Outstanding political leaders and influential personalities from civil society, the private sector, intergovernmental organizations and academia have endorsed the WPL Mission Statement by becoming Members of the Advisory Board. They oversee and provide guidance for all the WPL initiatives.
Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain; member of the Council of State. Former Vice-President and General Counsel of the World Bank, former Secretary General of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Laura Liswood is the Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders. Laura Liswood also held the title of the commissioner of the City of Seattle Women’s Commission, and was the owner/publisher of Seattle Woman.
Sudanese-British mobile communications entrepreneur and philanthropist. Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Creator of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership and the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance.
Vice-President of the European Parliament. Former Vice-President of the European Commission and Former European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro. Variety of senior political positions in European institutions as well as in Finland.
Former Director General of the World Trade Organisation. Former European Commissioner for Trade; Honorary President of the “Paris & Berlin based Think tank Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute”, former chief of cabinet to the President of the European Commission.
Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative for Migration and Development since January 2006. He advises the Secretary-General on international migration and development related issues.
Pioneer female lawyer and distinguished diplomat from Bahrain. Elected President of the 61st session of the United Nations General Assembly. Active participant in the movement to elevate the position of women in Bahrain.
Former President of Finland and Finland’s first female Head of State, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, Co-Chair of the UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability as well as Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders.
Member of the European Parliament. Former Vice-President of the European Commission and Former European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. In this function, she strengthened the EU’s commitment to equality between women and men.
Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Health and Sanitation for the Government of Sierra Leone.