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.

Erik Brøgger Rasmussen

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva

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

Brendan Rogers

Ambassador, Embassy of Ireland to the Netherlands

Joanna Roper

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

Alice Ruhweza

Africa Region Director, World Wide Fund for Nature International

Miguel Camilo Ruiz Blanco

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations and the International Organizations in Vienna

Marie Chantal Rwakazina

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Embassy of Rwanda to Switzerland and Permanent Representation to the United Nations Office in Geneva

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

Edit Schlaffer

Founder & Chair, Women without Borders

Helga Maria Schmid

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

Götz Schmidt-Bremme

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the International Organisations in Vienna

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

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)

Alejandro Solano Ortiz

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Embassy and Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the International Organizations in Vienna

Elizabeth Spehar

Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA)

Mirjana Spoljaric

President, International Committee of the Red Cross

María del Carmen Squeff

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

Darius Staniulis

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Lithuania to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva

Katharina Stasch

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva

Carsten Staur

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Delegation of Denmark to the OECD and UNESCO

Achim Steiner

Administrator, UNDP

Thomas Stelzer

Dean and Executive Secretary, International Anti-Corruption Academy

Bård Ivar Svendsen

Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy The Hague

Petteri Taalas

Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization

Abubacarr M. Tambadou

Registrar, International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT)

Daren Tang

Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

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

Ibrahim Thiaw

Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations

Peter Thomson

Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations

Anna Tomasi

Executive Secretary, The Global Commission on Drug Policy

Paddy Torsney

Permanent Observer, Inter‑Parliamentary Union in New York

Stefano Toscano

Director, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

Fernando Travesí

Executive Director, International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

Aniela Unguresan

Co-Founder, EDGE Certified Foundation