100 Influential People in Gender Policy


The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is proud to announce that its executive director, Amb. Melanne Verveer, and managing director, Dr. Jeni Klugman, were recognized as two of the 100 most influential people in global gender policy.

Global platform Apolitical selected 100 leaders from thousands of nominations in its second annual list. The 2019 list recognizes politicians, high-profile icons, academics, civil servants and activists dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls around the world. Among the honorees are Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Michelle Obama, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and Christine Lagarde.

“We should be grateful for the hard work of those who made the list as well as the countless more around the world who work to advance women and girls every day,” says Amb. Melanne Verveer. “They inspire us to continue our critical work to ensure that women have equal rights and opportunities.”