Black Women in Leadership in France: Marie-Luce Penchard Minister of France Overseas

Marie-Luce Penchard was appointed the Minister of France Overseas by French President Sarkozy. She is a Guadeloupean politician aged 50, whose mother, Lucette Michaux-Chevry Senator, was one of the leading figures of RPR in Guadeloupe, and Secretary of State for Francophone.

Madame Penchard was born on 14 February 1959, holds a Master of Economic Sciences, and is an adviser to the presidency of the Republic, and political advisor of the UMP, in charge of the Overseas Territories.