Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Mexico Local Leaders
Also see Mexico Ministers
1922 President of Municipal Council Rosa Torres, Merida (in Yucatan, where women had suffrage 1922-24)
1947 Mayor Maria Elena Ramirez of ?
1977 President of the State Legislature Prof. Beatriz Elena Paredes Rangel,
1986-92 Governor of the State
1979-85 Governor Griselda
Álvarez Ponce de León, Colima
Daughter of Manuel Álvarez, who was the first governor of the province 1919-23. She lived (1913-2009)
1982 President of the Chamber of Deputies Marcela Gonzales Salas Pericioli. 1982-85 Mayor in Charge of Budget of Mexico City
1982 Attorney General Victoria Adato de Ibarna, The Federal District
1986 President of Congreso del Estato Graciela Larios Riva, Colima
1991 Acting Governor Martha Irena Lara Alatorre, Chihuahua
She was Secretary of Internal Affairs 1986-92 of the State, and 1992-97 Ambassador in the Foreign Ministry, since 1997 Senator and Vice-President of the Parliament del Latino Americana
1991-93 Governor Dulce María Saurin Rianico, Yucatán
1999 President of the Parliament of the State
1996-2000 President of the Grand Commission of the Congress of the State Mercedes del Carmen Guillén Vincente, Tamaulipas
1996-2000 President of the Grand Commission of the Congress of the State Mirna Ester Hoysos Schlamme, Estado de Yucatán
Mayor Rosario Robles Berlanga, Mexico City
She had been Secretary of Interior for some years when she succeeded the former Mayor, and also became Chief of the Department of the Federal District in the Federal Government.
1999 President of Parliament Catalina A. Arenas Corona, Tlaxcala
2000 President of Congreso del Estato Laura Avela Bocanegra Quiroz, Estado de Morelos
2000 President of Congreso del Estato J. Isabel Campos Ochoa, Estado de Nayarit (Male/Female?!)
2000 President of Congreso del Estato Federica Sada, Estado de Nuevo León
2000 President of Congreso del Estato Patricia Varrera Orea, Estado de Querétaro
2000 President of the Legislative Assembly Angeles Correa de Lucio, Federal District
2004-10 Governor Amalia Garcia
Member of the Democratic Revolution Party, PRD.
2004-? Governor Sara Holguín Negrete of the
Indigenas Zone in Guachochi
Appointed by the Federal Government as head of one of the new autonomous municipalities made up by the indigenous communities within an area defined by zapatista influence. The communities of an indigenous zone or area are the ones who decide, at an assembly of all their members, whether or not they will belong to the autonomous municipality.
2005-? Governor Rosario Guerra Chaparro, Tónachi
She is one of the leaders of the 4 ethnic groups of the Tarahumara Mountain range.
2006-? Governor Julia Gastélum Escalante, The Indigenous Community of Mochicahui
Known as Gobernadora Tradicional
2007-Governor Ivonne Ortega Pacheco, Yucatán
Secretary of the Permanent Commission of the Mexican Congress 2005-06.
Last update 20.01.17