Aruna Rao is the co-founder and executive director of Gender at Work, a transnational network of individuals and organizations that build knowledge and practice to end discrimination against women and advance cultures of equality. She is an expert in the field of gender and development with over 30 years of experience in pioneering new approaches to gender and institutional change. She has consulted widely with a range of government, academic and development agencies.
Kristin Kim Bart
Kristin Kim Bart is the Senior Director for Gender Equality at the International Rescue Committee. In this role, she serves as a catalyst for change and oversees IRC’s commitment to break down gender-based barriers for clients as well as for staff and within IRC’s internal operations. Since 2003, she has worked for the International Rescue Committee, both in the field programs and at headquarters, addressing issues of violence against women and girls. She holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Iowa.
Soraya Chemaly is currently the Executive Director of The Representation Project. An award-winning author and activist, she writes and speaks frequently on topics related to gender norms, inclusivity, social justice, free speech, sexualized violence, and technology. The former director and co-founder of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project, she has long been committed to expanding women’s civic and political participation.