Amina Doherty

Amina Doherty is a Nigerian/Antiguan feminist and women’s rights advocate whose work promotes the flow between activism and creativity for positive change. She is a founding member and coordinator of FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, the former Director of Tactics at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), a Caribbean advisor to Mama Cash, the first international Women’s Fund in the world and, most recently, the incoming Director for Women’s Voice and Leadership (Caribbean) at MATCH International Women's Fund.

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Roos Saalbrink

Roosje Saalbrink is Policy & Advocacy Manager for Economic Rights at Womankind Worldwide. She leads work on women’s economic rights, looking at the structural causes of women’s economic inequality through a feminist analysis of the current global political economy.

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Valerie Hudson

Valerie M. Hudson is Professor and George H.W. Bush Chair in the Department of International Affairs of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, where she directs the Program on Women, Peace, and Security.

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Ambassador Melanne Verveer

Ambassador Melanne Verveer served as the first U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, a position to which she was nominated by President Obama in 2009. She currently serves as the Executive Director for Georgetown University’s Institute of Women, Peace & Security, along with being the Special Representative on Gender Issues for the OSCE Chairmanship.

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Elisabeth Motschmann

Elisabeth Motschmann is a member of parliament of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) and spokesperson of the Committee on Cultural and Media Affairs. She has been member of the Foreign Affairs Committee since 2013.

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Ray Acheson

Ray Acheson is the Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament program of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Since 2005, she has been involved with intergovernmental disarmament processes, providing reporting and a gendered analysis on weapons and the international arms trade.

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Soraya Post

Soraya Post is a politician and Member of European Parliament. She represents the Swedish radical feminist political party, Feminist Initiative.

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Naana Otoo-Oyortey

Naana Otoo-Oyortey MBE is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development (FORWARD). FORWARD is the UK’s leading organisation working to end female genital mutilation.

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Dr. Scilla Elworthy

Dr. Scilla Elworthy has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times for her work with the Oxford Research Group in developing effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policymakers and their critics. She founded Peace Direct (2002) to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas and co-founded Rising Women Rising World (2013) and FemmeQ (2016). Scilla was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003 and was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Richard Branson in setting up The Elders. Her latest book The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War (2017) and her book Pioneering the Possible: Awakened Leadership for a World That Works (2014) received critical acclaim from experts in the field. Her TED talk on nonviolence has been viewed by over 1,185,000 people.

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Vix Anderton

Vix Anderton is a life coach and yoga teacher, working with individuals to help make their minds and bodies more flexible. She launched a new platform and community to help people live balanced lives aligned with their values, purpose and intuition. 

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Sonia Bahri

Sonia Bahri is a consultant, international expert on Women and Climate Change, and a policy advisor. She previously worked at UNESCO providing advice to the then French Minister of the Environment during the UN Climate Change Conference.

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J. Ann Tickner

J. Ann Tickner is a a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the School of International Service, American University in Washington, DC. Professor Tickner also serves as a professor at Monash University in Australia.

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Lia Miller

Lia Miller is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer representing the country in La Paz, Bolivia and has held various positions throughout her career serving in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, the Operations Center, the Bureau of Public Affairs, the Office of Middle East Transitions, the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and at U.S. Embassies in Tunisia, Nicaragua, and Oman. She serves as a great resource for women hoping to find their way in the foreign service.

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Danya Roy and Jaz Harper

Danya Roy and Jaz Harper work for Sisters Uncut, a British feminist direct action group that fight cuts to domestic violence services in the UK. Most recently, the group stormed the red carpet at the Baftas at the Baftas to protest the new domestic violence bill.

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Claire Yorke

Claire Yorke is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. Yorke's work examines the role of empathy in diplomacy. She began her career as a parliamentary researcher in the House of Commons, where she focused mainly on defense policy. 

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