Laura Liswood is the Founder and Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders, as well as a Senior Advisor for investment firm Goldman Sachs. Ms. Liswood founded the Council of Women World Leaders, which provides a network for connecting and advocating for women leaders, with President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir of Iceland in 1996. A nationally prominent speaker and advocate, Ms. Liswood served from 1992 to 1996 as director of the Women’s Leadership project, identifying contributions by women leaders, which are recognized in her 1996 book and documentary Women World Leaders. Her most recent book, The Loudest Duck (2010) focuses on how to improve workplace diversity.  Ms. Liswood has also held management positions in the airline industry, and was a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.