Ministerial role

Minister for Women and Equalities

Responsibilities

The Minister for Women and Equalities has overall responsibility for:

  • policy on women
  • policy on sexual orientation and transgender equality
  • cross-government equality strategy and legislation

Before July 2014, this role was covered by the Minister for Women and the Minister for Equalities.

Current role holder: The Rt Hon Justine Greening

Justine Greening was appointed Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities on 14 July 2016. She was elected Conservative MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields on 5 May 2005.

Education

Justine attended her local comprehensive school in Rotherham, South Yorkshire before going on to study economics at Southampton University. Justine has an MBA from the London Business School.

Career

Justine was a finance manager at Centrica plc before being elected as a Member of Parliament in May 2005. Following her election she was appointed as a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, with responsibility for youth.

As well as being a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, in 2007 she became a Shadow Treasury Minister and in January 2009 became the Shadow Minister for London.

Justine was Economic Secretary to the Treasury from May 2010 to October 2011 and Secretary of State for Transport from October 2011 to September 2012. She served as Secretary of State for International Development from September 2012 until July 2016.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan

    • 2014 to 2016

Policies

  1. Overseas aid effectiveness

Announcements

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  1. Gender Pay Gap Reporting Goes Live

    • News story
  2. UK Commission on the Status of Women - National Statement

    • News story
  3. UK extends women’s rights protections to Bermuda and St Helena

    • News story
  4. UK and private sector to help the world’s poorest women into better jobs

    • News story
  5. Justine Greening MP is new Minister for Women and Equalities

    • News story
  6. Gender Recognition Act review announced in plan for transgender equality

    • Press release
  7. International Women’s Day address: women, peace and security

    • Speech
  8. £80 million to stop violence against women and girls

    • News story
  9. Supporting Women in the Scottish Economy - UK Government response

    • News story
  10. Nicky Morgan: Nowhere left to hide for gender inequality

    • Press release