Global Women Leaders Committee


WBAF holds that, with the participation of individuals and institutions from multiple sectors and from all parts of society, real progress can be achieved.  WBAF committees comprise the world leaders of the World Business Angels Investment Forum — High Commissioners, Senior Senators, Senators and International Partners who represent diverse regions and industries — who are committed to the idea that interaction between multiple stakeholders can be a positive force in creating change.

Committee members work in close cooperation with each other to help shape regional and global agendas in the global and regional investment markets. Through this cooperation, they all contribute to the global knowledge base and benefit from it as they develop the focus of Forum initiatives.

WBAF convenes a Global Women Leaders Committee, an international gathering of woman founders, leaders, and mentors for learning, connecting and innovating. It is the first WBAF committee dedicated to women, and its focus is on propelling women-led startups, scaleups, SMEs and high-growth businesses. This group includes global luminaries from the realms of business, art, politics, and philanthropy to shape and shake the future of the universal entrepreneurship ecosystem through global partnerships.
 

Mission Statement
The Global Women Leaders Committee of the World Business Angels Investment Forum is committed to leveraging unique access to the world’s most influential women leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and artists—uniting these global forces to harness their collective knowledge, address today’s critical issues, and generate innovative solutions to empower the world economy.

 

President of the Committee
H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
President of the Republic of Croatia (2015-2020)
 

Executive Council

  • H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President, WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee
    President of the Republic of Croatia (2015-2020)

  • Angela Gerekou, Vice President, WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee
    President of Greek National Tourism Organisation, Former Deputy Minister of Culture, Greece

  • H.E. Dunya Maumoon, Vice President, WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee
    Foreign Affairs Minister (2013-2016),  Maldives

  • Marie-Christine Oghly, Vice President, WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee
    World President, World Women Entrepreneurship Federation (FCEM), France

  • H.E. Martha Delgado, Vice President, WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee
    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

  • Swati Mandela, Vice President, WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee
    WBAF High Commissioner, South Africa

  • Feryal Nass, Vice President, WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee
    High Commissioner World Business Angels Investment Forum, Bahrain

  • Michelle Shelli Brunswick, Executive Council Board member, Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, USA

  • Lucy Chow, Secretary General, WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee
    Senior Senator for UAE, World Business Angels Investment Forum

 

Board Members

  • Carol Goman, International Partner World Business Angels Investment Forum, USA

  • Danela Arsovska, Senior Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, North Macedonia

  • Deborah Walliser, Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, Namibia

  • Laura Aldone, Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, Lithuania

  • Nambula Kachumi, Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, Zambia

  • Radhika Iyengar, Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, USA

  • Rina Cosentino, Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, Italy

  • Sandra Glasgow, Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, Jamaica

  • Sandra Moreno, International Partner World Business Angels Investment Forum, Panama

  • Yolanda Diaz Villarrubia, Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, Spain
     

Secretary General
Lucy Chow, Senior Senator for UAE, World Business Angels Investment Forum
Lucy.Chow@wbaforum.org

Global Partnerships of the Committee
G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), World Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Finance Corporation – World Bank (IFC), Junior Chamber International (JCI).

Committee Web Pages
Please follow the WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee on the Committee’s LinkedIn page: WBAF Global Women Leaders Committee: Overview | LinkedIn

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