Global Advisory Board

Denis Mukwege

Founder and Director, Panzi Hospital,  2008 UN Human Rights and 2013 Right Livelihood Awards Winner

Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor

Vice President of Liberia and President of the Senate of Liberia. Chairperson, Senate’s Health and Social Welfare Committee on Gender, Women and Children.

Dr. Nurhayati Ali Assegaf

Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic Party (Partai Demokrat) of Indonesia, President of Geneva Council for International Affairs and Development (GCIAD)

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

Chair of the WPL Executive Board. Minister of Interior of Iceland (2013-2014), Member of Parliament (2013-2016), and Mayor of Reykjavík (2008-2010).

Helen Clark

Prime Minister of New Zealand  (1999-2008). Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (2009-2017).

Jane Goodall

Ethologist. Founder, Jane Goodall Institute.  UN Messenger of Peace. Founder, Roots & Shoots.

Jody Williams

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).

Kathy Calvin

President and Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation. President of the AOL Time Warner Foundation (2000-2003).

Kristalina Georgieva

Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank

Laura Liswood

Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders. Commissioner of the City of Seattle Women’s Commission.

Laura Tyson

Professor of Business Administration and Economics, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkley. Chair of the US President’s Council of Economic Advisers (1993-1995).

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

President of Malta (2014-2019)

Michelle Bachelet

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. President of Chile (2006-2010 and 2014-2018).

Mo Ibrahim

Sudanese-British Mobile Communications Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Creator of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership and the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

Pascal Lamy

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).

Rebeca Grynspan

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).

Rosalía Arteaga

President of Ecuador (1997)

Silvana Koch-Mehrin

Founder of the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL). Vice-President of the European Parliament (2004-2014).

Tarja Halonen

President of Finland (2000-2012) and Finland’s first female Head of State.  Member of the Board of Trustees, Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights. Co-Chair, UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability. Chair, Council of Women World Leaders.