Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
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1968-77 Vice-Chairperson of Al■řdbandlagsins (People's Alliance) Adda Bßra Sigf˙sdˇttir
1983 Leader of the Samtaka um Kvennalista (Women's Party)
Afterward the leadership was collective and rotating
1984-93 Vice-Chairperson of the Parliament
Group of Al■řdurflokkin (Social Democrats)
1994-99 Chairperson and Parliamentary Leader of Ůjˇdvarki (National Rebirth Party)
2009-13 Chairperson of Samfylkingin (the Social Democratic Alliance)
MP 1978-2013, held a number of ministerial and Parliamentary positions - including as Prime Minister 2009-13
1987-91 Vice-Chairperson of Parliamentary Group
of Framsˇknarflokksins (Progress Party) Valgerur Sverrisdˇttir
1995-99 Chairperson of the Group
2007-08 Party Vice-Chairperson
2008-09 Party Chairperson
Sometime Vice-Chairperson of the Al■ing, Minister of Trade and Industry 1999-2006 and Foreign Minister 2006-07.
1987-89 Vice-Chairperson Al■řdubandalagsins (People's
1995-96 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Ůjˇdvaka
1995 Vice-Chairperson of Ůjˇdvaka
Later one of the Leaders of Samfylkingin (The Alliance)
Al■řdubandalagsins (People's Alliance) MargrÚt
1995-2003 Party Chairperson
2004-06 Parliamentary Leader of Samfykingin (The Alliance)
One of the Deputy Leader of the Alliance around 2003.
1995, 1997 and 1999 Chairperson of the Parliament Group of the Samtaka um Kvennalista (Women's
Party) Kristin ┴stgeirsdˇttir
1993-94, 1994-99 and 1999-2003 Chairperson of the Parliament Group of Al■řduflˇkkurin (Social Democrats) Rannveig Gumundsdˇttir
Minister in 1999 and one of the leaders of The Alliance.
1995-98 Party Secretary of Al■řdubandalagsins Bryndis
2001-03 Chairperson of the Parliament Group of Samfylkingarinna (The Alliance)
1998-2003 Chairperson of the Parliament Group of
2003-04 Vice-Chairperson of the Group SigrÝur A. Ůˇrardˇttir
President of the Nordic Council 2000-01. Designated to become Minister of Environment from 2004.
Deputy Parliamentary Leader
of Vinstrihreyfingin - grŠnt frambo (The Left-Green Movement)
2001-02 Parliamentary Leader
2003-07 Deputy Parliamentary Leader ŮurÝur Backman
Vice-Chairperson of the Parliament 2003-13.
2003-05 Deputy Leader of Samfylkingin Ingibj÷rg Sˇlr˙n Gisladˇttir
2005-09 Leader of Samfylkingin (the Social Democratic Alliance)
Member the City Council of Reykjavik 1982-88, Member of the Althing for the Women's Alliance 1991-94 and for the Samfylkingin from 2005, Mayor of Reykjavik 1994-2003, and Prime-ministerial candidate in May 2003, but because of the electoral system and because she was placed low on the electoral list, she was not elected to the parliament, but later took over the seat of an MP who resigned. Minister of Foreign Affairs 2007-09 until she resigned for health reasons after having been in charge of the government negotiations, leaving the post of Prime Minister to Johanna Sigurdardottir, and resigning as party leader in March.
of the parliamentary group of
2005-09 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group
2006-13 Vice-Chairperson of Vinstrihreyfingarinnar-grŠns frambos KatrÝn Jakobsdˇttir
2007-09 Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group
2013- Party Leader
Minister Education, Science and Culture 2009-16 and charged with forming a government in 2016. (b. 1976-)
2007-09 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of
MP for the Framsˇknarflokkur (Progress Party) 1995-2013 and from 2005 Party Secretary, Minister of Environment and Nordic Cooperation 1999-2004 and Minister of Health and Social Security 2006-07. 2006 candidate for the post of Party Chairperson. Her full name is Bj÷rg Siv Juhlin Fredleifsdottir. (b. 1961-).
2009-11 Chairperson of
the Parliamentary Group of
Vinstrihreyfingin - grŠnt frambo GudfrÝdur
On maternity leave 2010-11.
2009-10 and 2013 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the
Borgarahreyfingarinnar (Hreyfingarinnar) Birgitta Jˇnsdˇttir
2010-11 and 2012-13 Deputy Chair of the Parliamntary Group of Hreyfingarinnar (The Movement)
2011-12 Party Chair of Hreyfingarinnar
2013 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the Hreyfingarinnar
2013-14 and 2015- Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of The Pirate Party
2014-15 Chair of the Pirate Party
Charged with forming a government in 2016.
2009-10 Chairperson of D÷gun MargrÚt Tryggvadˇttir
2010ľ2011 and 2012ľ2013 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group
The English name of the movement/party is Dawn.
2009-10 Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the SjßlfstŠisflokkur Ragnheiur ElÝn ┴rnadˇttir
2010-12 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group
MP from 2007 and Minister of Trade and Industry from 2013. (b. 1967-).
2010-11 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Samfylkingarinnar (Social Alliance) Ůˇrunn Sveinbjarnardˇttir
Minister of Environment 2007-09.
2011 and 2012-13 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Samfylkingarinnar (Social Alliance)
Oddnř G. Hardardˇttir
2013-16 Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group
2016 Party Leader
2016- Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group
Minister of Finance 2011-12
2012-Joint Leader of Samstaa Solidarity Lilja Mˇsesdˇttir
An Icelandic MP until 2013, she founded the party after leaving the Left-Green Movement
2013- Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the Left-Green Movement SvandÝs Svavarsdˇttir
Member of the ReykjavÝk City Council Executive Board 2007-2009 and MP for the Left-Green Movement from 2009 and Minister of the Environment 2009-13. (b. 1964-)
2013- Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of SjßlfstŠisflokksins Ragnheiur RÝkharsdˇttir
Vice-Chairpeson of the Al■ing 2007-13.
2015-16 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Bj÷rt
framtÝ Brynhildur PÚtursdˇttir
2015-16 and 2016- Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Framsˇknarflokkur Ůˇrunn Egilsdˇttir
From First Vice-Chairperson of the Althing 2016
2016- Chair of the Parliamentary Group of Bj÷rt framtÝ Bj÷rt Ëlafsdˇttir
Last update 12.12.16