Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Women)


The Minister for Women has overall responsibility for policy on gender equality.

Current role holder

Baroness Berridge of The Vale of Catmose

Baroness Berridge of The Vale of Catmose was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System at the Department for Education and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Women) at the Department for International Trade on 14 February 2020. She was a Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting) from 29 July 2019 to 19 March 2020.

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Previous holders of this role

  1. Victoria Atkins MP

    2018 to 2020

  2. The Rt Hon Anne Milton

    2017 to 2018

  3. The Rt Hon Baroness Nicky Morgan

    2014 to 2014


  1. Third of FTSE 100 board members now women, but Business Secretary says more needs to be done
  2. Sexual harassment victims to "have their say" on laws designed to protect them
  3. Domestic Abuse Bill 2019: letter from minister to Carolyn Harris MP
  4. £730,000 to boost diversity, wellbeing and skills in maritime
  5. New Women's Business Council to drive progress on closing the gender pay gap
  6. Government announces new Code of Practice to tackle sexual harassment at work
  7. Hampton-Alexander Review speech
  8. £500,000 awarded to organisations helping to tackle causes of the gender pay gap
  9. More than £400,000 awarded to organisations increasing diversity in politics
  10. Victoria Atkins chairs business against slavery forum today