Ecuadorian Female Leaders

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Manuela Sáenz
(South American Revolutionary and Spy)
Manuela Sáenz
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Birthdate: December 27, 1795
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador
Died: November 23, 1856

Manuela Sáenz was an Ecuadorian revolutionary who supported women's rights. She received the Order of the Sun, honoring her services in the revolution. Today, she is widely regarded as a feminist symbol of the 19th century. In 2007, the Ecuadorian government honored her with the rank of General.

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Maria Fernanda Espinosa
(Ecuadorian Diplomat and Politician)
Maria Fernanda Espinosa
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Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salamanca, Spain

Maria Fernanda Espinosa is an Ecuadorian diplomat and politician. She is best known for her service as the Minister of Foreign Affairs on two occasions; from January 2007 to December 2007 and again from May 2017 to June 2018. An influential political leader, Maria Fernanda Espinosa also served as the Minister of National Defense from November 2012 to September 2014.

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Rosalía Arteaga
(Ecuador's First Female President)
Rosalía Arteaga
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Birthdate: December 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cuenca, Ecuador

The 39th president of Ecuador, Rosalía Arteaga had been an acting president for a couple of days in 1997 and thus also scripted history as Ecuador’s first woman to hold the post. Initially a lawyer and educator, she stepped into politics as a councilwoman in Cuenca.

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Cynthia Viteri
(Ecuadorian Politician Who is Currently Serving as the Mayor of Mayor of Guayaquil)
Cynthia Viteri
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Birthdate: November 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Cynthia Viteri is an Ecuadorian politician, journalist, and lawyer. She is currently serving as the Mayor of Guayaquil, Ecuador's second-largest city. After starting her career as a public relations manager for lawyer and politician, Jaime Nebot, Cynthia Viteri went on to establish herself as a successful politician. She even competed in the 2006 presidential elections, where she finished fifth.

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Maria Alejandra Vicuna
(Ecuador's 49th Vice President)
Maria Alejandra Vicuna
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Birthdate: February 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Ecuador’s 49th vice-president, Maria Alejandra Vicuna has also led the country as its Minister of Urban Development and Housing. The PAIS Alliance member also co-founded the Ecuadorian Commission on Education, Science, Technology, and Communication. She has also spent a year in prison for receiving money illegally.

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Maria Paula Romo
(Ecuadorian Politician and a Founding Member of a Political Leftist Movement Called 'Ruptura de los 25')
Maria Paula Romo
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Birthdate: June 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

Maria Paula Romo is an Ecuadorian political figure best known for her service as the Minister of Government from 31 August 2018 to 24 November 2020 under President Lenin Moreno. Maria Paula Romo was a founding member of a political leftist movement called Ruptura de los 25, which was responsible for toppling Lucio Gutiérrez's government.

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Gabriela Rivadeneira
(Ecuadorian Politician)
Gabriela Rivadeneira
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Birthdate: July 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

Gabriela Rivadeneira is an Ecuadorian politician who served as the Governor of Imbabura Province from 28 July 2011 to 9 November 2012. She also served as the President of the National Assembly from 2013 to 2017. Gabriela Rivadeneira is also renowned for her cultural activism; she founded a cultural organization called Mirarte in 1998, when she was 14 years old.

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Ivonne Baki
(Ecuadorian Politician and Diplomat)
Ivonne Baki
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Birthdate: February 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Lebanese-origin Ecuadorian politician Ivonne Baki, who is the Ecuadorian ambassador to the US, has previously been Ecuador’s Minister of Industries and Productivity. The Harvard-educated diplomat has also been the President of the Andean Parliament. She is also an artist and painter and has been a UNESCO Dialogue of Civilizations goodwill ambassador.

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Cristina Reyes
(Ecuadorian Lawyer, Politician, and Poet)
Cristina Reyes
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Birthdate: August 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Cristina Reyes is an Ecuadorian lawyer, politician, and poet. She previously served as a member of the Ecuadorian Constituent Assembly from 2007 to 2008, and is currently serving as a member of the National Assembly. As a poet, Cristina Reyes is best known for Travesía, a collection of 62 poems.

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Susana Gonzalez Rosado
(Ecuadorian Politician and Journalist)
Susana Gonzalez Rosado
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Birthdate: March 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Ecuadorian politician and the Prefect of Guayas Province, Susana Gonzalez Rosado has also been a well-known journalist. The Social Christian Party member has also served as a Member of the National Assembly of Ecuador and as the municipal councilor of Guayaquil. She is married to Spanish entrepreneur Antonio Sola Ortigosa.

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Janet Hinostroza
(Award-Winning Ecuadorian TV Journalist and Anchor)
Janet Hinostroza
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Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

A prominent Ecuadorian TV journalist and host, Janet Hinostroza has gained fame for her shows 30 Plus and La Mañana de 24 Horas. She specializes in investigative journalism. A CPJ International Press Freedom Award winner, she is also a popular face on Colombian TV and manages a production company, too.