Our Conversationists

Afke Schaart

Senior Vice President and Head of Global Impact, Huawei

Agnes Zani

Member of the Senate, Senate of the Parliament, Kenya

Agostina Pechi

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs and Co. and Head of EM, Latin America

Alenka Jeraj

Member of Parliament, National Assembly, Republic of Slovenia

Andrea Wilson

Transformation Leader and Equality Activist, Women’s Equality Party

Anima Anandkumar

Director, Artificial Intelligence Research and Professor, NVIDIA and Caltech

Anino Emuwa

Associate Professor; Founder, PayAnalytics; Founder and Managing Director, Avandis Consulting

Annita Demetriou

President, House of Representatives, Cyprus and WPL Country Ambassador, Cyprus

April Rinne

Founder and Chief Change Navigator, April Worldwide

Arancha González Laya

Minister, Foreign Affairs (2020-2021), Assistant Secretary-General, UN (2013-2021), Member, GWL Voices

Baillie Aaron

Coach; Poet; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Baillie Aaron Consulting

Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash

Senior Prevention Specialist, The Independent Integrity Unit and Manager, Green Climate Fund and State Secretary, Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs, Mongolia (2012-2016)

Beatrice Aber

Member of Parliament, Transitional National Legislative Assembly

Bogolo Kenewendo

Minister, Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana (2018-2020); Member, National Assembly, Republic of Botswana (2016-2019); Member, G7 Equality Advisory Council; WPL Special Envoy to G7 and G20

Bugewa Apampa

Dean, Office for Institutional Equity, University of East London

Chong Eng

State Minister, Women, Family Development and Gender Inclusiveness, Penang State Government

Diana Marrero

Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, Foreign Policy

Dirk Luyten

Founder, INSEAD Gender Research Fund and a Member, Exco, Global Women in Business Club

Domani Dore

First Parliamentary Secretary (2020-2021), Guinée Audacieuse

Dominik Weh

Partner and Co-Lead, Oliver Wyman’s Public Sector and Policy Practice, Europe

Elizabeth Isele

Founder and CEO, Global Institute of Experienced Entrepreneurship (GIEE)

Ellen Calmon

Secretary, Board, Icelandic Women’s Rights Association

Elza Pais

Member of Parliament, Assembleia da República

Enora Fournier

MSc Student in Gender, Development and Globalisation, London School of Economics

Eva Madjiboj

Authority, Advancement of the Status of Women and Managing Director, Minister for Social Equality

Eva Wong

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Borrowell

Evelyn Regner

Member, European Parliament; Chair, FEMM Committee; WPL Country Ambassador, European Parliament

Felicia Knaul

Director and Professor, University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas

Flavia Bustreo

Chair, Governance and Ethics Committee Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Vice-Chair, Board, PMNCH, Botnar Foundation

Gwen Young

Chief Operating Officer, Women Business Collaborative

Hanna Kristjánsdóttir

Senior Adviser, Women’s Leadership, UN Women and Chair of the Board, Reykjavík Global Forum Women Leaders

Hicran Huseynova

Chair of the Committee, Family and Women’s and Children’s Affairs, Milli Majlis, Republic of Azerbaijan

Inbar Chen-Meiri

Authority, Advancement of the Status of Women and International and Governmental Relations Coordinator, The Minister for Social Equality

Ingrid Leary

Member of the Parliament, New Zealand and WPL Country Ambassador, Parliament New Zealand

Iryna Gerashchenko

Member of Parliament, Ukraine and Co-Head, European Solidarity Faction, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Iva Dimic

Member of Parliament, National Assembly, Republic of Slovenia

Iyore Olaye

Engineer, Innovator and Philanthropist, IyoreNoelle INC

Jean Guo

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Konexio

Julia Spencer

Associate Vice President, Global Vaccine Public Policy, Partnerships and Government Affairs, Merck

Karin Jiroflée

Member, Belgian House of Representatives and WPL Country Ambassador, Belgium

Karina Radchenko

Founder and SDGs Ambassador, Partnership for Advancing Innovative Sustainability, 100 Words for Peace

Katja Iversen

Executive Advisor, Author and Gender Equality Advocate, KI Partners

Katja Nagel

Founder and Managing Director, Global Organizational Integrity Institute (GOII)

Kerry Gibson

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Engagement, ZiphyCare

Konul Nurullayeva

Member, Milli Mejlis, Azerbaijan and WPL Country Ambassador, National Assembly of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Lina Lopes

Member of Parliament and WPL Country Ambassador, Assembleia da República

Linnéa Engström

Programme Director, Marine Stewardship Council, Baltic Sea Region and Scandinavia

Lopa Banerjee

Executive Coordinator, Generation Equality and Director, Civil Society Division, UN Women

Lynn Taylor

Senior Vice President and Head, Global Healthcare Government and Public Affairs, EMD Serono

Malado Kaba

Chair and Founder, Falémé Advisory, Authority for the Regulation of Electricity and Water Utilities (AREE)

Maleeka Bokhari

Member, National Assembly and Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice of National Assembly, Pakistan

Manira Alva

Vice President, Political and Civic Engagement, Vital Voices Global Partnership

Marcela Hawn

Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Centene Corporation

Margret Bjarnadottir

Associate professor of Management Science and Statistics, University of Maryland and Founder, PayAnalytics

María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés

President, 73rd Session, General Assembly, United Nations (2018-2019); Minister, Foreign Affairs of Ecuador (2017-2018, 2007); Minister, National Defense of Ecuador (2012-2014); Member and consultant, GWL Voices

Mariah Levin

Head, Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

President of Malta (2014-2019); President, Eurochild; Member, WPL Board; Girl2Leader Patron, Europe, Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society

Maryam Bin Theneya

Member, Federal National Council, United Arab Emirates and WPL Country Ambassador, Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates

Maša Kociper

Member of Parliament, National Assembly, Republic of Slovenia

Michèle Coninsx

Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)

Nino Tsilosani

Member of Parliament, Georgia; Chair, Gender Equality Council; WPL Country Ambassador, Parliament of Georgia

Nivruti Rai

Country Head, Intel India and Vice President, Intel Foundry Services, Intel Corporation

Oana-Silvia Toiu

Chair, Labour and Social Protection Committee, Chamber of Deputies, Romania

Obiageli Ezekwesili

Public Policy Expert and Senior Economic Adviser; WPL Board; Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI)

Pia Hansson

Director, Institute of International Affairs, University of Iceland

Pratima Gurung

Academic Activist, Padmakanya College and National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal (NIDWAN)

Rangina Kargar

Member of Parliament, National Assembly of Islamic Republic, Pakistan

Roopa Dhatt

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Women in Global Health

Rosie Campbell

Director, Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King’s College London

Sandra Bozic

Member of Parliament, Serbia and Chair, Women’s Parliamentary Network, Serbia

Sania Nishtar

Special Assistant, Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Federal Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Ministry, Government of Pakistan

Shannon Bagley

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Centene Corp

Shiva Dustdar

Head, Division Innovation Finance Advisory, European Investment Bank

Snezana Paunovic

Member of Parliament, Serbia and Coordinator of Women Parliamentary Network, Serbia

Sophie Laszlo

French Ambassador, Iceland, French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Sue Lines

Senator, Western Australia; Deputy President, Australian Senate; Chair of Committees, Government of Australia

Susana Malcorra

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship (2015-2017), Argentina and Member and Co-Founder, GWL Voices

Susannah Rodgers

Paralympic Athlete and Global Technical Adviser on Disability Inclusion, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Tinna C. Nielsen

Founder and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Expert, Move the Elephant for Inclusiveness

Tolu Oni

Co-Director, Global Diet and Activity Research Network (GDAR), University of Cambridge