ICRW Welcomes Two New Members To Its Leadership Council

Article Date

13 May 2015

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The International Center for Research on Women is pleased to welcome two new members to its Leadership Circle, Baroness Mary Goudie, a member of the British House of Lords, and Dr. Pam Rajput, Chairperson, High Level Committee on the Status of Women, Government of India.

“I am thrilled to welcome two remarkable individuals to our Leadership Council,” said Sarah Degnan Kambou, ICRW President. “Their breadth of experience exemplifies their expertise in the field and demonstrates their passion and commitment to ICRW work. Their valuable experience in advocating for women and girls worldwide will help guide and advance ICRW’s mission to identify solutions to the toughest global challenges facing women and girls today” added Kambou.

Baroness Mary Goudie is a global advocate for the rights of women and children, and a passionate supporter of global empowerment initiatives. In addition to holding a number of NGO Board memberships, she is involved with the G8 and G20 promoting the role of women and children in the global economy. She has extensive experience training community and business leaders and parliamentarians on both social and political issues around the world. She is also a founding member of the 30% Club steering committee, which aims to influence chairmen into bringing more women onto UK Corporate Boards, and is currently expanding globally.

“I am honored to join ICRW’s Leadership Council – a diverse group of incredibly talented leaders who all bring different parts of the world together for a truly global research institute. I feel privileged to serve as an ambassador for ICRW’s mission and vision, which are very much aligned with my own” said Baronnes Goudie.

Pam Rajput, Ph.D. is an Indian academic turned internationally renowned activist who has been engaged in the women’s movement since the mid-70s both in India and internationally. She helped organize and was the first speaker of a “Women’s Parliament” that brought together over 500 women leaders from every part of India.  A recipient of many academic fellowships, she is a member of several expert committees and bodies in India including the nation’s: Planning Commission, Ministry of Women & Child Development, National Commission for Women, delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and many others. She is also the founder and Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies & Development and the Head of the Department of Political Science at Panjab University.

The ICRW Leadership Council is comprised of high-profile global leaders who share and are committed to ICRW’s mission to empower women, promote gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. Through their leadership in politics, business, philanthropy, education, the law, media, and economics – members help advance ICRW’s mission and vision.