Panel Co-chairs

H.E. Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera

President of Costa Rica

Ms. Simona Scarpaleggia

CEO, IKEA Switzerland


Ms. Alicia Girón

Professor and Researcher of the Economic Research Institute (IIEc) - UNAM

Mr. Amadou Mahtar Ba

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media Inc.

Ms. Christine Lagarde

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Ms. Fiza Farhan

Independent Development Advisor

Ms. Elizabeth Vazquez

CEO and Co-Founder, WEConnect International

Mr. Guy Ryder

Director-General, International Labour Organization

Mr. Jim Yong Kim

President, World Bank

Rt Hon. Justine Greening

Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, United Kingdom

Mr. Michael Spence

Economist and recipient of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

Ms. Mitchell Baker

Executive Chairwoman, Mozilla Foundation

Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

Ms. Renana Jhabvala

Chair, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

Ms. Saadia Zahidi

Head of Education, Gender & Employment Initiatives, World Economic Forum

H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan

Vice-President, United Republic of Tanzania

Ms. Sharan Burrow

General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

H.E. Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi

Minister of State for Tolerance, United Arab Emirates

Ms. Tina Fordham

Managing Director, Chief Global Political Analyst, Citi Research

Ms. Winnie Byanyima

Executive Director, Oxfam International

Ms. Alejandra Mora

Minister for the Status of Women, Costa Rica

Mr. Aurel Hosennen

PR & Communications Manager, IKEA Switzerland

Ms. Fernanda Vidal Correa

Research Fellow, Panamerican University, Mexico City

Ms. Nanjira Sambuli

Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, The Web Foundation

Ms. Kalpana Kochhar

Deputy Director and Leader of the IMF’s Gender Working Group

Ms. Anum Suhail Bashir

Consult, Government of Punjab, Pakistan

Ms. Greta Schettler

Vice-President, WEConnect International

Ms. Shauna Olney

Chief of the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch, ILO

Ms. Caren Grown

World Bank Group Senior Director, Gender

Ms. Gwen Hines

Director, International Relations, Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom

Ms. Anar Simpson

Special Advisor, Office of the Chair, Women Girls and Technology at Mozilla

Dr. Purna Sen

Director of Policy, UN Women

Ms. Martha Chen

International Coordinator, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

Ms. Paulina Padilla

Specialist at World Economic Forum

Ms. Siriel Shaidi Mchembe

Institute of Financial Management, United Republic of Tanzania

Ms. Chidi King

Director of the Equality Department of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Ms. Amna Al Muhairy

Director of the Human Rights Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Susan Monahan

Vice President- Media Relations, Citi

Ms. Kim Henderson

Gender Justice Lead at Oxfam International

Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Dr. Margo Thomas

    Chief of the Secretariat

  • Sasha-Kay Roberts

    Project Management Specialist

  • Marianne Olesen

    Research Advisor

  • Adam Edward Simpson

    Programme Advisor

  • Verona Collantes-Lebale

    Deputy Chief of the Secretariat

  • Ali Matalon

    Advocacy Support Specialist

  • Florence Knop

    Administrative Associate

  • Kutisha Ebron

    Programme Analyst