Guide to Women in Leadership
Republic of Mauritius (Female Suffrage 1947) A Dutch Colony 1638-1710, French Colony 1715-1810, British Colony 1810-1968, independence 1968 and a republic 1992
Also see Mauritius Parties
1968-92 Elizabeth the second,
Queen of Mauritius and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the
Queen of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland since 1952
1975-76 Minister of Women's Affairs, Prizes and Consumer's Affairs Radhamanay Roonoosarny
1982-83 Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of Women's Rights and
Family Affairs Shirin
Also known as Ameeruddy-Cziffra, she was the frist female Muslim MP for 15 years, Mayor of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill 1987, Ambassador to France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, UNESCO and the Francophonie 1992-95 and President of both the Conseil Permanent de la Francophonie and the board of the Agence pour la Francophonie 1994-95 and Ombudsperson for Children from 2003.
1983-95 Minister of Women's Affairs and Family Shielabai Bappoo Later Women's Secretary
of the Labour Party of Mauritius. (b. 1961-)
1987-89 Minister of Labour and Industrial Relations (Third in cabinet)
1991-95 Minister of Welfare and Child Development (Fourth in cabinet)
2005-10 Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, Senior Citizens Welfare and Reform Institutions
2010-14 Minister of Equality, Gender Affairs, Child Development and Family
2014- Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research
Normally known as Sheila, she was President of Partie Mouvement Militant Mauricien in 1973, From 1996 Secretary General of Mouvement Socialiste Mauricien, of which she had been a member since 1983.
Later Women's Secretary of the Labour Party of Mauritius. (b. 1961-)
1988-90 Minister of Civil
Service and Employment France Maria Roussetry
From 1996 Ambassador to France and Spain.
1995-2000 Minister for Women, Family Welfare and Child Development Indira Sauitree Tachoor Sidaya
1995-98 Minister of Social Security and National Solidarity Marie-Thérèse Joceline Minerve
1995-2000 Junior Minister
of Urban- and Rural Development Monique Agnès Ohsan-Bellepeau
2012 Acting President
2015 Acting President
of Foreign Affairs, Regional and International Cooperation
2000-05 Minister for Women, Family Welfare and Child Development Marie Arianne Navarre-Marie
MP 1982-83 and again since 1997, She was Vice-Secretary General of Mouvement Militant Mauricien, MMM. In February 2005 she was Acting Foreign Minister. (b. 1961-)
of Regional Administration Anne-Marie Danielle
1995-97 Minister-Delegate of Environment and Quality of Life
2004-05 Parliamentary Private Secretary
President of the District Council of R. Noire 1993-94.
1998-2000 Minister of Youth and Sports Marie Claude Arouff-Parfait
2000 Deputy Government Whip
Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun 2004-05 Minister of Arts
2000-04 Parliamentary Private Secretary
2010-11 Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity and Institutional Reform
2004-05 Minister of Arts
2004-05 Parliamentary Private Secretary Marie Noelle Françoise Labelle
2005-10 Minister of Women's Rights, Child
Development, Family Welfare and Consumer's Protection Indranee Seebun
Mayor of Vacoas/Phoenix en 1997/9, later President of the Council of the District du Nord and MP since 2000.
Private Secretary Kalyanee Bedwantee Juggoo
Deputy Chief Government Whip 2005-08.
2010-11 Minister of Health and the Quality of Life Maya Hanoomanjee
Speaker of the National Assembly from 2014.
2010-14 Junior Minister to the Ministry of Environment Prateebah Koomaree Bholah
Parliamentary Private Secretary Maria Francesca Mireille Martin
2014- Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare Marie-Aurore Marie-Joyce Perraud
2014- Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions Fazila Daureeawoo
2015- President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
Professor of Organic chemistry and Pro-vice-chancellor of the University of Mauritius.
Last update 06.06.15