Women Political Leaders Summit 2021:
Building Forward. Women Political Leaders
Determining the New Normal

The past one and a half years have been a turning point in human history. Living in these challenging times has made it clear that there is no going back. We need to build forward and move towards a new reality, a new normal and a better world for all. This year, the Women Political Leaders Summit 2021 will gather outstanding leaders from around the globe who will share their solutions. 

Co-chaired by Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Women Political Leaders Summit 2021 will highlight the critical role of women leaders in determining the new normal. The need for change is urgent, and the time to act is now.

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Summit Statements


Monday 21 June
14:00 CEST


Irine Yusiana Roba Putri


Iririne Yusiana Putri is a member of the Parliament of Indonesia. She currently serves as a Member of the Commission which incorporates Defence, Foreign Affairs…
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Mabel Memory Chinomona


Hon. Cde. Mabel Memory Chinomona, is the incumbent President of the Senate, in the 9th Parliament of the Republic of Zimbabwe, elected on the 11th…
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Marilou McPhedran


Marilou McPhedran is a human rights lawyer, professor, and activist, appointed as an independent senator on the recommendation of Prime Minister Justin  Trudeau in November…
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Lilian Samaniego


Born on February 25, 1965, in one of the populous neighborhoods of Asunción.   In 1987 she graduated from the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of the…
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WPL would like to share a special thank you to the variety of partners who are supporting the Women Political Leaders Summit 2021. These partners lend their expertise to reach a society where representation is the rule and parity is the goal. Their contributions are critical to the Women Political Leaders Summit’s development and they are valuable contributors to WPL’s mission.


Disclaimer: Statements delivered at Women Political Leaders Summit 2021 reflect the views and opinions of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Women Political Leaders.