Woman Ministers and Woman Heads of Government

Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership




1917-18 Head of the Government and People's Commissioner for Internal Affairs Evheniya Bohdanivna Bosch, Ukraine 1917 Peoples' Commissar of Social Affairs Aleksandra Michailovna Kollontaj1917 Peoples' Commissar of Social Affairs Aleksandra Michailovna Kollontaj, Russia1924-26 Minister of Education Nina Bang, Denmark1924 Parliamentary Secretary of State of Labour and 1929-31 Minister of Employment t. Hon. Margaret Bondsfield, United Kingdom1945-49 Member of the People's Government Council, 1949-54 Deputy Leader of the Executive and Legislative Power in the Council of Ministerl Cai Chang, China1949-56 Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, 1956-64 Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1969-74 Prime Minister Golda Meïr, Israel
1971 Minister of Health, 1992-94 State Minister by the Premier Minister (Women and Family Affairs) Dr. Türkan Akyol, Turkey1975-78 Minister of Culture and Education, 1978-80 Minister of Education, Social  Affairs and Culture and 1980-91 President of Assembleia Popular Nacional  Alda Neves da Graça do Espirito Santo, Sao Tome e Principe
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Women Leaders
Currently in office

Women State Leaders and Women rulers throughout the ages

Women Ministers and Female Heads
of Government


Women Chairs of Parliaments and Parliament Presidiums 
by country


Women Party Leaders 
- by country


Women Local Leaders

Women Presidential 


Women Ambassadors

Women Clergy and Ecclesiastical Territories


Female ministers by country - A-Z
Woman ministers in all the countries in the world

Woman Premier Ministers

Female Prime Ministers
and other
Heads of Government
Chronological list

Female Vice Prime Ministers
Chronological list

Female Foreign Ministers
Chronological list

Female ministers of Defence and of Security
Chronological list

Female Finance Ministers
Chronological list

Other female ministers

Chronological List of
irst female ministers

Situation of female members
of governments
in in 2012

Chronolgy of Women's Suffrage

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Women Police
and Military Chiefs

Woman Leaders in Denmark