Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Parliament of Germany Until 1945 the parliament was known as the Reichstag. Since then the German Federal Parliament consists of the Bundesrat/ Federal Council and Bundestag/ Federal Assembly
see East Germany Parliament and
Germany Ministers and
German Reichstag (For certain women with the right of vote in the Richstag until
and Germany Ministers and German Reichstag (For certain women with the right of vote in the Richstag until 1803)
Secretary of the Presidium of the Reichstag Christine Teusch
In 1919 she was member of the Nationalversamlung, 1920-33 of the Reichstag for Zemtrum, 1946-66 member of the Landtag (Assembly) and 1947-54 Minister of Culture in the State of Nordrhein-Westphalen. She lived (1888-1968)
President-by-Age of the Reichstag Clara Zetkin
Communist, Member of the Landrat of Württemberg 1918-20 and Member of the Reichstag 1920-33. She lived (1857-1933)
Bundestag Marie-Elisabeth Lüdders
Former Minister in a State Government and Honorary President of Freie Demokratische Partei, FDP, 1957-61, and lived (1888-1966)
Bundestag Dr. Maria Probst
CDU Member of the Bavarian Landtag 1946-49, of the Federal Assembly 1949-67 and of the European Parliament 1958-66. She lived (1902-67).
Bundestag Liselotte Funcke overnment
Commissioner of Immigration 1981-91. (b. 1918-).
overnment Commissioner of Immigration 1981-91. (b. 1918-).
Bundestag Annemarie Renger
1976-90 Vice-President of the Bundestag
Parliamentary Secretary General of Socialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, SDP (Social Democrats) 1969-72 and her party's Presidential Candidate in 1979. She lived (1919-2008).
Bundestag Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth
Federal Minister of Youth, Family and Health 1984-88. (b. 1937-)
Bundestag Renate Schmidt
Deputy Chairperson of the SPD Faction 1987-90, Chairperson of the SPD of Bayern and Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth 1999-2005.
Bundestag Pastorin Dr. Antje
Spokesperson of the Grüne Faction 1991-94. (b. 1943-).
Bundestag Michaela Geiger 1993-97. She died of cancer, and lived (1943-98).
Parliamentary Secretary of State of International Co-operation 1991-93 and of Defence
1993-97. She died of cancer, and lived (1943-98).
and 2005- Secretary of the Bundesrat Karin Schubert
Minister of Justice of Sachsen-Anhalt 1994-2002 and Deputy Reigning Mayor, Senator of Justice and Mayor of Berlin since 2002. (b. 1944-).
Bundestag Anke Fucks
Former Minister and Parliamentary Secretary General of the SPD. (b. 1937-)
4. Vice-President of the
In 1998 Leading Candidate for PDS (Reformed Communists) by the Land-elections of Sachsen-Anhalt. (b. 1964-)
2002-05 1. Vice-President
2005- 3. Vice-President of the Bundestag
Parliamentary Secretary General of SPD 1998-2002. (b. 1946-).
2003-04 3. Vice-President of
the Bundesrat Heide Simonis
[2005 Designate President of the Bundesrat]
She was Premier of Schleswig-Holstein 1993-2005 until she lost reelection when a member of her own party did not vote for her. Had she been reelected, she would have been the first woman to be President of the Bundesrat 01.11.05-31.10.06, when the post belonged to her state. Instead her male successor became President - and Deputy Head of State. (b. 1943-).
2003-05 Secretary of the Bundesrat Anne Lütkes
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice, Women, Youth and Family in Schleswig-Holstein 2000-05 and Parliamentary Leader of Bündnis 90/Grüne in the Landtag since 2005. (b. 1948-).
2003-? Secretary of the
Bundesrat Dr. Beate Merk
Minister of Justice of Bavaria 2003-13 and Minister of European Affairs and Regional Relations from 2013. (b. 1957-).
Vice-President of the Bundestag Gerda Hasselfeldt
Federal Minister of Urban Planning, Housing and Construction 1989-91, Federal Minister of Health 1991-92 and from 20002 Deputy Chairperson of the CDU/CSU Faction in the Federal Assembly and Chairperson of the CSU Group in the Bundestag from 2011. (b.1951-).
2005-06 5. Vice-President of the
2006-09 6. Vice-President of the Bundestag
2009-13 5. Vice-President of the Bundestag
Parliamentary Secretary General of Bündnis '90/Die Grünen 1998-2002 and 2002-05 Co-Faction Chairperson, Praeses of the synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany 2009-13, joint candidate for the post of Federal Chancellor for the 2013-elections and Joint-Parliamentary Chairperson form 2013. (b. 1966-).
2006-09 5. Vice-President of the Bundestag
2009-13 4. Vice-President of the Bundestag
2013- 5. Vice-President of the Bundestag
Deputy Chairperson of PDS in Berlin 1991-92, Chairperson 1992-2001, Federal Vice-Chairperson 2000-02, Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Faction of PDS in the Bundestag 2000-02 and from 2005 Faction Deputy Leader of Die Linke. (b. 1963-).
2007-16 Secretary of the Bundesrat Angela Kolb-Janssen
Minister of Justice in Sachsen-Anhalt 2006-16 (b. 1963-).
2010-11 President of the
2011-12 1. Vice-President of the Bundesrat
Member of the Landtag of NRW since 2000, Minister of Federal- and European Affairs 2001-05 and Minister of Science and Research in 2005, Parliamentary Leader of the Social Democrats 2005-20, State Chairperson of the party from 2007 and from 2009 Federal Vice-Chairperson and from 2010 Minister President of Nordrhein-Westfalen and as such President of the Council of the States from 01.11.2010 to 31.10.2011. (b. 1961-).
2013- 3. Vice-President
of the Bundestag Edelgard Bulmahn
MP since 1987, Chairperson of SPD in Niedersachsen 1998-2003, Minister of Education and Science 2005-09. (b. 1951-)
2013- 4. Vice-President of the Bundestag Ulla Schmidt
Social Democrat MP since 1990, Minister of Health and Social Security 2001-09. (b. 1949-)
2013- 6. Vice-President of the Bundestag Claudia Roth
MP 1998-2001 and from 2002, Co-Chairperson of Bündnis '90/Die Grünen 2001-02 and 2004-13. (b. 1955-)
2015-16 2. Vice-President of the Bundesrat Malu Dreyer
2017-18 Designate 1. Vice-President
Minister of Social Affairs and Family 2002-13 and Minister-President of Rheinland-Pfalz from 2013. (b. 1961-)
Last update 30.10.16