We recognize these global leaders for their work building awareness, reputation, and making strategic connections for Rise Up.


Memory Banda
Girl Leader, Malawi

Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Renowned Vocalist, Performer, and UN Goodwill Ambassador

Siddharth Chatterjee
United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya

Abigail Disney
Documentary Filmmaker

Paola Gianturco
Photographer and Writer

Holly Gordon
Executive Director, Girl Rising

Jeni Klugman
Managing Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Women in Public Policy Program

Tamara Kreinin
Director, Packard Foundation

Amina Mohammed
Honorable Minister for Environment, Nigeria

Mary Pang
Managing Director, JP Morgan

Justin Reeves
Director, The Documentary Group

Nafis Sadik
Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General

Jill Sheffield
Former President, Women Deliver

Riya Singh
Girl Leader, United States

Elba Velasquez
Girl Leader, Guatemala

Mari Pat Varga
President, Varga & Associates