Champion
Paddy Torsney
Permanent Observer, Inter‑Parliamentary Union in New York
Paddy Torsney

Gender equality is imperative to the success of all humankind.  We must work hard to ensure our society is not overlooking the best ideas for action and the best leaders and implementers simply because of their gender.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Mainstream a gender perspective in every speech/presentation I make, and track and report on the gender composition of all panels we organize in New York in 2018.

  • Dedicate two hours each month to mentor and empower at least one young woman in advancing her career aspirations and report on it.