The WIP Executive Board provides guidance for all the WIP activities in different national Parliaments. The Board also coordinates the network of WIP Ambassadors and the WIP Working Councils.

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Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir is the Chair of the WIP Executive Board. She was Minister of Interior of Iceland, Member of Parliament of Iceland, and Mayor of Reykjavík.

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Linda Lanzillotta is the Vice-President of the Italian Senate. She was the Minister for regional affairs and local communities between 2006 and 2008.


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Loren Legarda is a Member of the Senate of the Philippines. She is the Chair of the Senate Committees on Finance and Climate Change.


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Lucero Saldaña is a Member of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Senate, President of the Commission of Foreign Affairs and non-governmental organisations. Her legislative work has been linked to human rights and gender equality.



Silvana Koch-Mehrin is the Founder of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) and former Vice-President of the European Parliament.