Kambou, Thompson among Top 100 gender policy influencers

Article Date

23 May 2018

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Anne McPherson

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Today, ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou and Director of Policy and Advocacy Lyric Thompson were named among the honorees of apolitical‘s top 100 most influential people in gender policy, as part of The Most Influential People in Global Policy. Sarah and Lyric join a deep list of influential policy leaders from government, philanthropy, NGOs, academia and civil service that include UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, activist Malala Yousafzai, Melinda Gates and Women Deliver’s CEO and President Katja Iversen.

ICRW is proud to have Sarah listed among the Top 20 and Lyric among the honorees for the category of Non-Governmental Organizations. And the wider list includes a number of other members of the ICRW family, including former ICRW President and current Executive Director of the 3D Program for Girls and Women, Geeta Rao Gupta.

We are also thrilled to see that ICRW Board member Naila Kabeer – Professor of Gender and Development at the Department of Gender Studies at the London School of Economics –  and former ICRW Vice President Mary Ellsberg – Founding Director of the Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University- are both recognized in the Academia category.

“ICRW thanks apolitical,” says Sarah Kambou, “for launching this new list that honors current champions of gender equality and inspires the next generation of advocates. I am honored to be included next to these champions and trailblazers.”

Apolitical, a “global network for government, helping public servants find the ideas, people and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies,” created the list of public servants who work globally across a range of sectors to recognize their achievements and inspire the sharing of “good ideas.”

Following the honor, Lyric Thompson said, “I’m humbled to be part of the Gender Equality Top 100 with some incredible company. So many amazing advocates, academics, philanthropists, policy makers and friends. The movement needs everyone, plus about a million more. Forward!”