Inger Segelström was born on 25 February 1952 in Stockholm. She got a Law degree in 1979. She started her professional career with AFS International Education (1977-1978). Then, she was a Research assistant, principal executive officer, Labour Market Board (1979-1984). She was appointed Commissioner's assistant secretary, finance department Stockholm City Hall (1984-1987). Inger Segelström became Head of administration, Stockholm University students' union (1987-1990). She was Environment secretary, association of local authorities, Stockholm County (1990-1994). Her public career started when she became Chairwoman of the foundation/association Alla Kvinnors Hus (All Women's House) (1980-1984). She was appointed substitute member of Stockholm County Council (1988). Inger Segelström was Member of the staff committee, Stockholm County Council (1989-1991). Then she was Member of the Stockholm County Administrative Board (1992-1994). She was elected Member of the Swedish Parliament (1994-2004). She is Chairwoman of the Council on Media Violence (since 2003). She was Chairwoman of the Swedish Social Democratic Women's Federation (1995-2003). She was elected as an MEP in 2004. Inger Segelström is Head of Swedish Social Democratic Party delegation in the European Parliament (since 2004). During the 2004-09 term, she was an MEP in the European Parliamen and the Head of Swedish Social Democratic Party delegation.