Thailand Women Leaders

Ven. Mae Chee Sansanee
Founder of Sathira-Dhammasathan

Ven. Mae Chee Sansanee Sthirasuta is a Buddhist nun and the founder of Sathira-Dhammasathan, in Bangkok. The Center, under Ven. Mae Chee Sansanee leadership, believes that Dhamma is sacred, when it can be applied in the normal way of living. We also believe that every human being has the potential to live a life that is free from suffering. We believe that people can be different and that difference should be respected and accepted.

In all her work, Ven. Mae Chee Sansanee uses Dhamma to bring peace, harmony, respect, and an open heart, without discrimination or bias, into the chaotic world of high-power meetings.

Naturally, her compassion, her teachings and her projects caught the attention of organizations in other countries and she has been frequently invited to attend well- known and widely accepted summits in several countries, as the country’s representative of nuns, Buddhist ordained women.

Whenever and wherever Ven. Mae Chee Sansanee goes, she brings with her peace, compassion, and her unconditional love, which shines brightly and touches the hearts of other attendees. Over 10 years, she is Co-Chair for the Global Peace Initiative of Women, an organization committed to engaging in inter-faith dialogue as a means of creating world peace, and dedicated to creating both inner and outer peace and harmony in "hot-spots" around the world. As a message of motherhood, she works to support youth around the world, and as a co-worker with the Global Peace Initiative of Women and the UNDP, worked for the First Global Youth Leadership Summit at the United Nations, New York, USA in 2006.

Sudarat Keyuraphan (1961 - )
Thai Politician

Chairwoman of the Pheu Thai Party's strategic committee, Sudarat Keyuraphan held many positions in the cabinet and served multiple terms as a Member of Parliament. She was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Cooperative in 2006 when her party won over 61% of the vote. She was her party's prime minister candidate in the 2019 Thai general election. and although the party won the most constituency seats, it did not win any party-list seats.

In 2003 she won the Tobacco-Free World Award from WHO and Mental Health Princess Award in supporting Mental health from Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana.