BA in Economics, Smith College; MPhil in International Economics, Graduate Institute Geneva; MPA, Harvard University. With the World Economic Forum: former Economist, Global Competitiveness Programme; Head of Gender Parity Programme; Head of Civil Society; currently, Head of Education, Gender and Work and Member of the Executive Committee. Co-Author of Forum reports on Human Capital, Gender Gaps and Future of Jobs. Author, Fifty Million Rising (2017). Recipient of honors and awards, including: BBC 100 Women (2013 and 2014); Financial Times/McKinsey inaugural Bracken Bower Prize (2014). Interests: education and skills, future of work, gender parity, income inequality and inclusion.
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