ICRW Launches New Leaders Circle

Article Date

30 September 2015

Article Author

Ibadet Reller

Media Contact

Anne McPherson

Vice President, Global Communications email [email protected]

The International Center for Research on Women announces the launch of its New Leaders Circle – a group of young professionals who will serve as ambassadors for ICRW’s mission and vision to advance gender equality and eradicate poverty around the world.

“I am thrilled to be part of an organization that is a global champion for the advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls the world over,” said Kristin Panasewicz, a founding member of the New Leaders Circle.

Based in the U.K, members of the New Leaders Circle are drawn from a variety of fields and will represent ICRW to new audiences in the U.K, helping the organization identify new opportunities to continue expanding in that market. 

“Through this group we will create a space where other young professionals can come to learn about important global issues and about organizations such as ICRW that are at the forefront in finding evidence-based solutions to the toughest challenges facing women and girls,” she added.

The New Leaders Circle is made of up six members: Laura Frisk, EMEA marketing director, CEB; Kathleen M. Killin, LL.M candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School; Lisa Malone, general manager, Procurious; Ariane Moser, client relations director, Art Recovery Group ; Kristin Panasewicz, head of operations, Oliver Laws Ltd; and Emily Skeppner, assistant to the curatorial director, Lisson Gallery.

“We have seen the power of cross sector collaborations in accelerating social change,” said ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou. “Through the New Leaders Circle, we want to engage young professionals from a variety of fields who will inspire others – particularly young people – to learn about global challenges and solutions that are possible when we invest in research.”

Others who may wish to consider starting New Leaders Circles in other regions are invited to contact the Chief of Staff of the Office of the President.