March is Women’s History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in history. Acknowledging the progressive power of women in preventing conflict and achieving more sustainable peace is a relentless activity. As the year 2020 ushers in the twentieth anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution […]
The rapidly evolving Covid-19 pandemic is presenting the global community with unprecedented challenges; challenges that disregard frontiers and demand a unique international response and cross-border cooperation. In the last days, major conferences have been postponed to save lives, and minimise impact. The 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, is one of […]
March 6th, 2019 – Women Political Leaders is calling on female and male Leaders to help ensure a long overdue acceleration of progress toward achieving equal status and opportunities for women globally. Nothing will happen unless everybody gets on board, speaks up, takes action and helps affect change. That’s why on International Women’s Day 2020 […]
This International Women’s Day Women Political Leaders is calling on women and men to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and above all take action for a world with equal opportunities for women and men. The key figure in realising this world is the ‘collective individual’, someone who sees themselves as responsible for assuming […]
It’s time for change. It’s time for girls and women to lead the world with brains and hearts. For change to happen, we must connect today’s leaders with girls – the next generation of leaders. #Girl2Leader is an initiative launched by the Women Political Leaders (WPL).Lead like a girl!
Global Advisory Board
Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor
Dr. Nurhayati Ali Assegaf
Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir
Chair, Nobel Women’s Initiative and 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
José Manuel Barroso
Chairman, Goldman Sachs International. President of the European Commission (2004-2014). Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004).
Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank
Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders. Commissioner of the City of Seattle Women’s Commission.
Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. President of Chile (2006-2010 and 2014-2018).
Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO) (2005-2013). European Commissioner for Trade (1999-2004). Honorary President of the “Paris & Berlin-based Think tank Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute”. Chief of Cabinet to the President of the European Commission (1984-1994).
Head of the Ibero-American Secretariat. United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (2010-2014), Vice President of Costa Rica (1994-1998).
President of Ecuador (1997)
President & Founder of the Women Political Leaders (WPL)