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A man working in the social impact sector is 3 Times More likely to rise to a leadership position than a woman

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6 FEMINIST LEADERS from around the world joined forces to disrupt the status quo

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Aïssata Lam, President, Youth Chamber of Commerce Mauritania

Aïssata is the co-founder and President of the Youth Chamber of Commerce of Mauritania, an organization created in 2013 with the mission to bridge the gap for young Mauritanian Professionals and Entrepreneurs. Their organization has had a major impact on the ecosystem, through the i-Lab, an Innovation Lab and Venture Fund, created in partnership with the National Bank of Mauritania, to fund start-ups and strengthen the ecosystem for women entrepreneurs struggling to access funding for their business ventures.
A Mauritanian National, Aïssata has a background in agricultural finance and Microfinance, working for the Food and Agriculture organization on Productive Safety Nets Projects in the Sahel region, as well as African Risk Capacity, an institution of the African Union, working on Disaster Risk Financing for West and Central African Countries. Besides her work in development, she is passionate about youth and women empowerment matters on the continent; she participated in several task groups on peace, stability and women empowerment in the Sahel Region with UN Women, the European Union and the US Government.
She recently was appointed by President Emmanuel Macron on the Gender Equality Advisory Council for the G7 to advise on matters related to girl’s education, gender-based violence and women’s economic empowerment, specifically in Africa.

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Anusha Bharadwaj, Executive Director, Voice4Girls

Anusha believes in the power of girls to transform communities and nations. It is with this conviction that she leads a group of passionate individuals at VOICE 4 Girls, a social enterprise that educates and empowers marginalized adolescent girls with the vision to eliminate gender inequality and violence. VOICE has impacted the lives of over 73,000 adolescents and 3200 young camp counselors. She is also the Founder Director of SoCh for Social Change, a platform that offers young women a chance to become ‘future-ready’ and to develop their leadership capacities and enable them to become agents of change. SoCh has reached out to 500 young women in Tier 2 towns of Telangana. Recognising her work, she has been invited to speak at the TedXWomenHyderabad forum and she has also won two awards, Balika Bandhu Award in 2017 and Leader in Volunteer Engagement in 2017. Anusha facilitates leadership workshops and trainings for social entrepreneurs and leaders in global forums.
Anusha is an alumnus of the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (2013-14), East West Center, USA; 1stCohort of Harvard-Dasra Social Impact Leadership Program (2014-15); and a Cordes Fellow (2017). She is also a Board Member of Bodhi Education Society, an NGO that runs an affordable English medium private school in rural Telangana, the NSS Advisory Committee at the Hyderabad Central University, an Executive Member of Andhra Pradesh Mahila Samata Society (APMSS) and an Executive Committee Member of RVBRR College for Women.

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Emily Bove, Executive Director, Batonga Foundation

Emily Bove is a seasoned executive leader within the global women’s rights movement and development community. She has been recognized for her visionary leadership and constant support of grassroots-led and feminist programming, as well as her strong experience in movement-building, collaborative leadership and philanthropy. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Batonga Foundation. Emily is the 2018 recipient of the One World Award for Feminist Leadership in International Philanthropy, as well as the founder and curator of the Feminist Leadership Project. She is also a proud Board member of Women’s March Global, and also serves on World Pulse’s Global Advisory Network.

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Helene Wolf, Chair, FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders

Helene founded FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders e.V. less than a year ago and has been leading the setup of the initiative on a voluntary basis since then. Before that she served as the Deputy Executive Director at the International Civil Society Centre where she led and managed the development from a start-up phase to a mid-sized organisation. In this capacity she also worked closely with the top leadership of the largest internationally operating civil society organisations on issues such as governance, accountability and cooperation. She lives in Berlin, Germany and has two sons.

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Serap Altinisik, Head of EU Office, Plan International

Serap, a passionate intersectional-feminist activist, is the Head of Office and EU Representative of Plan International. Previously, she held the position of Programme Director at the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) leading their Fundraising & Programme Strategy. Serap started as Fundraising and Policy Coordinator at EWL where she successfully led the 50/50 Campaign “No modern Democracy without Gender Equality” across Europe which aimed to achieve equal representation of women and men in decision-making and power positions within the EU institutions. Whilst at EWL she also Co-founded for example the EU Civil Society network (CSOs FPN) – an alliance of 30 international and European-wide organisations to collaborate on programme and fundraising issues. Currently, she is a Board member of CIVICUS Alliance – a membership alliance with more than 4,000 members in more than 175 countries – dedicated to strengthen citizen action and civil society throughout the world. Serap is convinced that girls’ and women’s rights can only become reality when young women’s power, young women activism and leadership are at the core of our endeavours for a just and equal world. Prior to her role at the EWL, she led the Campaign Unit at the European Network against Racism (ENAR) where she played a critical role in establishing the first European Foundation against Racism. She also spent several years as the Head of Domestic and Sexualised Violence Department and Head of Activists and City Groups for the largest women‘s rights organisation TERRE DES FEMMES in Germany, later leading on establishing and coordinating their representation in Berlin. A published author and scholar, Serap has written a book on the effects of domestic violence and also led the first study in Germany into implementation of favourable workplace policies for those experiencing domestic violence.Anusha believes in the power of girls to transform communities and nations. It is with this conviction that she leads a group of passionate individuals at VOICE 4 Girls, a social enterprise that educates and empowers marginalized adolescent girls with the vision to eliminate gender inequality and violence. VOICE has impacted the lives of over 73,000 adolescents and 3200 young camp counselors. She is also the Founder Director of SoCh for Social Change, a platform that offers young women a chance to become ‘future-ready’ and to develop their leadership capacities and enable them to become agents of change. SoCh has reached out to 500 young women in Tier 2 towns of Telangana. Recognising her work, she has been invited to speak at the TedXWomenHyderabad forum and she has also won two awards, Balika Bandhu Award in 2017 and Leader in Volunteer Engagement in 2017. Anusha facilitates leadership workshops and trainings for social entrepreneurs and leaders in global forums.
Anusha is an alumnus of the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (2013-14), East West Center, USA; 1stCohort of Harvard-Dasra Social Impact Leadership Program (2014-15); and a Cordes Fellow (2017). She is also a Board Member of Bodhi Education Society, an NGO that runs an affordable English medium private school in rural Telangana, the NSS Advisory Committee at the Hyderabad Central University, an Executive Member of Andhra Pradesh Mahila Samata Society (APMSS) and an Executive Committee Member of RVBRR College for Women.

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Zakiya Carr Johnson, Founder, Black Women Disrupt

Zakiya Carr Johnson is a social inclusion, diversity and equity expert and strategist with extensive experience in international development and over 20 years shaping public policy. Prior to founding ODARA Solutions, LLC and launching the Black Women Disrupt Initiative, she served as Senior Advisor and Director of the first Race, Ethnicity and Social Inclusion Unit at the U.S. Department of State, and co-chair of the White House Inter-Agency Committee on Gender-Based Violence Monitoring and Evaluation during the Obama Administration. Prior to that, she was Foundation Representative for Venezuela and Ecuador at the Inter-American Foundation and Senior Technical Advisor for the Social Inclusion Trust Fund at the Inter-American Development Bank. Carr Johnson has been at the forefront of promoting equality by supporting Black women and historically marginalized groups in community-based development, leadership and entrepreneurship and building bridges of transnational solidarity. Zakiya is also an accomplished public speaker, who loves to cook and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

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