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.

Video Fragments

Summit Statements


Monday 21 June
14:00 CEST


Helen Clark

New Zealand

Helen Clark was Prime Minister of New Zealand for three successive terms from 1999–2008.  She was the first woman to become Prime Minister following a…
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Obiageli Ezekwesili


Dr (Mrs.) Obiageli (Oby) Katryn Ezekwesili is a chartered accountant, former Nigerian Minister of Education, former Vice President for the World Bank and Vice-President for…
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Sue Lines


Sue Lines is currently the Deputy President of the Senate and has been a Senator for Western Australia since 2013. Sue was born in Western…
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Nurhayati Ali Assegaf


Dr. Nurhayati Ali Assegaf, M.Si., MP, is a member of the House of Representatives of Indonesia and Chairwoman of the Committee for Inter Parliamentary Cooperation…
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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.