Michèle Taylor
Ambassador, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Human Rights Council, Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations in Geneva
Michèle Taylor

Every aspect of society benefits when women and girls in all their diversity are welcomed and truly empowered to bring the full spectrum of their experiences and perspectives to the table. I have spent a lifetime advocating for the advancement of women and girls by removing barriers to STEM fields, addressing violence and discrimination against women, and creating opportunities for diverse voices to weigh in everywhere. I am deeply committed to mentorship as an effective form of supporting emerging leaders and to challenging our societal concepts of femininity.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

I will ensure that the voices and perspectives of women and girls in all their diversity are integrated through inclusive language and representation into every aspect of our policies, actions, and engagements at the Human Rights Council and beyond.
I commit to hosting quarterly parlor meetings on relevant topics, including addressing barriers for women and girls in all their diversity in fields where they are underrepresented and wherever they face sexual and gender based violence.