Leadership Network

International Gender Champions is a leadership network that brings together female & male decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence.

Georges Nakseu Nguefang

Représentant Permanent, Représentation permanente de l'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie auprès des Nations Unies à Genève, à Vienne et des autres organisations internationales en Suisse

Emma Naylor-Ngugi

Regional Director, CARE East, Central and Southern Africa

Olympia Neocleous

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva

Matthew Neuhaus

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Embassy of Australia to The Netherlands

Youssoupha Niang

Regional Ombudsman, United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services

Janne Nijman

Academic Director, T.M.C. Asser Instituut

Clementine Nkweta-Salami

Regional Director for the East, Horn and Great Lakes Regions of Africa, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Lana Nusseibeh

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in New York

Delphine O

Ambassadrice / Secrétaire générale , Forum Génération Egalité

Eoin O’Leary

Ambassador, Mission of Ireland to the International Organisations in Vienna

Marie O'Leary

President, Association of Defence Counsel practising before the International Courts and Tribunals (ADC-ICT)
Steering Committee
Patricia O’Brien

Patricia O’Brien

Ambassador of Ireland to France, Embassy of Ireland in Paris

Sanda Ojiambo

CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

Stephen Omollo

Regional Director, World Vision, East Africa Region

Unnur Orradóttir-Ramette

Ambassador, Embassy of Iceland in Paris, Permanent Delegation of Iceland to the OECD and UNESCO

Indra Mani Pandey

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations in Geneva

Rolph Payet

Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations Office at Geneva

Marie-Thérèse Pictet-Althann

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations in Geneva

Audra Plepytė

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations in New York

Andrii Pravednyk

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ukraine, Embassy of Ukraine to Kenya

Fionnuala Quinlan

Ambassador, Embassy of Ireland to Kenya, Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea

Elena Rafti

Ambassador/Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the UN and other International Organisations in Vienna

Adela Raz

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations in New York

Melinda Reed

Executive Director, Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice

Madeleine Rees

Secretary General, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Laura Rockwood

Executive Director, Open Nuclear Network

Martha Rojas Urrego

Secretary General, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Joanna Roper

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Embassy of the United Kingdom to The Netherlands

Alice Ruhweza

Africa Region Director, World Wide Fund for Nature International

Guy Ryder

Director-General, International Labour Organization

Richard Sadleir

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Australian Embassy to Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hungary, Slovakia & Slovenia and Permanent Mission to the IAEA, UNODC, CTBTO, UNOOSA & OSCE

Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations

Adia Sakiqi

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Embassy of Albania to The Netherlands

Marie-Laure Salles

Director, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Peter Sands

Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Belén Sapag Muñoz de la Peña

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Embassy of Chile to Austria/Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna

Yvan Savy

Director, PLAN International France

Helga Maria Schmid

Secretary-General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Klaus Schwab

Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

Kaddu K. Sebunya

Chief Executive Officer, African Wildlife Foundation

Gabriela Sellner

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations (Vienna), IAEA, UNIDO and CTBTO PrepCom

Nikhil Seth

Executive Director, United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Abdulla Shahid

President of the 76th United Nations General Assembly, United Nations General Assembly

Kathleen Sherwin

Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Women Deliver

Olof Skoog

Ambassador, Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York

Jack Smith

Specialist Prosecutor, Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor's Office

Elena K. Sokova

Executive Director, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP)