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.


Tanya Wood

Executive Director, CHS Alliance

Roger Yates

Regional Director, East and Southern Africa and the Middle East, Plan International

Mariangela Zappia

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

Lassina Zerbo

Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union

Barbara Žvokelj

Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the UN, OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna