Panel: Power Like You’ve Never Seen - Ways Women are Crafting a New & Improved Way of Governing
RepresentWomen's National Partnerships Manager
Victoria Pelletier is the National Partnerships Manager at RepresentWomen, and is based in Portland, Maine. She is currently serving her first term as a Portland City Councilor, and is the second Black woman in her city’s history that has been elected to this seat.
Founder & CEO of Keseb
Yordanos Eyoel is an Ethiopian-American democracy entrepreneur who is the Founder and CEO of Keseb. Keseb is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization building an ecosystem for cross-country learning, collaboration, and innovation to advance inclusive and resilient democracies.
Marjan H. Ehsassi
Executive Director of the Federation for Innovation in Democracy (North America)
Marjan H. Ehsassi is the Executive Director of the Federation for Innovation in Democracy North America. She is also a Future of Democracy Fellow (non-resident) at the Berggruen Institute and a Senior Innovations Fellow at the Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA at OSU).
Co-founder and Director of Compassion in Politics
Jennifer Nadel is an author, activist and award-winning journalist with an unwavering commitment to both compassion and women’s rights. As the co-director of the UK-based think tank Compassion in Politics, Jennifer works to help foster more empathetic and compassionate politics across the political spectrum, working with over 100 MPs.
Expert Discussion: Non-electoral Solutions - Addressing Violence Against Women and Mental Well-Being in Politics
Michelle Milford Morse
VP of Girls & Women Strategy at UN Foundation
Michelle Milford Morse is Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy. Previously Michelle was a member of the global health policy and advocacy team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Senator Cynthia López Castro
Mexican Senator and President of IPU's Women's Caucus
Bio coming soon!
Director for Latin America Strategy and Development at the Apolitical Foundation
Natalia is an Obama Scholar '19 who has over 10 years of experience in government at the local and national levels. In 2023 she was a member of President Obama’s Inclusive Economies Working Group.
Expert Discussion: Electoral Solutions - Gender Quotas in Latin America & Australia’s Single Transferable Voting System
RepresentWomen Board Chair & Gender Policy Specialist
Vandinika Shukla is a gender policy specialist, technology policy expert, and educator. She has spent the last decade designing national gender policies and advocacy campaigns at UN Women, building public interest technology products and partnerships at MIT Media Lab, and founding organizations to amplify unheard stories for stronger democracies.
Professor of Gender and Politics at Royal Holloway University of London
Jennifer M. Piscopo is Professor of Gender and Politics at Royal Holloway University of London. She is a leading expert on gender and politics, especially women’s political representation, in Latin America, the United States, and the globe.
Kate Chaney MP
Member of Parliament in Australia's House of Representatives
Kate Chaney is Western Australia’s first female Independent Federal Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives.
Bio coming soon!