Dr. Musimbi

Senior Global Advisor, Target Gender Equality and Board Member, United Nations Global Compact

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro is a member of the UN Global Compact Board and also serves as  Senior Advisor to “Target Gender Equality” an accelerator programme of the UN Global Compact which supports companies in setting and meeting ambitious targets for women’s leadership. Musimbi Kanyoro is an accomplished leader with more than three decades of experience working on gender issues in the context of International and Multilateral Organizations. Kanyoro is  the immediate past President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women,  one of the world’s leading publicly-supported foundations for gender equality. She is the current  Board Chair of the United World Colleges (UWC) and Women’s Learning Partnerships (WLP). She also serves on the Boards of London School of Economics (LSE) and Care International (CI). In 2015, Forbes magazine named her one of 10 women “power brands” working for gender equality. In 2016 she was recognized on a list of “Forty over 40 – women who are reinventing, and disrupting and making an impact”. More recently, she was named among the 100 people making a difference in gender policy and alongside Bill Gates as one of the 9 powerful people changing the planet.