APOLITICAL ANNOUNCES WORLD’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN GENDER POLICY 2019
- You can see the list by following this link (it will go live when the embargo breaks)
- The list highlights the people currently making the biggest impact in gender policy
- Mayors, national politicians, civil servants, academics and activists are all included
- Over 9000 nominations were received from public servants all over the world as well as experts at the United Nations, Women Deliver, Women in Global Health, The World Bank, UNAIDS, Women for Climate Justice and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2019 has been a crucial year in the battle for gender equality and, with over 9,000 nominations, we anticipate that this year’s list will be the best yet. There will also be a press conference on the list at this year’s Women Deliver conference in Vancouver from 3-6 June 2019.
The list celebrates politicians, civil servants, academics and activists driving change all around the world. It both recognises high-profile icons, and shines a light on the unsung heroes whose work is indispensable in creating a fairer world for everyone.
On the list, you’ll find remarkable people including:
- Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka — director of UN Women and founder of the HeforShe campaign
- Marlene Schiappa — France’s secretary of equality between women and men
- Denis Mukwege — Nobel peace laureate widely considered the world’s leading specialist in treating victims of wartime sexual violence
- Melinda Gates — co-chair of the Gates Foundation and vocal advocate for access to contraception
- Michelle Obama — founder of the Girls Opportunity Alliance and powerful role model for women and girls
- Maryam Monsef — minister for women and gender equality in Canada
- Ruth Bader-Ginsburg — associate justice of the US Supreme Court and renowned defender of women’s rights
- Katja Iversen — CEO of Women Deliver
- Christine Lagarde — managing director and chairman of the IMF and advocate for economic equality
The 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy were curated from nominations from thousands of gender experts from leading organisations, including the United Nations, Women Deliver, Women in Global Health, The World Bank, Women for Climate Justice and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
‘It’s time to showcase the inspirational people who are pioneering change and shaping gender policy around the globe,’ says Apolitical Executive Chairman Lisa Witter. ‘We hope that this list will highlight the people who are committed to making the world a better place for everyone.’
About Apolitical: Apolitical is a peer-to-peer learning platform for governments. The platform is used by public servants and policymakers in more than 170 countries to connect with each other and to find original and curated content about what’s working in policymaking around the world, including on topics such as digital government and government innovation.