Iron deficiency (ID) is the most common deficiency worldwide, yet it affects women disproportionately. Despite existing therapies and successful treatments, 50% of pregnant women are iron deficient. Meanwhile, 42% of pregnant women and 30% of non-pregnant women suffer from anemia. As the global rates of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) decrease, the disease […]
January 2020 – WPL is honoured to have Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008), to act as Chair of the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Board as of the 1st January, 2020. The Board provides guidance, solutions, and foundations to further advance the vital mission of WPL of “increasing the number and the influence […]
Have you ever wondered why men and women aren’t viewed equally? What is driving the statistics that inhibit society from reaching true equality? What is behind the figures of women’s share of the presence in society and politics? The Reykjavik Index for Leadership 2018 revealed that behind all the figures for participation in boardrooms or […]
Female politicians from Europe to Australia and New Zealand, Asia, as well as Africa and Central America showed to young girls that woman’s place is in politics. To celebrate the International Day of the Girl (IDG) 2019, Women Political Leaders (WPL) connected accomplished female politicians with #Girl2Leader young girls. The initiative, running on social media, […]
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)