Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Ministers of Argentina/República Argentina
(Female Suffrage 1947/52) Independent from Spain 1816

See also Heads of State and Parliament

1952-55 Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Alejandra Giovarini

1973-74 Minister of Justice Antonia Benitcz

1973-74 Vice-President María Estella Martínez de Perón
1974-76 Executive President and Head of the Government
Isabel Peron was chairperson of Partido Justicial, The Peronist party 1974-85, in Prison 1976-78 and in exile in Spain 1981-93 (b. 1931-)

1989 Minister of External Relations and Religion Susanna Myrta Ruíz Cerutti
2000-02 Vice-chancellor and Secretary of External Relations (Deputy Foreign Minister)
Former Secretary of State of External Relations, 1991-98 Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, 1998-99 to Canada, 1999-2000 Ambassador and Special Representative for South Atlantic Affairs (Falkland Islands/Malvinas). (b. 1940-)

1990-? Subsecretary in the Planning Secretariat of the President for Privatization Maria J.Guaragna

1990-94 Subsecretary for Housing and Environment Ana Maria Mancasola
(No minister in her resKort)

1991-99 Secretary of Environment and National Resources Maria Julia Alsogacy (In Cabinet)
Vice-President of the Defence Committee of the Congress 1988-89, Senator since 1992 and became Co-leader of Unión del Centro Democrátoca Party in 1994, together with among others Adelina Delesio de Viola.

1991-93 Subsecretary of Defence Ana Raquel S. de Kessler
1997-99 Secretary of Small and Middle-Sized Enterprises (In Cabinet)
Second Vice-President of the Bloque Justcialista (Peronists) in the Congress 1993-96, Secretary of the Cabinet of the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers 1996-97.

1991 Subsecretary of Political Action and Human Rights in the Ministry of Interior Claudia Bello
1991-92 Secretary of State in the Office of the President and Secretary of Relations with the Communities
1993-96 Secretary of Public Affairs and National Public Administration
In 1991 she was 3rd. Vice-President of the Municipal Council of Buenos Aires, and since 1996 its 1st Vice-President. (b. 1960-)

1992-93 Subsecretary of Technical Coordination in the Ministry of Education
1993-96 Secretary of Programs and Evaluation in the Ministry of Education
1996-99 Minister of Education and Culture Susana Decibe

1996-97 Subsecretary of Culture, Coordinator General of the Secretary of Culture
1997-99 Secretary of Culture Beatriz Krauthamer de Gutiérrez Walker (In Cabinet)

1997-98 Subsecretary of Interior for Relations with the Society/Community
1998-99 Secretary of Interior for Relations with the Society Norma Hayes (Not in Cabinet)

1997-99 Subsecretary of Education Maria Ines Aguerrondo

1997-99 Subsecretary of Education Hilda Maria Lamez

Circa 1998-99 Subsecretary of External Relations and Cults Ilena di Giovan Battista
She was also Minister-Plenitonary and in charge of International Economic Negotiations in the Ministry.

Circa 1998-99 Subsecretary of Community Assistance in the Ministry of Health and Social Action Dora Wilar de Saráchaga

Circa 1998-1999 Subsecretary of Social Projects Viviana Fridman

Circa 1998-2000 Subsecretary of Human Rights Alicia Pierini

1999-2001 Minister of Social Action and the Environment Graciela Castagnola de Fernández Meijide
2001 Secretary of General Coordination of the Chief of Cabinet
Graciela Fernández Mejide, as she is normally known, was Leader of the Majority in the Congreso 1997-99 (Alianza) 1997-99 3rd. Vice-President of the Congreso. In 1999 she narrowly lost the bid for Governor of Buenos Aires. In 2001 she left the government in protest against the economic policies after only a few days in her new position. (b. 1931-)

1999-2001 Secretary of the Chancellery of the President Beatriz Nogal

1999-2001 Secretary of Social Action María Cecilia Felgueras

1999-2001 Spokesperson of the Cabinet of Ministers María Chimondegui

2000-01 Secretary of Political Affairs in the Ministry of Affairs Nilda Garré
2005-10 Minister of Defence
2010-13 Minister of Security
MP for the Frente Justicialista de Liberación 1973-76 and afterwards active in the fight against the dictatorship, MP again 1995-99, 2000 and 2001-05 and Ambassador to Venezuela in 2005 and to the Organisation of American States from 2013. (b. 1945-).

2000 Secretary of Criminal Policy and Prison Affairs in the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights Patricia Bullrich
2000-01 Minister of Labour and Employment

2000-01 Subsecretary of Human Rights in the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights Diana Beatriz Conti

2000-01 Subsecretary of Industry, Trade and Mines in Ministry of Economy Débora Giogi
2001 Secretary of Commerce in Ministry of Economy

2000-01 Subsecretary of Aero-Commercial Transport in Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing Angela Marina Donatu

2000-01 Subsecretary of Technical Affairs in the Presidency Maria Elena Machinea

2000-01 Subsecretary of Re-Education and Vocational Training by the Chief of Cabinet of Ministers Marta Nieves Barros de Canosa

2000-01 Adjunct Subsecretary General in the Ministry of the Presidency Paola Cocciaglia
2001 Subsecretary of Development and Regional Economic Integration in the Ministry of the Presidency

2000-01 Secretary of Technology, Science and Production Innovation in the Ministry of Education Adriana Victoria Puiggrós

2001-01 Subsecretary of Coordinating Minister of Infrastructure and Housing María Fernanda Marquez Miranda

2001 Subsecretary of Social Affairs and Environment Graciela Z. Rosso

2001-02 Interim Cabinet Member and Secretary of Public Works and Acting Secretary of Communication, Transport, Energy and Mines Graciela Corvalán
Member of the cabinet which was in office from 24.12.01 till 03.01.02 during the short tenure of the interim president Fernando de la Rua Sáa, who already resigned at the 30.01.

2001-02 Interim Cabinet Member and Secretary for Technology, Science and Production Innovation Liliana Isabel Gurdulich de Correa

2001-02 Interim Cabinet Member and President of the National Institute Against Discrimination, Xehophobia and Racism Liliana Judith Scheines

2002-03 Minister of Education, Science and Technology Graciela Giannettasio
She is MP and former General Director of Education of the Province of Buenos Aires.
Vice-Governor and President of the Senate of the State 2003-07. (b. 1950-).

2002 Acting Minister of Social Affairs Hilda González de Duhalde
Married to President Eduardo Duhalde, who was Acting President of Argentina for 15 months.

2002-03 Minister of Labour, Employment and Human Resources Graciela Camaño

2002-03 Minister of Social Development and Environment María Nélida Doga 
2007 Minister of Social Development
Former Minister of the Council of Family and Human Development of the Province of Buenos Aires
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2002-03 Secretary of Family and Human Development Silvia E. Gascón
Not member of the cabinet.

2002-03 Secretary of Social Policies in the Ministry of Social Development and Environment María del Carmen Rezzano

2002-03 Secretary of Human Development and Family in the Ministry of Social Development and Family Edda Evangelina Acuña

2003-05 and 2006- Minister of Social Development Alicia Kirchner Ostić
2013- President of the National Council for the Coordination of Social Policies
Sister of the late President Nestor Kirchner she was a Senator 2005-06. (b.
1946-).

2003-08 Secretary of Interior María Teresa García

2003- Secretary of Labour in the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security Noemí

2003-05 Secretary of Human Development and Family in the Ministry of Social Development Raquel Beatriz Tiramonti

2003-08 Subsecretary of Interior  Silvina Zabala
2008-09 Secretary of the Interior in the Ministry of Interior

2003-? Subsecretary by the Chief of the Cabinet for Institutional Reform and Democratic Development Marta Angélica Oyhanarte

2003-08 Subsecretary of Defence Dra. Gabriela María Rifourcat
Secretary General of the Presidency and Legal Advisor of the Ministry of Defence in 2003- (b. 1956-).

2003-08 Subsecretary of Economy and Production in charge of Consumer's Affairs and Competition Patricia Vaca Narvaja

2003-? Subsecretary of Labour, Employment and Social Security Marta Novick

2003-08 Subsecretary of Health and Environment Claudia Madies

2003-05 Subsecretary of Health and Environment Graciela Zulema Rosso
2005-08 Secretary of Politics, Regulations and Sanitary Relations in the Ministry of Health and Environment

2003-05 and 2011- Subsecretary of Social Development Irma Liliana Paredes Periotti

2004-05
Secretary of Justice in charge of Juridical Politics and Legislative Affairs
María José Rodriguez

2004-09 Subsecretary of Culture Magdalena Faillace

2005-07 Minister of Economy and Production Felisa Miceli
President of the National Bank 2003-05. In 2012 she was sentenced to 4 years in jail for corruption

2005-08 Secretary of Defence in charge of Planning Martha Zilli

2005- Secretary of Justice in the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights Marcela Miriam Losardo

2006-07 Secretary General of the Presidency Alicia ALONSO

2006-07 Secretary of Tourism Claudia García Diamanti

2006-07 Secretary of the Prevention of Drug Addiction and the Fight against Narcotics Mariana Suto Zabaleta

2006-07 Secretary of Culture Verónica Perez

2007- President and Head of the Government Cristina Elisabet Fernández Wilhelm de Kirchner
Member of the Assembly of Santa Cruz 1989-95 and 1. Vice-President of the Assembly in 1990, National Senator 1995-97 and again since 2001, National Deputy 1997-2001. President of the Senate Committee of Contitutional Affairs since 2001. Her husband, Nestor Kirchner was President until 2007. She is mother of 2 children. (b. 1953-).

2007- Secretary of Planning in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Productivity Ruth Ladenheim

2008-09 Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development Romina Picolotti

2008-09 Minister of Production Débora Giorgi
2009- Minister of Industry

2008-09 Health and Environment Graciela Ocaña
Former Congress Member. (b. 1960-)

2008-11 Secretary of Municipal Affairs in the Ministry of Interior Raquel Cecilia Kismer de Olmos
Subsecretary and Secretary in various portfolios in Buenos Aires 1989-1996.

2008-11 Secretary of Administrative and Legal Affairs in the Ministry of Finance and Economy
2011- Secretary of Social Security Ofelia Cédola

2008- Secretary of Social Development for Children, Youth and Family Marcela Paola Vessvessian

2008- Subsecretary of Interior María de Lourdes Giménez

2008- Subsecretary of Science, Technology and Innovation Lidia Rodríguez

2008- Subsecretary of Science, Technology and Innovation María Cristina Cambiaggio

2009- Secretary of National Integration María del Carmen Alarcón

2009-10 Subsecretary for Institutional Reform and Strengthening of Democracy in the Presidency
2009-12 Subsecretary of Justice of Justice and Human Righs Maria Cristina Perceval
Senator 2001-09, Ambassador to the United Nations from 2012.

2009- Subsecretary of Education María R. Almandoz

2010- Secretary of Security for Cooperation with Juridical Powers, Public Ministries and Legislatures Cristina Liliana Caamaño

2010- Subsecretary of Industry Carolina Maurer

2011- Secretary of Economy and Financial Policies for External Commerce Beatriz Paglieri

2011- Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Coordination and International Cooperation Paula Ferraris
Ambassador

2011- Secretary of Foreign Affairs for International Economic Rleations Cecilia Nahón, Ambassador


2011- Secretary of Agriculture, Cattle and Fisheries for Rural Development Carla Campos Bilbao

2011- Subsecretary of Foreign Affairs and Religion Verónica Encinas Esquivel
Ambassador

2011- Subsecretary of Foreign Affairs and Religion María del Carmen Squeff
Ambassador.

2011- Subsecretary of Foreign Affairs and Religion María Agustina Vila
Ambassador

2011- Subsecretary of Defence Mirta Susana Iriondo

2011- Subsecretary of Security Ileana Romina Arduino

2011- Subsecretary of Security Cecilia Laura Ales

2011- Subsecretary of Labour, Employment and Social Security María Susana Novick

2011- Subsecretary of Health Silvia Laura Pérez

2011- Subsecretary of Health Marina Kosacoff

2011- Subsecretary of Social Development Karina Yarochevski

2011- Subsecretary of Social Development Mariana Claudia Sosa

2011- Subsecretary of Justice of Justice and Human Righs Ana Cristina Casal

2011- Subsecretary of Education Mara Brawer

2011- Subsecretay for Coordination in the Presidency Susana Baum

2011- Subsecretary of Culture Marcela Laura Cardillo

2011- Subsecretary of Environment and Sustainable Development Silvia Alicia Révora

2011- Subsecretary of Environment and Sustainable Development Beatriz Domingorena

2011- Subsecretary of Municipal Affairs María de Lourdes Gimenez

2011- Subsecretary of Industry Anastasia Daicich

2011- Subsecretary of Tourism Patricia Vismara

2011- Subsecretary of Economy and Financial Policies for Provincial Relations Nora María Fraccaroli

2012- Subsecretary of Economy and Financial Policies for External Commerce Paula Español

2012- Subsecretary of Economy and Financial Policies for Consumer Protection María Lucila Colombo
Known as Pimpi Colombo

2012- Subsecretary of Foreign Affairs and Religion Cecilia Nahon
Ambassador

2012- Subsecretary of Labour, Employment and Social Security María de los Ángeles Taboada

2012- Subsecretary of Federal Planning, Public Inversion and Services Graciela Oporto

2012- Subsecretary of Justice of Justice and Human Righs Lia Elisabeth Maria

2012- Subsecretary of Education Graciela Lombardi

2012- Subsecretary of Education Laura Valeria Alonso

2012- Subsecretary for Sociocultural Policies in the Presidency Alejandra Blanco

2012- Subsecretary of Tourism Valeria Pellizza

2012- Subsecretary of Security María Cecilia Rodríguez

2012- Subsecretary of Security Patricia Hebe Báez Rocha

2013- Scretary of Social Development for Organisation and Community Communication Inés del Carmen Páez D´Alessandro

2013- Subsecretary of Labour, Employment and Social Security Emilia Eugenia Roca

2013- Spokesperson of the Cabinet of Ministers Juliana Di Tullio
Former Deputy Government Spokesperson

 

Last update 06.06.13