- Member of the European Parliament, Brussels
MA in Economics and History. Formerly: Federal Executive, Free Democrats Party. Since 2004: Member, European Parliament; President, German Free Democratic Party, European Parliament; Deputy Leader, Group of Liberals and Democrats, European Parliament; Chair, High Level Group on Gender Equality and Diversity; Co-Chair, Steering Committee, Group Relations to National Parliaments. Member, Committee of International Trade and Committee of Women's Rights, European Parliament. Author of numerous publications. Recipient of awards including: Woman of the Year (2000); Politician of the Year (2004).