Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Netherlands Parties

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Eerste Kamer is the First Chamber
Tweede Kamer is the Second Chamber

1909-? Treasurer of the Communist Party of the Netherlands, CPN,  Maria Mensing

1922-25 Chairperson of the Faction of Liberale Partij in the Tweede Kamer Mr. E.C. van Dorp
Elisabeth Carolina (Lizzy) was the only MP for the party, and lived (1872-1945). She died in a consentration camp in Indonesia.

1922-42 Secretary of the Faction of V.D.B Mr. B. Bakker Nort
She was member of the Tweede Kamer 1922-42, and lived (1876-1946).

1925-31 Secretary of Partij van der Arbeid, PvdA (Labour) Mr. A.E. Ribbius
Later she was governor and member of Raad van State

1939-41 Secretary of the Faction of C.H.U Mr. C.F. Barones Mackay-Katz
C.H.U. is the Christian Historical Union, and she lived (1885-1963).

1948-63 Secretary of the Faction of C.H.U. in the Tweede Kamer
1963-71 Vice-Faction Chairperson
1968 Acting Faction Chairperson
Jonkvrouwe Mr. Ch.W.I. Wttwael van Stoetwegen
Vice Chairperson of the Second Chamber 1967-71.
She lived (1901-86).

1960-66 and 1967-69 Faction Chairperson of the Communist Party (CPN) in Eerste Kamer H.J. van Ommeren-Averink
Annie was member of the First Chamber 1957-66 and of the Second Chamber 1966-67, and lived (1913-91).

1963-71 Secretary of the Faction of K.V.P in the Tweede Kamer G.S.H.M. Kok 
1968-71 Vice-Chairperson of the Party
Truus (b. 1922-).

1966-79 Vice-Chairperson of Katolieke Volkspartij (Catholic People's Party) Mechtild de Jong

1967-72 Secretary of the D'66 Faction in the Tweede Kamer Mr. A.M. Goudsmit
Deputy Member of the Presidium 1969-71 and 1972-74 Vice Chairperson of the Tweede Kamber 1971-72. (b. 1933-).

1969-75 Chairperson of Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Demokratie, VVD (People's Party for Freedom and Democracy) H.V van Someren-Douwer
1975-77 Treasurer of VVD
1976-80 (†) Faction Chairperson in Eerste Kamer
Haya Victoria was Member of the Second Chamber 1959-68 and to first woman to give birth to a child during her tenure in the parliament - in 1965. Deputy Member of the Presidium of the Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal 1967-68. She lived (1926-80).


1969-71 Second Secretary of the Faction of A.R.P. in the Tweede Kamer J. van Leeuwen
1971 Faction Secretary  in the Tweede Kamer
1971-77 Vice-Faction Chairperson of A.R.P in the Eerste Kamer
A.R.P was the Anti Revolutionary Party which became part of C.D.A. in 1980.

1971-72 Second Vice-Chairperson of P.v.d.A. Ien van den Heuvel-de Blank
1972-74 First Second Vice-Chairperson of P.v.d.A.
1974-75 Acting Chairperson 
1975-79 Chairperson
Member of the Second Chamber 1974-79, Member of the European Parliament and Vice-President of the Socialist Group 1979-89. (b. 1972-).

1971-73 Chairperson of D'66 R.E. van de Scheer-van Essen

1971-73 Secretary of the D'66 Faction in the Eerste Kamer 
1973-74 Faction Chairperson Drs. P.C.J. Wassen-van Schaveren

1972-73 Vice-Chairperson of P.P.R. D.A.Th. van der Heem-Wagemakers
1973-77 Secretary of the Faction of P.P.R of the Tweede Kamer

1972 Vice-Chairperson of PPR, (Politieke Partij Radikalen) Dilia van der Heem-Wagemakers
1973-77 Secretary of the Fraction in the Second Chamber

1973-74 Vice-Chairperson of Politike Partij Radikalen R.M.B.C. Beckers-de Bruijn
1974-76 Vice-Chairperson of P.P.R. 
1977-89 Political Leader and Faction Chairperson of P.P.R in Tweede Kamer
1989-93 Political Leader and Faction Chairperson of GroenLinks in Tweede Kamer
Ria de Bruijn was lijsttrekker  - the Leading Candidate - for P.P.R. at the parliamentary elections in 1977, 1981 and 1982 as the first woman, and also Leading Candidate for GroenLinks (Green Left) in 1986 and 1989. She lived (1938-2006).

1973-77 Vice-chairperson of the Faction of Anti-Revolutionaire Partij (ARP) in the Tweede Kamer Hannie van Leeuven
She was Member of the Second Chamber 1966-78 and of the First Chamber from 1995. (b.
1926-)

Circa 1976-77 Second Faction Secretary of K.V.P G.M.P. Cornelissen

1976-77 Treasurer of the P.v.d.A Faction in the Tweede Kamer Drs. M. Epema-Brugman
1982-82 Second Faction Vice-Chairperson

1978-80 Vice-Chairperson of C.D.A. Junkvrouwe Mr. J.J.M.S. Leyten-de Wijkerslooth de Weerdesteyn
She was Member of the Raad van State 1987-2002.

Until 1980 Vice-Chairperson of CHU Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker
She played an inportant role in the creation of CDA as a fusion of a number of Christian parties

Circa 1980 Chairperson of VVD F. Korthaes-Alters
Later Minister

1982-86 Faction Chairperson of C.P.N in Tweede Kamer Ina Brouwer
1982-91 Political Leader of C.P.N
1989-94 Vice-Faction Chairperson of GroenLinks in the Tweede Kamer
1998-99 Party Chairperson of GroenLinks i
Ina was Lijsttrekker - Head of the List of Candidates of C.P.N for the elections in 1982 and 1986 and in 1994 for GroenLinks. 1989-94 she was also 7. Vice-Chairperson of the Tweede Kamer. (b. 1950-)

1982-86 Faction Chairperson of Evangelisch Volkspartij (Evangelical people's Party) in Tweede Kamer C. Ubels-Veen
Cathy was the only MP for the party. (b. 1928-).

1982-90 Chairperson of the Communistiche Partij Nederlands E. Izeboud

1982-90 Secretary of the Faction of D'66 in the Eerste Kamer J.L.E.M.W.R.R. Tiesinga-Autsema

Until 1984 Vice-Chairperson of C.H.U. Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker
1984-86 Vice-Chairperson of C.D.A. 
The Catholic Historical Union joined C.D.A. 

1984-87 Vice-Chairperson of the Faction of P.S.P. in the Eerste Kamer 
1987-88 Faction Chairperson Drs. T.E.M. van Leeuwen

1985-88 Chairperson of Politieke Partij Radikalen Janneke van der Plaat

1985-89 Faction Chairperson of P.S.P. in the Tweede Kamer Drs. A.Ch. van Es
Andre was
Lijsttrekker - Leading Candidate - of Pacifistic Socialist Party 1986.(b. 1953-).

1985-89 Vice-Chairperson of the Politically Leadership of D'66 Olga Scheltema-de Nie
1986-89 Acting Chairperson of D'66
She was 3. Under-Chairperson of the  Tweede Kamer 1995-98.

1986-90 Faction Chairperson of CPN in Eerste Kamer F. Bolding
1989-93 Faction Chaiman of Groen Links in Eerste Kamer
1993-? Logo-Faction Chairperson

1986-88 Faction Chairperson of Pacifistische Socialistische Partij, PSP (Socialist Pacifist Party) in Eerste Kamer Drs. T.E.M. van Leeuwen

Circa 1986 Vice-Chairperson of D'66 S. van der Loo-de Steenwinkel
1986-88 Party Chairperson

1986-ca.91 Party Secretary of Evangelical People's Pary Gudrun Gutowski

1987-91 Vice-Chairperson of PvdA Annemarie Goedemakers

1987-90 Faction Chairperson of C.P.N. in the Eerste Kamer F. Bolding
1989 First Spokesperson of C.P.N., P.S.P. and P.P.R in the Eerste Kamer
1990-91 Faction Chairperson of  GroenLinks in the Eerste Kamer
1991-95 Vice-Faction Chairperson of  GroenLinks in the Eerste Kamer

Circa 1987 Vice-Faction Chairperson and Treasurer of Christielijk Demokratisch Appell, CDA (Christian Democrat Appel) in Eerste Kamer Fransje M. Roscam Abbing-Bos

1987-91 Chairperson of PvdA Marjanne Zint

1987-90 Treasurer of C.D.A in the Eerste Kamer Dra. A.C. Grol-Overling
1991-95 Vice-Faction Chairperson of CDA in the Eerste Kamer

1988-89 Secretary of the PvdA Faction in Tweede Kamer Elske ter Veld
1999-2003 Secretary of the PvdA Faction in Eerste Kamer
Former State Secretary

1989-94 Vice-Chairperson of CDA P.C. (Tineke) Lodders-Elfferic
1994-95 Acting Chairperson

1989 Party Secretary of PvdA A.A.M. Vliegenhout
Circa 1994 Vice-Faction Chairperson Tweede Kamer
Later Secretary of State.

1990-94 Chairperson of Groen Links Marijke Vos
2002-05 Vice-Faction Chairperson Tweede Kamer
From 1998 Member of the Presidium of the Chamber and 2006-10 Alderman in charge of Environment in Amsterdam.

1990-91 Chairperson of the Communistiche Partij Nederlands T. Divendal  

1990-99 Secretary of the D'66 Faction in the Eerste Kamer H.M. Gelderblom-Lenkhout

1990-94 Vice-Chairperson of D66 M.J. Augusteijn-Esser
Marijke was MP from 1994.

1991-95 Vice-Faction Chairperson of  P.v.d.A. in the Eerste Kamer M.J.C.A. Ermen

1991-94 Chairperson of VVD E.J.J.E. van Leeuwen-Schuet
Everdina Jacoba Johanna Elisabeth (Dian)  was member of the First Chamber 1991-95.

Circa 1992 Chairperson of P.P.R Janeke van der Plaat

1992-95 Secretary of the C.D.A. Faction in the Eerste Kamer Mr. Th.C.H.M. Huberts-Fokkelman

1993 Chairperson of Groen Partij Kirsten Kuipers
1994-... Leader of the party

1994-95 and 1998-99 Leader of Groen Links M. Brouwer

1994-95 Vice-Faction Chairperson of D66 in the Tweede Kamer Drs. L.S. Groenman
Louise was former Faction Secretary and 3. Underchairperson of the Chamber 1989-95.
(b. 1940-)

Circa 1994 Faction Chairperson of D'66 in Tweede Kamer M. Terwiel

1994-98 Secretary of the Faction of Reformatorische Politieke Federatie A. Rouvoet

1994-95 Faction Chairperson of Agemeen Ouderen Vorbond, AOV 
1995-98 Faction Chairperson of Nijpels Groep H.M. (Jet) Nijpels-Hezemans
Leading Candidate for A.O.V (General Union of Elderly People) in the 1994 elections and for Senioren 2000 in 1998.

1994-97 Vice-Faction Chairperson of CDA in Eerste Kamer Drs. A.C. Grol-Overling

1994-96 Vice-Faction Chairperson of PvdA in Eerste Kamer M.J.C.A. Ermen

1994-98 Vice-Faction Chairperson of GroenLinks in the Tweede Kamer Drs. L. Spikes
1994-98 Faction Secretary of GroenLinks
Leoni was Member of the Presidium of the Sceond Chamber 1995-98.

Ca.1994-98 Secretary of the CDA Faction in Tweede Kamer M.J.A. van der Hoeven
1998 and 2002 Vice-Faction Chairperson
She was Vice-Chairperson of the Tweede Kamer 1997-98 and 1998-2002. Minister of Education 2002-07 and of Economic Affairs from 2007.

1994-98 Vice-Faction Chairperson of PvdA in Tweede Kamer Karin Adelmund
1997-98 Party Chairperson
State Secretary in the Government 1998-2002. She lived (1949-2005).

1994-99 Vice-Faction Chairperson of VVD in Eerste kamer
1999-2005 Chairperson of the Faction N.H. van den Broek-Laman Trip
Acting Governor of Gelderland 1990-91.

1994-98 Party Secretary of Centrum-Democraten (CD) W.B. Schuurman
Wil was the second in command of the party.

1995-2001 1. Vice-chairperson of PvdA Mariëtte Hamer
2000-01 Acting Chairperson of PvdA 
2004-06 Secretary of the Parliamentary Faction
2006-08 Deputy Parliamentary Leader
2008 Acting Parliamentary Leader
2008-10 Parliamentary Leader
2010- Secretary of the Faction

MP from 1998. (b. 1958-).

1995-96 Secretary of the PvdA Faction in the Eerste Kamer Drs. M.F.R. (Ria) Jaarsma
1996-98 Vice-Chairperson of the Faction
1998-99 Faction Chairperson

1995-99 Secretary of the Faction of  C.D.A. in the Eerste Kamer M. Luimstra-Albeda

1995-98 Secretary of the Faction Groep-Nijpels in the  Tweede Kamer E.G. Aiking-van Wageningen
She was deputy Member of the Presidium of the Second Chamber in 1996. (b. 1928-).

1996-98 Secretary of the Faction of D66 Francine Ch. Giske
2002-03 Vice-Chairperson of the Faction
Vice-Chairperson of the Tweede Kamer 1998-2002.


1997-98 Vice-Faction Chairperson of the PvdA in Tweede Kamer A.M. Vliegenhart
From 1998 State Secretary.

Circa 1997-98 Vice-Faction Chairperson of CDA in Tweede Kamer A. Doeman-Pel
Vice-President of the Kamer 1990-97. In 1996 a majority of the MPs wanted her to become Chairperson of the Chamber, but the CDA-Faction named a man.
(b. 1932-)

1998 Leader of D'66 dr. Els Borst-Eilers
She has been Minister of Health since 1994 and Vice-Premier since 1998. She was the First Candidate for the 1998 elections and Leader of the Party a post she resigned after the formation of the government in order to secure a change of generations. She lived (1932-2014).

1998-? Vice-Chairperson of VVD Sari van Heemskerck Pillis-Duvekot

1998-2001 Vice-Faction Chairperson CDA drs. (Ank) A.Th.B. Bijleveld-Schouten
MP 1989-2001. (b. 1962-)

1998-2009 Secretary of the Faction of the Socialistische Partij in the Tweede Kamer
2010 Political and Parliamentary Leader Dr. Agnes Kant
Also Member of the Presididum of the Chamber and Vice-Parliament President from 2006-08. (b. 1967-).

1998 Secretary of the Faction of the PvdA in Eerste Kamer Dr. Gertje Lycklama ŕ Nijeholt
1999-2003 Faction Chairperson
She was Vice-Chairperson of the Eerste Kamer 1998-99 (as the first woman ever).

1998-2002 Secretary of the Faction of the CDA in Eerste Kamer Miinie Luimstra-Albeda

1998-98 Secretary of the Faction of the PvdA in Tweede Kamer M.M. van Zuijlen

1998-2002 Secretary of the Faction of the PvdA in Tweede Kamer J.C.E. Belifante

1999-2000 Chairperson of PvdA Marijke van Hees

1999-2003 Party Chairperson of GroenLinks Mirjam de Rijke
2003-04 Deputy Parliamentary Leader in the Eerste Kamer

1999 Secretary of the Faction of the D'66 in Eerste Kamer Mr. Winnie Sorgendrager
Former Minister of Justice.

1999-2001 Secretary of the Faction of the CDA in Eerste Kamer
2001-03 Chairperson Mr. Y.E.M.A. Timmerman-Buck
Yvonne Timmerman was Chairperson of the First Chamber 2003-09 and Member of the Council of State from 2009. (b. 1956-).

1999-2002 Faction Secretary of GroenLinks in the Eerste Kamer J.H. Zwerver

2002 Acting Chairperson of the Faction PvdA Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven
2002 Acting Party Leader

2002-04 Vice-Chairperson of the Faction
MP for PvdA 1982-2004 and Chairperson of the Tweede Kamer der Staten Generaal 1998-2002. She lost the elections for party leader in November 2002.
and from 2004 Commissioner in the Provincial Government of Zuid-Holland. (b. 1943-)  

2002-07 Chairperson of the CDA Marja van Bijsterveldt
Reelected in 2006 for the period until 2010. State Secretary of Education from 2007.

2002- 2. Vice-Chairperson of the CDA Liane Dekker

2002-03 Leader of the Faction of Groep-De Jong Winny de Jong
She formed her own Faction together with another MP after they were excluded from the Lijst Pim Fortuyn, LPF.

2002 Vice-Faction Chairperson of GroenLinks in the Tweede Kamer Femke Halsema
2002-10 Faction Chairperson and Party Leader
(b. 1966-)

2002-07 Deputy Chairperson of the CDA Faction Gerda Verburg
Also 1. Vice-Chairperson of the Tweede Kamer. Minister of Agriculture from 2007.

2002-04 Secretary of the PvdA Faction of the Tweede Kamer Sharon Dijksma
2004-07 Vice-Chairperson of the Faction
Also 3. Vice-Chairperson of the Chamber. State Secretary of Education from 2007. (b. 1971-)

200
2-03 Leader of Leefbar Nederland H.M.G.J. van de Linde
Haitske
was Lijsttrekker of the Party 2001-03, but the party did not enter the parliament in 2003. (b. 1980-)

2002- Vice-Faction Chairperson of CDA in Eerste Kamer Hannie van Leeuwen
(b. 1926-)

2002-03 Vice-Faction Chairperson of the Eerste Kamer of GroenLinks Mr. D.J.B. de Wolff
2003- Faction Chairperson
of the Eerste Kamer of GroenLinks
Normally known as Diana de Wolff

2003-06 Deputy Chairperson of the D66 Faction of the Tweede Kamer L.W.S.A.L.B. van der Laan
2006 Chairperson of the Faction
2006 Political Leader (February-June)
Lousewies was elected to the Parliament 2003 after some years in the European Parliament. Candidate for the post of Party-Leader in 2006, and not a candidate for the November-elections. (b. 1966-).

2003-10 Chairperson of the Partij voor de Dieren Marianne Thieme
2003- Party Leader
2006- Chairperson of the Faction
An animal rights activst and the party's chief candidate for the parliamentary elections in 2003, for the European Parliament in 2004. (b. 1972-)

2003- Vice-Faction Chairperson of the Eerste Kamer of PvdA drs. M.Y. Linthorst
Former Secretary of the Faction.

2003-06 Vice-Chairperson of the VVD Faction in the Twede Kamer Bibi de Vries

2005- Secretary of the VVD Faction in the Eerste Kamer Heleen Dupuis

2006- Vice-Chairperson of GroenLinks Nevin Özütok
2006 Acting Chairperson

2006-10 Vice-Chairperson of the VVD Faction in the Twede Kamer Edith Schippers
Minister of Health from 2010.

2007-10
Vice-Chairperson of the CDA Faction in the Twede Kamer Liesbeth Spies

2007- Vice-Chairperson of the Partij voor Vrijheid (PVV) Faction in the Twede Kamer Fleur Agema

2007- Vice-Chairperson of the Socialistische Partij (SP) Faction in the Eerste Kamer Tineke Slagter-Roukema

2007- Chairperson of PvdA
Lilianne Ploumen
Held a number of party internal posts. (b. 1962-).

2007- Chairperson of D66 Ingrid van Engelshoven

2007-10 Parliamentary Leader and Founding Chairperson of Trots op Nederland Rita Verdonk
The former Minister of Intergration was banned from the VVD-faction in the Second Chamber in the begining of 2007 and later left the party all together and founded her own movement/party - 'Proud of the Netherlands'.

2010 Interim Acting Chairperson of CDA Renate Westerlaken
Took over because the former Acting Chair became State Secretary.

2010-11 Acting Chairperson of CDA Liesbeth Spies
MP 2002-10 and former Vice-Chairperson of the CDA Faction and Candidate for the leadership in 2012.

2011- Chairperson of CDA Ruth Peetom
2011-12 Joint Party Leader
Priest in Groningen. She was joint leader with two men after the resignation of the party leader in April. (b. 1967-)

2010- Vice-Chairperson of the VVD Faction in the Twede Kamer Anouchka van Miltenburg

2010- Vice-Chairperson of the CDA Faction in the Twede Kamer Mirjam Sterk

2010-12 Party Leader and Chairperson of the Parliamentary Faction of GroenLinks Jolande Sap
Johanna Catharina Maria Sap was MP 2007-12. (b 1963-)

2011- Chairperson of the PvdA Faction in the Eerste Kamer Marleen Barth

2012 Chairperson of GroenLinks Heleen Weening

2012-13 Acting Chairperson of GroenLinks Dineke Oldenhof
As Vice-Chair she took over the management after her predecsssor resigned.

2015- Chairperson of GroenLinks Marjolein Meijer

2016- Leader of the Piratenpartij Ancilla van de Leest

2016- Leader of Artikel 1 Sylvana Simons

 

Last update 17.02.17