Worldwide Guide to Women in
Panamá Local Leaders
Also see Panama Ministers
1977-? Governor Hildaura López, Autonomous Territory of
1982-.... Governor Doris Vargas de Rosas, Province of Panamá
de Cedeño, Herrera
1993 Governor Isaura Rosas Pérez,Povince of Colón
Mayor of Colón in 1991 and appointed Vice-Minister of Labour 2003.
1994 and 1999-2004 Governor Irlena Brown Villalobos, Province
1994-98 Governor Susana Richa Humbert de Torrijos, Province of Panamá
Vice-President of the Asamblea Nacional, 2001-02 and 2006-07.
1994-99 Mayor of Ciudad de Panamá Omaira Judith Correa
2009- Governor of the Province of Panama
Known as Mayín Correa, she was Mayor-Elect of Panama City 1991-93 and Candidate for Vice-President in 1999. (1935-)
1996-98 and 2004-05 Governor Olgalina De Quijada, Colón
1999 President of the Municipal Council Mabia Munos de Ramírez, Circuidad de Panamá
1999-2003 Governor Luciana Peroso de Policani, Colón
1999-2001 Vice-Governor Rafaela de Moreno, Chiriqui
2002-2003 Vice-Governor Ernestina Cury Tejada, Coclé
2003-06 Governor Olga Ríos, Veraguas
Until 2003 Governor Lesbia de Martinez, Darién
2004-09 Governor Isabel Mena de Chiu, Bocas del Toro
Tilila Valdespino, of the
semi-autonomous indigenous distict of
She is the first woman to hold such a post in one of Panama’s semi-autonomous indigenous areas, which includes two non-contiguous districts (Cemaco and Sambu) in parts of Darien province where the roads don't go. The distrct, which was created in 1983, is home to some 17.000 people, mostly Embera with a Wounaan minority. The Embera and Wounaan speak distinct languages of the Chocoan linguistic family, and trace their roots back to the Amazon Basin. By contrast, all of Panama's other indigenous nations speak languages of the Chibchan family, which have their ancient origins on Colombia's central plateau. (b. 1969-).
Circa 2004-08 Governor Juana López, Darién
2006-09 Governor Gladys Elizabeth Bandiera Pittí, Province of
2009 Governor Angelmira Correa, Autonomous Territory of Kuna Yala
2010- Governor Aixa Santamaría, Chiriquí
Vice-governor until 2010. Santamaria is the former manager of the Super 99 supermarkets, in the province of Chiriqui and is a registered
member of the Democratic Change political party.
Last update 20.01,17