Melisande Schifter

Project Lead, Inclusive Business, World Economic Forum

Mélisande is the Project Lead, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the World Economic Forum. Her portfolio work takes an integrated and holistic approach to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice, and aims to tackle exclusion, bias and discrimination related to race, gender, ability, sexual orientation and all other forms of human diversity. She produces data, standards and insights, such as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 4.0 Toolkit or the Global Gender Gap Report, and manages the Forum's DE&I action initiatives, such as Partnering for Racial Justice in Business, Hardwiring Gender Parity in the Future of Work, the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality, The Valuable 500 - Closing the Disability Inclusion Gap, the Community of Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officers and the Global Future Council on Equity and Social Justice.

Prior to joining the Forum, Mélisande worked within the field of international affairs, social justice and ethics. She holds a MTh in Theology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and is currently a PhD candidate in Ethics at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

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