Member of the Liberal People's Party who served as Minister for Gender Equality in the Swedish government from 2006 to 2013. She also served as the Minister of Integration from 2006 to 2010 and was first elected a Member of Parliament in 2002.
She attended Uppsala University where she studied law.
She was a member of the board of the Liberal Youth of Sweden from 1996 to 1998 and she is the first person of African descent to be appointed as Minister in the Swedish government.
She was married from 2004 to 2012, and she had twin boys.