In a world of #MeToo, women leading top IPOs to market, the Women’s March still going strong, and women taking a more prominent role in government and corporations, seven outstanding women continue to shine as the Co-Chairs and masterminds behind Davos 2018. These women have helped bring together over 2,000 influential decision makers and global leaders. This past week at the World Economic Forum (WEF), individuals representing a wide array of industries, countries, and organizations gathered with a shared theme of “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.”
Stay informed on what happened last week in Davos, Switzerland and how you can follow the conversation as world issues are discussed by world leaders. Among the attendees were British Prime Minister Theresa May, Secretary General of the United Nations Anotonio Guterres, President of World Bank Kim Yong Kim, Bill and Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation, CEO of WPP Sir Martin Sorrell, COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg, and many more. Follow these key individuals by creating alerts delivered directly to your email.
Sharan Burrow – Burrow has continued to expand her involvement with the World Economic Forum since 2010. Starting as an attendee, then speaker at regional forums, Burrow is now Co-Chair of the WEF’s annual meeting, one of the most significant international gatherings of world leaders. Also serving as General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, Burrow has a rich history supporting trade unions and workers.
Fabiola Gianotti – Dubbed by The Guardian as the “woman with the key to the secrets of the universe,” Fabiola Gianotti is a world class physicist and the first female Director General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
Isabelle Kocher – Chief Executive Officer of Engie, Isabelle Kocher is a force to be reckoned with. In the male-dominated energy industry, Kocher currently holds seven corporate board and committee memberships and is the head of a multinational electric utility company.
Christine Lagarde – As the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, Lagarde is an influential member of the group. She was the first woman to become the head of the IMF in 2011, having previously served as the French Minister for Foreign Trade. According to RelSci data, some of Lagarde’s top professional connections include WEF founder Klaus Schwab, Bank of England Governor Mark J. Carney, and President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno.
Ginni Rometty – Rometty is the President and CEO of IBM. According to publicly-verified data in the RelSci database, she is the Director of the Technology CEO Council, a leading public policy advocacy organization made up exclusively of CEOs. Along with her Davos role, Rometty is a board member of the Global Apprenticeships Network.
Chetna Sinha – Sinha is the founder of the Mann Deshi Mahila Sahkari Bank, India’s first microfinance bank helping women in rural areas obtain cooperative licenses from the Reserve Bank of India. She has spearheaded global partnership programs between American and European corporations and Indian microfinance initiatives since 2006. Sinha has been affiliated with the World Economic Forum since at least 2013, when she was selected as the Indian Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation.
Erna Solberg – As the Prime Minister of Norway, Solberg has been an important figure in government. She has been in Norway’s parliament since 1989 holding various seats before being appointed Prime MInister in 2013. In addition to her Davos membership, Solberg serves as Co-Chair of the Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group.
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