named Acting Superintendent, the local traditional leaders and local councillors petitioned to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to make her appointment permanent. 

2012- Superintendent Etweda Cooper, Grand Bassa County (Liberia)
Active in the peace movement in the country.

2012- Supertintendent Christiana Dagadu, Nimba County (Liberia)
She focusses on reconciling the different tribes in the Country and the economic development of the area.

2012- Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy, Bong County (Liberia)

2012- Lord-lieutenant Claire Hensman, Cumbria (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
High Sheriff in 2007-08, former Deputy Pro-Chancellor of Lancaster University and involved in a number of charities.

2012- Lord-Lieutenant and Lord Povost Sadie Docherty, Glasgow (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
A Lord Provost has a higher status than a Lord Mayor in other parts of the United Kingdom and is ex officio the lord-lieutenant for that city.

2012-16 Governor Érika del Valle Farías Peña, Cojedes (Venezuela)
Erika Farías was Vice-Minister of Production until 2006, Minister of Foods 2006-07, Minister of the Office of the Presidency 2007-08, Minister of Communes and Social Participation 2008-12 and 2016-17 and appointed Minister of Urban Agriculture in 2017.

2012- Governor Fiordaliza Caridad Ceballos, Dajabón (Dominican Republic)

2012-16 Governor Miledys Núñez, Duarte (Dominican Republic)
Member of the governing PLD and MP from 2016.

2012- Governor Saida Inmaculada Tejada Acosta, Monte Cristi (Dominican Republic)
Medical doctor.

2012- Governor Aura Toribio de Román, Santiago (Dominican Republic)
Business woman and worked in the election campaign of the president.

2012- Governor Teresa Ynoa, Sánchez Ramírez (Dominican Republic)
Member of the Central Committee of the governing party and candidate for the congress.

2012-13 Acting Governor Agnes Almendras-Magpale, Cebu (Philippines)
As Vice-Governor since 2011 she took over when the governor since 2004, Gwen Garcia, was suspended from office. She is a sister of former Energy Secretary  Rene Almendras.

2012- Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Saskatchewan (Canada)
Committee Chair, President, Vice-President and/or board member of a number of organizations in the province. (b. 1943-)

2012- Prefect Mihaela Marcu, Brăila (Romania)
Subprefect in 2012

2012- Prefect Nastasia-Ani Bob, Bistriţa-Năsăud (Romania)
County Vice-President of the Liberal Party and former Legal Advisor in the County Social Services Agency.

2012- Prefect Georgeta Gavrilă, Bucarest (Romania)
Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence 2005-12

2012 Prefect Elena Costea, Dolj  (Romania)
Dismissed from office after a conflict with a mayor in the prefecture.

2012- Prefect Carmen Nina Crişu, Giurgiu (Romania)
Former member of the Giurgiu County Council. The Subprefect of the Department is Silvia E. Crăită

2012- Prefect Florentina Pencea, Ilfov (Romania)
Civil Servant. (b. 1973-).

2012- Prefect Speranţa Cliseru, Ilfov (Romania)
Civil servant and political advisor.

2012-13 Head of the Local Administration Tatiana Mikhailovna Turanskaya, Rybnitsa District,  Transnistria (Self-Declared Republic in Moldova)
Deputy Head of the Local Administration for Economic Issues in 2012, Deputy Prime Minister in 2013 and Prime Minister since 2013.

2013- Head of the Local Administration Alla Fedorovna Demyanova, Rybnits District, Transnistria (Self-Declared Republic in Moldova)
2012-13 1. Deputy Head of the Local Administration for Economic Issues

2013-17 Governor Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire (USA)
Margaret Wood Hassan was Democratic State Senator from 2005, Majority Leader 2008-10 and US Senator from 2017.(b 1958-).

2013 Acting Governor Svetlana Orlova, Vladimir Oblast
2013- Governor of Vladimir (Russia)

Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council 2004-13. First appointed by the president and then elected in a public election.

2013-16 Governor Maria Mimietta S. Bagulaya, Leyte (The Philippines)
Mimietta Bagulaya was Vice-Governor 2004-07.

2013-16 Governor Araceli Bernardino Wong, Catanduanes (The Philippines)
Cely Wong was a businesswoman prior to her election

2013- Governor Lucie Beassoumda, Region Guéra (Chad)
Former Secretary General of the Governor's Office

2013- Governor Dr. Haoua Outhman Djamé, Region Ndjamena (Chad)

Minister of General State Control and Moralisation 2005, Minister of Environment, Quality of Life and National Parcs 2007-08 and State Secretary of Agriculture, charged with Professional Education and Food Security 2008-09.

2013-15 Governor Matchoké Tchoubou, Region Mandoul (Chad)

The region is situated in the south of the country on the boarder to Central African Republic.

2013- Minister of State for the Bulawayo Province Eunice Sandi Moyo (Zimbabwe)

Deputy Secretary of Zanu-PF for Women's Affairs and candidate for MP in 2013.

2013- Minister of State for the Harare Province Miriam Chikukwa (Zimbabwe)

Candidate for the Senate in 2013. 

2013- Fylkesmann Helen Bjørnøy, Bruskerud (Norway)

Minister of Environment 2005-07

2013- Prefect Patricia Willaert, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (France)

A high ranking civil servant.

2013- Préfet Nathalie Marthien, de l’Ariège (France)

A high ranking civil servant.

2013-14 Prefect Élisabeth Borne, Vienne and the Region of Poitou-Charentes (France)

Civil Servant and Chief of Cabinet of the Ministry of Environment from 2014.

2013- Lord-Lieutenant Angela Garvey, The County Borough of Londonderry (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

A former consultant in palliative care medicine at Algnagelvin Hospital and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and London. Deputy Lieutenant. (b. 1953-) 

 2013-14 Head of the Commission of Lieutenancy and Lord Mayor Dame Fiona Woolf, The City of London (United Kingdom)
In the City of London, the post of Lord-Lieutenant is held in commission. She has been Alderman for the Ward of Candlewick in the City of London since 2007 and was Sheriff of the City of London for 2010–11. The second female Lord Mayor during 800 years after Dame Mary Donaldson 1983-84. (b. 1948-)

2013-  Lord-Lieutenant Susan Snowdon, County Durham (United Kingdom)
A former teacher and magistrate.

2013- Governor Marlene Graciela Ocampos Benítez, Alto Paraguay (Paraguay)

Former Provincial Secretary of Women, Children and Youth.

2013-15 Prefect Zamira Rami, the Gjirokastra District (Albania)
Candidate for the Parliament in 2013.

2013 Prefect Aljona Mansaku, Tirana (Albania)
Civil servant.

2013- Governor Claudia Ledesma Abdala de Zamora, Santiago del Estero (Argentina)

Former Municipal Judge, she was elected as successor of her husband.

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

2013-14 Prefect Catherine Samba-Panza, Bangui (Central African Republic)
Businesswoman and corporate lawyer. Transition Head of State 2014-16. (b. 1954-).

2014-16 Prefect Yacinthe Wodobodé, Bangui (Central African Rep)
Her official title was Présidente de la délégation spéciale de la Ville de Bangui (Or Mayor). She was Minister of Commerce 2003 and Justice 2003-04.

2014- Governor Dorothy Nditi, Embu (Kenya)

Deputy Governor 2013-14

2014 Sheila Dikshit, Kerala (India)
Sheila Dixit is former Union Minister and Chief Minister of Delhi 1998-13. (b. 1938-)

2014- Intendent Hanne Utreras, Coquimbo (Chile)
Former Director of Public Works of the Municipality of La Serena

2014- Intendent Morin Contreras, O’Higgins (Chile)
Among her previous positions was as leader in the Municipality of Malloa

2014- Intendent Ximena Órdenes Neira, Región de Aysén (Chile)
Regional Councillor for the Province of Coyhaique 2013-14.

2014 Governor Iryna Ihorivna Sekh, L'viv (Lviv) (Ukraine)

Former MP. (b.1970)

2014 Acting Governor Iryna Kostyantynivna Verigina, Luhans'k (Lugansk) (Ukraine)
First Depuy Head of the Admiministration through a number of years. (b. 1968).

2014 Beryl Rochester, St. Elizabeth (Jamaica)
Married to former MP Derrick Rochester

2014-Custos Norma Walters, St. Ann (Jamaica)
A local business woman.

2014- Governor Sirkka Ausiku, Kavango West (Namibia)

Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare

2014- Governor Aminta Sifai Hydara, West Coast Region (The Gambia)

She was was working at the Kanifing Municipal Council and as Ward Councilor before her new appointment.

2013-14 Prefect Denise Madina Duekoé, Ombella-M'Poko (Central African  Republic)

2014-15 Governor Martha Liliana Agudelo Valenci, Caquetá (Colombia
Local politician.

2014- Governor Ramona Rodríguez Quezada, Dajabón (Dominican Republic)

2014- Prefrect Rena Dourou, District of Attica (Greece)


2014- Prefect Christiana Kalogirou, District of Northern Aegean (Greece)

Former Secretary General of the Administration of the Aegean.

2014-16 Carmen Daniela Dan, Teleorman County (Romania)
Prefect of Teleorman County 2014-16 and a Senator from 2016.

2014- Lieutenant-Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontariao (Canada)
Former Deputy Minister of Culture and Youth in Saskatchewan and Canadian Federal civil servant.

2014-  Lord-Lieutenant Jeanna Swan, Berwickshire  (United Kingdom)
Former Deputy Lord-Lieutenant

2014-  Lord-Lieutenant Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle, Belfast  (United Kingdom)
Involved in public and voluntary service, Deputy Lieutenant 2009-14.

2014- Governor Mridula Sinha, Goa (India)

Author and BJP party official. (b. 1942-).

2014- Landshövding Lena Sommestad, Hallands Län (Sweden)
Social Democrat MP 2012-14, Deputy Environment Minister 2002 and Environment Minister 2002-06. (1957-).

2014- Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau, New Brunswick (Canada)
Former provincial Assistant Deputy Minister of Education and Executive Officer of the Bathurst campus of the New Brunswick Community College system

2014-17 Regional Governor Nina Petkova, Montana (Bulgaria)
Deputy Governor 2013-14. (b. 1977-)

2014- Governor Kerry Sanderson, Western Australia (Australia)

A former business woman, she was Agent-General of Western Australia in London 2008-12. (b. 1950-)

2014- Governor Kate Warner, Tasmania (Australia)
Law professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Tasmania prior to her appointment.(b- 1948-)

2014-15 Governor Francesca Ruluked Otong, Ngatpang (Palau)
Member of the State Legislature.

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