- Chief Executive Officer, Women in Parliaments Global Forum, Belgium
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. Founder and CEO, Women in Parliaments Global Forum. 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).